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Fallen Hero Patriot Guard Mission Complete
SGT Joel L. Murray
Ogden, KS
Friday, September 14, 2007

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US Army Sgt Joel L. Murray, 26 years old, of Ogden, Kansas was honored in a memorial service 14 Sept 2007 in Salina, Kansas.
Patriot Guard converged from Kansas to pay their respects and honor Sgt Murray and his family.  Sgt Murray received full
military honors which were conducted by a Major General and his honor guard from Fort Riley.  Also attending were many
many active duty military and high-ranking officers from Fort Riley and throughout the state.  National Guard were present,
and the ROTC from St. John's Military Academy.  The "Quiet Thunder" all-women equestrian team, formed a barrier of horses
and flags across from the church.  Nearly every citizen of Salina lined Ohio street from Ryan's Funeral Home to the First
Baptist Church, holding flags and saluting as the procession passed, showing their love and respect for Sgt Murray.

The Patriot Guard thanks each and every person who participated in honoring Sgt Joel Murray 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.
Richard "Stubs" Soden, Kansas Patriot Guard Ride Captain, and his crew for this mission. 
ALR # 62 Director Rick Saunders
Salina Law Enforcement went above and beyond to escort everyone, keeping us all safe.
Sgt Joel Murray and Spc David Lane served in the same squad and died in the same combat operation, protecting our freedom.

Semper Paratus.

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