Walter Lawrence, 88, WWII US Army Air Corps veteran, Georgetown, TX, 07 OCT 2011

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    The family of Mr. Walter Lawrence has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment service. Mr. Lawrence served in the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific during WWII. 1st Lieutenant Lawrence served as a C-47 pilot and fought in the Battle for Burma, the China Offensive and Central Burma and "flew the hump" – a name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft from India to China to resupply the Chinese war effort of Chiang Kai-shek and the units of the United States Army Air Forces based in China.

    For his service to our country, he received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster. Mr. Lawrence was a neighbor and good friend of Austin RC Russ Miller.

    Date/Time: Friday, 07 October 2011. Funeral service scheduled for 11:00 am.

    Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr., Georgetown, TX. We will stage at the funeral home.
    Directions: The funeral home is located on the south side of Williams Drive (RR2338), 5.5 miles west of IH35. map link:

    9:45- 10:15 am staging
    10:15 am briefing and flag line.

    Wx: Partly cloudy, low 74, high 88 deg, Please remember to bring drinking water.

    Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. This will be a flag line only mission. Mr. Lawrence is be cremated. There is no procession planned from the funeral home. Family and friends will reconvene at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for the 2 pm inurnment service, at which time we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain. Please refer to the mission thread at for cemetery portion staging details.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers,, 512-925-6101
    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make plans to honor the service of another of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much many years ago to keep us free.


    The family of Walter Lawrence expressed their heartfelt thank you to all that stood in his honor today. We had twelve PGR members at the Georgetown service. Several were also able to join the Centex group at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery to form a superb flag line for the inurnment service.

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