Monday, November 9, 2009

Leonard Tatro, Jr.

Leonard Tatro, Jr. was born on September 27, 1954 in Montgomery, Vermont and passed away at his residence in Gatesville, Texas on October 30, 2009.

Mr. Tatro proudly served his country in the United States Army for almost seven years during the Vietnam era. He was a mechanic at A-1 Cycle in Killeen, Texas for more than 28 years.

On November 9, Patriot Guard Riders gathered at A-1 Cycle and led a procession of family and friends to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery south of Killeen. Upon arrival at the columbarium of the cemetery, the Riders formed a line of American flags around the shelter as military honors were rendered by a United States Army honor guard. Taps was played by a bugler and the American flag was folded into a tight triangle and presented to his spouse.

His family, friends and eight Patriot Guard Riders then proceeded to the Walk of Heroes of the cemetery where his ashes were scattered upon the grassy plain.

The American flag was waving in the wind, at half-staff, in honor of this Army veteran.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, two daughters, a son, brothers and many other family and dear friends.

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