Legendary Rockland veteran laid to rest in Pomona

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Funeral services were held in Pomona Thursday for the former head of the Rockland Veterans Service Agency and a three-time Purple Heart recipient.

Known as a legend among veterans, Jerry Donnellan, 71, was a United States Army sergeant who lost his leg in Vietnam.

When he came back to his home in Rockland, Donnellan dedicated his life to helping other veterans.

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His great-nephew started pegleg22.com, a website named for his uncle, to raise money for struggling veterans.

A military graveside ceremony was held for Donnellan in Pomona, and he was given a 21-gun salute.

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