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Local Airman's Funeral at Holmes Convocation Center PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:30

The Holmes Convocation Center will be used for the final goodbye for Major Ryan David, the National Guard airman from Boone Killed July 1st while fighting a South Dakota wildfire. The floor of the Holmes Center is being prepared for at least 1000 in attendance. Austin and Barnes Funeral home is making the preparations as the body of the 35-year old is being returned today to Charlotte, then is being transported to Boone for the funeral Saturday.  The State Highway Patrol is to use their Caisson unit in the transport of David’s body from the funeral home to Holmes, with firefighters lining the nearly one-mile route down Rivers Street as he was killed in the line of duty fighting a fire.  A contingent from the 145th Air Wing will take part, a two-star general is slated for the funeral, according to Mike Austin, who said the caisson unit  should arrive at Homes at about 1:30 for the 2pm Saturday funeral.  Family members and friends gathered yesterday morning at the Air National Guard armory near Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for a service in memory of four Charlotte-based airmen with Gov. Bev Perdue attending the service. She memorialized the four killed…                                              Family of Major Ryan David will have a receiving at Boone United Methodist Friday afternoon 2 to 4.

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