SFC Ronald Sawyer, 38, KIA, USArmy, Austin, TX, 05 SEP 2009

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions SFC Ronald Sawyer, 38, KIA, USArmy, Austin, TX, 05 SEP 2009

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    Florence Police Chief Jeff Dever posted the video from his dash cam showing the procession as it came through town. Thank you Chief Dever.




    Went to see the chief's video Mark had pointed out and on the same page saw a link to another video on the Sawyer funeral. Very respectful, very nicely done. It's here:




    These pics and video were fantastic. What an honor this was to this fallen soldier. I am in awe for all who were there.


    “Please relay to your members our deepest gratitude for their presence on Saturday at the funeral of SFC Ronald Sawyer. It means a lot us that people care, and would take the time to come out and show the quiet respect for a fallen soldier. I know the preacher said Ron wouldn't have liked all of the fuss, but he was wrong. I was in the car with Ron's dad and brother on the way to the cemetery and we all commented on how cool he would have thought it all was. We were bursting with pride for Ron, especially at the display of respect put on by the people of Florence and all the citizens along the way who stopped and saluted. Words can't express the depths of our sorrow about losing Ron, but I can tell you that the Patriot Guard Riders of Central Texas made the day more bearable. Please keep doing what you do. NO soldier should be just a 5 second blip on the news about the latest casualty count in Iraq or Afghanistan. Your riders make people pay attention when they drive by, and hopefully the observers will take a minute think about and appreciate the sacrifices made by the men and women in our military. Thank you again, and God bless you all.

    Barbara Thompson, Stepmother
    Marty Thompson, Father
    Judy Thompson, Mother
    Tommy Thompson, brother
    Joey Thompson, brother
    Amber Thompson, sister”

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