Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Joel R. Lander. Mr. Lander served in the US Army from January 1943 to January 1946 and was a combat infantryman with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He participated in the Normandy invasion, The Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns. He was a PFC upon discharge.
His daughter reports he is the last surviving member of his unit.
Saturday 28 October 2023. Eight members of the Austin Patriot Guard gathered at the St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Wimberly to honor Joel Richard Lander.
He was 99 years old and served from Jan 1943 to Jan 1946. It was a cloudy and very humid morning but cool. Max set up flags and provided water for the riders. Several family members thanked us for honoring Joel. One lady wanted to take pictures for her son who is serving in the military and could not make the service.
To Joel Richard Lander. Thank you for your service to our Country
May you Rest in peace
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