Full Honors Funeral of Former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr. in Section 34

May 01 2018

The U.S. Army Honor Guard, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, and The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, conduct the funeral of former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr. in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 26, 2018.

West served as both Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and was the second African-American to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. West was also a Captain in the U.S. Army and the former General Counsel of the Navy in the Carter Administration.

West’s spouse, Gail Berry West, received the American flags from his casket.

(U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)