Those Members of the United States Armed Forces
from Burnet or Llano County, Texas that were Killed in Action

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U.S. Army Pfc. Anthony Nunn
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U.S. Army Capt. James E. Holbrook

2U.S. Army Sgt. Mark A. Stone

1U.S. Army Maj. Thomas G. Bostick, Jr.

5U.S. Army Pvt. Payton Jones

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“I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again” (Stephen Grellet, French/American religious leader 1773-1855)

The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show our Nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veteran’s families. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard is proud to render these services at no cost to the families of deceased veteran’s.

Starting in 2007, the Highland Lakes Honor Guard has rendered 265 Military Funeral Honors through year 2013: 13 in Year 2007; 28 in Year 2008: 35 in Year 2009; 47 in Year 2010; 52 in Year 2011; 47 in Year 2012; 49 in Year 2013; 65 in year 2014, 67 in year 2015, 41 in year 2016.

Military Funeral Honors Rendered Year to Date: 497

Military Funeral Honors Rendered This Year

2018

Richard Claude Helm III,, United States Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet,Texas, on April 14, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Bryan Britton, United States Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Donnell Estates, 301 CR 140 Burnet,Texas, on April 7, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Sidney Edward Smith, United States Navy.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet,Texas, on April 6, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Roger Eugene Lachance, United States Navy.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet,Texas, on April 4, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Kenneth Raymond Ross, United States Navy.  Military funeral honors rendered at Bear Creek Cemetery Bertram, Texas,  on March 30, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Dennis Louis Davis, United States Air Force.  Military funeral honors rendered at Clement Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls,  Texas on March 17, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Forrest E. Wilson, United States Air Force.  Military funeral honors rendered at Kingsland Community Park, Kingsland,  Texas on March17, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jeffrey Bruce Downing, United States Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at 492 Highland Hills Drive Marble Falls, Texas on February 17, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Billie Cummins, United States Air Force.  Military funeral honors rendered at Hill Country Fellowship Chrch Burnet Texas on February 12, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Don Bandy, United States Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at Dabbs Railroad Hotel, Llano, Texas on February 10, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Charles D. Neely, United States Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Texas on February 9, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Bennie Gayle Thomlinson, United States Marine Corp.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet,Texas, on February 3, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Hudson Lee Long, United States Navy.  Military funeral honors rendered at  First Baptist Church Llano,Texas, on January 30, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Tonie Sue Davis, United States Air Force.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on January 25, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Leroy Metze, United States Air Force.  Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on January 27, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Carl Meeks, United States Army – Silver Star recipient. Military funeral honors rendered at  Sunrise Beach Village Cemetery, Sunrise Beach Village, Texas, on January 20, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

C.W. Masters, United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at  First Baptist Church Kingsland, Texas on January 28, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Shelton Darwin Phillips,  United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at Fall Creek Cemetery Spicewood,, Texas on January 8, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Everette Royce Travis,  United States Army Air Corps. Military funeral honors rendered at First Baptist Church Tow,, Texas on January 6, 2018. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

2017

Frank Kovar, Jr.,, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Bluffton Cemetery Bluffton, Texas on December 30, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Donald Myers James, United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial  Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on December 29, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Luther Clyde Grissom,, United States Coast Guard. Military funeral honors rendered at Bluffton  Cemetery, Bluffton, Texas on December 14, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Merkle Q. Williams,, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Post Mountain Cemetery , Burnet, Texas on November 30, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Ronald “Ronnie” LaBorde,, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial  Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on November 20, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Eugene Earl “Jim” Ness,, United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial  Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on October 19, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Bill “Billy” Cross,, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial  Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on October 19, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Edwin “Ed” L. Farris,, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Texas on October 14, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Keith Faulkner, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Tow Cemetery, Tow, Texas on October 11, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

John Berlin, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Marble Falls United Methodist Church Marble Falls, Texas on September 24, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Russell Goehmann, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Cemetery Burnet,, Texas on September 22, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Terese Mears Simmons, United States Navy. Military Funeral Honors rendered at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Marble Falls Texas, on June 28, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Myron “Mike” Thomas Steadman, United States Air Force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at the Steadman Ranch, Burnet, Texas, on June 19, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jerry Keiyh Alexander, United States Air Force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Tow Baptist Church, Tow, Texas, on June 16, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

James L. Blackmon, United States Marine Corp. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on June 2, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Don Johnson, United States Air Force and Navy. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Poppy’s Point, Buchanan, Texas on June 1, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Thomas Everett Allen, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Board Branch Cemetery in Lone Grove, Texas on May 25, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

C. T. Laxon, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas on May 12, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Charles W “PeeWee” Smathers, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Valley Spring Cemetery, Valley Spring Texas on May 9, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Robert Underwood, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Odd Fellows Cemetery, East, Burnet, Texas on May 8, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Alva Hair, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas on April 22, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Emil Hair, United States Navy. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas on April 22, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

William Neal Lynch,  United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Bear Creek Cemetery, Burnet,, Texas on April 1,  2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jake Kallivaart,  United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Putnam Funeral Home, Kingsland, Texas on March 20, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Amandis Daniel Wertman United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas on March 14, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Gregory Lynn Moddle. United States Air Force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Pentacostal Church, Marble Falls, Texas on March 4, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Macyl K. Ormanr. United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas on March 3, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Wilburn Clyde Wall,  United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Marble Falls City Cemetery, Marble Falls, Texas on February 28, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Paul Medley. United States Navy. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeland Hille Memorial Park. Burnet, Texas on February 25, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Larry Dale Eichner. United States Navy. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Texas on February 23, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Frank R. Owen, United States Air Force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Mt Zion Cemetery, Burnet, Texas on February 7, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Randall Collins Hallmark, United States Army. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Putnam Funeral Home Kingsland, Texas on February 3, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Sammy Garrett. United States Marine Corps. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Texas on February 122, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Donald Brien. United States Air force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at the Church of Christ Kingsland, Texas on January 23, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Charles “Papajack” Hugh Jackson. United States Air force. Military Funeral Honors rendered at Bluffton Cemetery Bluffton, Texas on January 22, 2017. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.