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    William Lewis, Veteran, USA - Okolona, Mississippi - 15 Nov 2017

    William "Earl" Lewis, Veteran
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    Okolona, Mississippi - 15 Nov 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    We are sad to report the death of William "Earl" Lewis, 79, of Hamilton, AL (formerly from Okolona, MS). The family has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand for him and it will be our honor to do so. Mr. Lewis proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Corpsman. He received both the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle).

    VISITATION: Will be from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at:
    OKOLONA CHAPEL OF HOLLAND FUNERAL DIRECTORS,
    300 West Main Street
    Okolona, MS.
    Family will have a private visitation beginning at 12:15 PM, so PGR staging will be at 11:30 AM.

    CELEBRATION OF LIFE: The service, with Military Honors, will begin at 3:00 PM, immediately following visitation.

    BURIAL: PGR will provide escort to:
    BOONE'S CHAPEL CEMETERY,
    496 Co Rd 411
    Okolona, MS.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Nov 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 11:30 A.M.
    Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors
    300 West Main Street
    Okolona, Mississippi - 38860
    https://goo.gl/maps/5uGJoWY1aAJ2

    Ride Captain:
    Paul Rajacich @ 662-523-2283

    Special Instructions:
    Escort will be a distance of less than 10 miles. Large motorcycle flags are encouraged.

    NOTE: The family requested the PGR play taps and fold/present the flag during the Interment.
    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


    Submitted By: Greg Underwood
    Position: Assistant State Captain


    Note:
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    My wife and I offer our deepest, and mostheartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It's with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our heartsare heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proudand strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, yourmission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, Viet Nam

    Riding in memory of:

    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, U.S. Army,Viet Nam, 9th Infantry Div.,
    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331stBase Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMCKorea,
    they were my heroes.

    They fought for our freedom, I stand forthem.

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    My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of William "Earl" Lewis. Rest in Peace, Hero.
    JJ Bishop

    Sergeant, Henrico County, VA Police (Ret.)
    MCPO, USCGR (Ret.)
    Blue Knights VA III
    American Legion Riders Post 335

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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    And as we of the United States Navy would say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we now have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
    LCDR USNR(RET)
    Florida Assistant State Captain
    Jacksonville, FL

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
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    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
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    USNR Retired

    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
    Uncle
    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army Veteran, William Lewis. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tec 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
    SW Ga RC

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to: "The United States of America" for any amount, up to and including my life".

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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
    "mailman"
    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    My wife and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of an American hero. We pray that God gives you peace and strength to carry on in this difficult time. We are proud to honor the service this hero unselfishly gave for our great nation.


    Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply.


    Jim Jackson
    Arkansas Ride Captain



    Riding in memory of:
    My father Paul Jackson, US Army WWII

    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI

    My grandfather Neill Garrett, US Army WWI

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    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this fallen hero.
    Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done . Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA's you are not forgotten.


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


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    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of William Lewis. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Earl for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
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    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
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    Live simply. Love generously.
    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




    As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day,
    I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
    I hear you when you're laughing, and watch you while you sleep,
    I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
    I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home,
    So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone.
    Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me,
    Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
    Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.
    Rev. Rick Hensel
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    Standing in honor of:
    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
    In memory of:
    My Father, Frederick (Red) Hensel Sr., NY National Guard
    My Cousin, Richard Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
    My Uncle, Donald Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Uncle, Harold Hensel, USA, WWII
    My Uncle, Sgt William (Bill) Hensel, USA, WWII

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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    My wife and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. May God be with you through your time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


    Ron "Smokey" Wasmuth
    US Air Force 1962 - 1966
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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    Willie “Poppa Joe” and Miz Alice Black. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our Great Nation. You will now be remembered as a HERO as you walk with the Heroes who have gone before you, will not be forgotten. Your watch is now complete….your battle over, and we will take the watch from here. May God hold you gently in the palm of His hand until we all meet again.
    Willie "Poppa Joe" Black
    Georgia Ride Captain

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