Widow finds another woman's name engraved on her husband's tombstone

4:40 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) -- A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.

She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colorado over the weekend.

Air Force Master Sergeant Billy Fielden was buried in a picturesque corner of the cemetery 25 years ago.

"I used to come out here and I always talked to him. I thought he will be so happy here," Bill's widow Edna Fielden said.

Fielden has since moved more than 700 miles away to Minnesota.

She wanted to bring her grandchildren to meet the man who served his country for 26 years, and served his family until cardiac arrest took him away.

She never imagined what they would find when they came to visit his grave on Saturday.

"A piece of my heart broke off. I gasped and said who is this," Fielden said.

A stranger's name is engraved on what's supposed to be her side of Bill's headstone.

"I thought this woman was in this grave with him as I want to be," Fielden said.

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