A Professional Honor Guard

A Professional Honor Guard

Pair of veterans shaped unit into what it is today
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Cortez Color Guard members from left, Paul Burcher, John Shriner and Ken Hoyle stand at attention next to the casket of a veteran.
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Vietnam veteran Don Swank, who has been with the honor guard since 1985, prepares to begin the flag folding ceremony.
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Dan McCuistion stands with the Cortez Honor Guard team as they wait outside the funeral service for Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman in Blanding, Utah. Workman was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6.
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Lolita Aulston holds the American flag presented to her at her husband's service.
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Cortez Honor Guard members fold the American flag during Russel Aulston’s funeral service on Oct. 21.
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Cortez Honor Guard member Chuck Thompson stands at attention following the rifle salute and during the playing of taps.
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Chuck Thompson calls his fellow honor guard members to salute.
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Cortez American Legion No. 75 Honor Guard is pictured prior to the Jason Workman funeral service in Blanding, Utah. Workman was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. Pictured from left: Dan McCuistion, Don Swank, Chuck Thompson, Leroy “Bud” Crawn and Paul Burcher.

A Professional Honor Guard

Cortez Color Guard members from left, Paul Burcher, John Shriner and Ken Hoyle stand at attention next to the casket of a veteran.
Vietnam veteran Don Swank, who has been with the honor guard since 1985, prepares to begin the flag folding ceremony.
Dan McCuistion stands with the Cortez Honor Guard team as they wait outside the funeral service for Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman in Blanding, Utah. Workman was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6.
Lolita Aulston holds the American flag presented to her at her husband's service.
Cortez Honor Guard members fold the American flag during Russel Aulston’s funeral service on Oct. 21.
Cortez Honor Guard member Chuck Thompson stands at attention following the rifle salute and during the playing of taps.
Chuck Thompson calls his fellow honor guard members to salute.
Cortez American Legion No. 75 Honor Guard is pictured prior to the Jason Workman funeral service in Blanding, Utah. Workman was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. Pictured from left: Dan McCuistion, Don Swank, Chuck Thompson, Leroy “Bud” Crawn and Paul Burcher.
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