Almost 1000 family and friends attended the funeral service for Buddy Lea in Nikenbah.
Almost 1000 family and friends attended the funeral service for Buddy Lea in Nikenbah. Valerie Horton

War veteran Buddy Lea laid to rest in Hervey Bay

WAR hero Thomas Henry "Buddy" Lea has been remembered as a courageous soldier, loyal friend and loving family man.

Almost 1000 mourners packed the Hervey Bay Baptist Church on Thursday to farewell the Vietnam veteran, who lost his final battle with lung cancer on the weekend.

A police guard led the procession to Point Vernon's Polson Cemetery where Buddy has been laid to rest.

Read a full tribute here.



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