Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Daniel J. Koch, 60, USMC Vietnam Veteran, Johnson City, TX, 21 Aug 2010 › Reply To: Daniel J. Koch, 60, USMC Vietnam Veteran, Johnson City, TX, 21 Aug 2010
What a great turn out. over a hundred degrees & still nearly 50 showed up. The In Country MC club, which Mr. Koch was a member, also was there. A flag line was extablished along 2 sides of the FH with USMC & US flags posted on steaks at the entrance. Mrs. Koch saw only these when she entered so after the flag line was in place, her family brought her back out to see. She was overwhelmed & kept repeated how Daniel would have loved all this.
All rilders stood at attention & saluted as Mr. Koch was loaded into the herase than non flag bikes left for the cemetary. 10 big flag bikes served as an honor escort to the cemetay. When they entered the cemetary, many wow type comments were uttered by those already in attendance.
Afterwards, the family stopped & thanked every single one of the PGR. They agained expressed how much our being there ment & how much Daniel would have loved it.
U R a remarkable bunch of patriots & I am so very proud to serve with & amoung you. Thank you all for your honered respectfull service.