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November 3, 2020

Honor Mission
Harold Lawrence Austin, Veteran
Grafton, West Virginia – 11-03-20

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Harold Lawrence Austin, 80, U.S. Air Force Veteran, for his final services on Tuesday , 3 Nov 20. Harold went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 30, 2020, with his family by his side. Harold served in the Air Force, worked at Seneca Glass in Morgantown as a glass-blower, and also worked for Dan’s Marina for sixteen years. He was an avid Steelers Fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family and friends while making lots of memories. Harold is the Father of the late PGR Member Lisa McGee.

Staging Time: 9:45 am

Bartlett Funeral Home
202 McGraw Avenue
Grafton, West Virginia 26354

Ride Captain:

Susan Whitlatch

Special Instructions:

Mission brief at 9:50 AM
Flag line will be in place NLT 10:00 AM and maintained until the start of services at 11:00 AM.
At the conclusion of services, flag line will be set for Harold’s dignified transfer to the hearse for his final journey.
Escort will be provided to WV National Cemetery, where Full Military rites will be accorded by the Taylor County Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force.  WVNC
Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the upper 50’s with a 100% chance of sunshine.
Please dress and travel accordingly.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Susan Whitlatch
Position: West Virginia Ride Captain

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7 Responses

  1. My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. This nation is grateful to him for answering its call and defending our freedom. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

    Jim Shaffer
    2/39th Artillery
    3rd Inf Div
    WV PGR

  2. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  3. I am sorry for your loss.. May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home… May he Rest In Peace ….

    Jeanne Shaffer
    Ride Captain – West Virginia Patriot Guard

    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23:1-6)

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Harold Lawrence Austin, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Air Force Veteran, Harold Lawrence Austin, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  5. Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time.  May you find a measure of comfort in the many happy memories shared with your loved one, for memory is one thing that even death cannot destroy.  May God hold you close and comfort you as only He can do.

    To you, our dear American Hero, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our freedom.  We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation’s call to serve.  May you now rest in peace, your service here is complete.

    Mrs. Pat Dawson
    State Captain
    WV Patriot Guard

  6. My wife and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences to the family
    and friends of Harold Lawrence Austin, U.S. Air Force Veteran. Thank you, Harold,
    for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping
    our freedom and way of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during
    this grieving period. I salute you SOLDIER and may you rest in peace now knowing
    you are in a better place. Stand down your tour is done.

    Doug and Jane Geary
    Ride Captain
    PGR Morgantown, WV

  7. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Harold Lawrence Austin.
    Thank You Harold, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Airman

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