Lawrence “Larry” “Laru” Klein, Retired, PGR
USA – Vietnam
McDonough, Georgia – 11-14-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Lawrence “Larry” “Laru” Klein was a man among men. A 22 year veteran of the United States Infantry, 11th Cav, the Blackhorse Regiment. A man whose list of accomplishments is almost too long to list. Besides his military career, he started a VFW post in NY, sat on the boards of two other VFW Posts, Chairman of Vietnam Veterans of America, National POW/MIA, and traveled back to Vietnam twice, for 2 weeks in 2005 and then again for 2 weeks in 2007, as a sitting board member while they were searching for and locating unknown mass graves.
Laru joined Patriot Guard Riders in March of 2006, less than 6 months after PGR began, and by Thanksgiving of 2013, he had either attended or lead a minimum of 956 Missions. He was a former Southeast Georgia Assistant State Captain.
In 2009, Laru began volunteering with Honor Flight in Fayetteville, GA, and coordinated Patriot Guard participation in the Flights. By the time Honor Flight moved to Roswell then later to Conyers, Laru had already done an estimate of 15 honor flights. After years of participation as a Patriot Guard Rider and also a Guardian on the flights, Laru would later go on to attend an Honor Flight as a Veteran.
In 2013 Laru was appointed Oath Keepers Region 7 Leader for four Counties: Butts, Jasper, Monroe, and one other. He also rode with Rolling Thunder for about 4 years.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-14-20
Staging Time: 09:30 am
Salem Baptist Church
1724 Ga.Hwy 155 N
McDonough, Georgia 30252
David (Wild1) Shreckengost
Please visit the national site and post condolences as we will be providing the widow with a condolence book.
Beginning at 10:00 am we will stand a rotating flag line at each entrance to the church so that the Patriot Guard Riders may be able to visit with the family and express their condolences in person. Once the service starts, it is the request of the family that all Patriot Guard Riders honor Laru by attending the memorial service.
Official military honors will take place at a later date at Millidgeville Veterans Cemetery, but there will be a rifle salute and the playing of ‘Taps” by our very own “Bugler”.
Please note that current CDC guidelines will be followed within the church.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: David Shreckengost
Position: Georgia Ride Captain
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