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5-Year-Old River “Oakley” Nimmo Loses Battle With Cancer, Is Given Heartwarming Military Funeral Service

River “Oakley” Nimmo passed away at age five surrounded by his loved ones. Oakley had always dreamed of being in the Army and celebrated his fifth and final birthday with that dream in mind. According to People, Oakley celebrated his big day “dressed in camouflage, playing with toy gear and spending time with army personnel in the hospital as he underwent treatment for cancer.”  But Oakley sadly passed away on Thursday, June 20. His family shared: “We are going to give Oakley a full military service in honor of his wish to become an ‘Army Man,’ one day,” the post continued. “We ask that any active military members and/or veterans to please attend the funeral in their uniforms.” Advertisements YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 2-Year-Old Beats Rare Form of Ovarian Cancer Advertisements In the end, Oakley’s dream was realized. According to KATV, The Arkansas National Guard promoted Oakley as an Honorary Colonel, assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters at Camp Joseph T. Robinson as an “Army Man.” Advertisements His certificate reads: Advertisements “That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of River Oakley Nimmo, I do hereby appoint him an Honorary Colonel in the National Guard of …

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