TLBTV: The American Vision – Mission: Restore Bronze Markers

With Special Guest, Veteran & Project Founder - Tom Pawlak

The American Vision – Mission: Restore Bronze Markers – With Special Guest, Veteran & Project Founder – Tom Pawlak


Tom Pawlak is the founder of Mission: Restore Bronze Markers, a volunteer, non-profit organization that is dedicated to restoring tarnished bronze markers on the graves of our fallen heroes. If you see an old military grave marker that looks new, chances are it’s because of Tom Pawlak. He’s doing his part to educate others on how to restore grave markers and he actively travels the country gathering volunteers to continue the mission. He currently has volunteers in 49 states!

Tom got his idea when he saw the bronze marker of a Medal of Honor winner that was tarnished and unkept. A Marine, alone in a Cemetery, with a tarnished grave marker, unreadable Medal of Honor recipient namesake of the USS OSCAR AUSTIN DDG79 VIETNAM killed in action. Tom refinished his grave marker in 2014 and founded this organization.

How One Man is Honoring Our Fallen Veterans

This is not defacing; it is restoring. Bronze tarnishes and turns green. After the raised lettering is sanded with a special material to remove the green tarnish painting the marker simply means just that. VA grave markers have a brown background. After the tarnish is removed and the background is repainted, any paint that was on the bronze lettering is sanded again to remove the paint. A wax is then applied to the marker. Statues can be restored as well.

Materials and instructions are available and easy to follow. Many volunteer veterans from all services, non-veterans, Eagle Scouts and scout Troops are involved with Mission: Restore Bronze Markers. Some have restored one marker, others have restored hundreds. A volunteer can become a Point-man after seven restorations. What’s best about this organizatio … it’s something anyone can do and can implement in their hometown; and there is no charge to the family of the fallen hero.

This Show and the YouTube video below will tell you how you can do your part to honor those veterans who served our great country.


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Tom is currently raising funds to restore 1,000 grave markers by Veterans Day. If you’d like to donate funds to help Tom in his journey, you can send funds through PayPal to You can also find out more about Tom and his outstanding project by clicking on the Image/links presented below.

If you wish to donate by check please forward this to the address on the image below.

Contact Information:


Webpage: Mission Restore Bronze


facebook/USS Oscar Austin

Medal of Honor: Oscar P. Austin


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About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of  ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’

Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.

Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.

As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.

Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.

Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18


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