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Patriot Guard Mission Complete

Fallen Hero SPC David J. Lane

Emporia, KS

Thursday, September 13, 2007

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US Army Spc David J. Lane, 20 years old, of Emporia, Kansas was laid to rest on 13 Sept 2007 in Emporia, Kansas.  Patriot Guard converged from Kansas and other states to pay their respects and honor Spc Lane and his family.  Spc. Lane received full military honors which were conducted by a Major General and his honor guard from Fort Riley.  Also attending were many active duty military and high-ranking officers from Fort Riley and throughout the state.  Many were National Guard from Emporia.  The citizens of Emporia were well-represented, attending both the funeral service and the graveside services, and lining the streets to show their love and respect for Spc Lane.  We had the honor of having 4 active duty soldiers back from Iraq who rode with us to Emporia.


The Patriot Guard thanks Charles Liles, Kansas Patriot Guard bagpiper, for his inspiring music.  He has been to every Fallen Soldier's funeral since becoming involved with the Patriot Guard.  His contribution is outstanding, and very meaningful to everyone present.  Thank you, Charles.


Our heartfelt thanks go to the Patriot Guard road guards and Law Enforcement because they get us down the road and through traffic, helping all of us to complete our mission safely.


The Patriot Guard thanks each and every person who participated in honoring Spc David Lane and standing guard for his family, friends, community, and his fellow soldiers who came to pay their respects.


Special thanks go to the following people who helped lead the mission.

Debi Fuller, PGR Ride Captain, and her crew for this mission. 

ALR # 5 Director Norm Fields


Spc David Lane and Sgt Joel Murray served in the same squad and died in the same combat operation, protecting our freedom.


Semper Paratus.

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