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Memories & Condolences

  1. Dan G. Druen, Jr. April 18, 2012

    On behalf of your brothers in the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we will never forget your service to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and our Nation, and your sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.

    Line 6 – Tomb Guards never forget.

  2. Sgt. Jim D. Ravencraft 1965-1968 Honor guard June 5, 2012

    Rest in eternal peace! I appreciate and thank-you for your service to our great country. We had a special bond that can never be broken by time nor death. You will always be in our memories. Ps:121

  3. Thomas Bone November 19, 2012

    Rest in peace Marvin. It was a very sad time for me, but such an honor, as the Sgt. of the Guard at the time, to be able to travel to your home in Oklahoma City, meet with your family, and help them plan the military part of your funeral.

    Tomb Guards never forget

  4. Dawn Burgess November 8, 2013

    As a social studies teacher doing research, I was touched by this hero’s story. Every life is so precious. God bless his sacrifice and his family!

  5. Andrea Andres May 26, 2014

    Just a little note to say Thank You for your service, your bravery, your spirit! I\’m am so proud to be an American because of brave men like you who gave the ultimate sacrifice for me and my family!
    R.I.P dear Marvin, you will not be forgotten my hero!

  6. Pearl May 26, 2014

    Thank you for your service, and sacrifice. This Memorial Day you are remembered. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. You are now part of my Arlington memory, and I shall pay tribute to you, and your family, with every visit I make.

  7. Frank March 30, 2018

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you forever be remembered for the ultimate dedication you bestowed upon your fellow soldiers and country.

  8. Christine Ankeney August 15, 2019

    Lyle was my first cousin, the sweetest guy in the world, and all the family was so proud of him for his service and the honor he held as Tomb Guard. We have many generations of veterans in our family but only Lyle was KIA.
    My husband will visit both the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and The Wall, when he participates in the Central Missouri Honor Flight #59 on August 19, 2019.
    I will be thinking of you all day, Lyle, with love and tears, wishing I were there too.