Reply To: SFC James Payne (ret), 79, Vietnam Veteran, Georgetown, TX, 15 MAR 2010

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Final Itinerary

The family of Mr. James Payne has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Payne served our country in the US Army for many years and was awarded the First Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze Service Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. His wife Alta is an active volunteer at Ft Hood and says her husband often wished he could continue to serve along side his brothers-in-arms.

Date/Time: Monday, 15 March 2010. Service scheduled for 12 noon.

Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX, with interment to follow at CTSVC in Killeen.

Directions: Williams Dr. is also FM 2338. From IH35 take the Williams Dr. (FM 2338) exit and go west approx. 5.5 miles. The funeral home will be on your left (south) side of the road, about 0.5 mile after passing the entrance to Sun City. GPS coordinates to the funeral home entrance are N 30deg 42’ 11.81” and W 97deg 44’ 48.09”. Upon arrival at the funeral home proceed to the southeast corner of the parking lot. Map link:

10:00 – 11:00 am staging
11:00 am briefing
11:15 am flag line in place for expected family arrival.

Wx: Mostly cloudy, low of 47, high 70. Increasing rain chances into the evening. Bring drinking water and also a snack if possible.

Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. There are three entrances to the funeral home, so we may need to adjust the flag line placement accordingly. At the conclusion of the service we will join the procession for the 30 mile ride to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for a scheduled 3:00 pm interment service. We will be under the direction of the Centex RC at the cemetery.

Ride Captain: John (TC) Wiley,, hm 325-388-4698, cell 325-423-2220
Flag Wrangler: John (TC) Wiley

Please make plans to stand tall and silent in honor of Mr. Payne's long and distinguished service to our country.