Reply To: (Centex) TSgt Raul Rojas, US Air Force & US Army, Viet Nam Veteran

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TSgt Raul Rojas, US Air Force & US Army, Viet Nam Veteran

The family of Tech Sergeant Raul Rojas has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral and Interment of their Loved one on Wednesday, 8 Jun 11 at 1000 at the Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, TX. Interment will follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 1200.

Tech Sergeant Raul lived 27 of his years in service to his country with the majority of that time dedicated to the United States Air Force. While fighting in the Vietnam War he earned the Bronze Star with clusters twice for heroism. Like many men that fought in that war the price was high with the memory of battle following him to his last days. The many stations to which he moved his family over the years included Fort Worth, Texas; Fairbanks, Alaska – during the big earthquake; Altus, Oklahoma; Tucson, Arizona; Lakenheath, England; and finally Colorado Spring, Colorado – heaven on earth.

Date: Wednesday, 8 Jun 11

Staging Time: 0900

Staging Location: Dossman Funeral Home, 2525 North Main Street, Belton, TX 76513-1519

Briefing: 0915

Flagline Establishment: 0930 +/-

Once the service has begun, we will break down the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession bringing TSgt Rojas to his final resting place at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Ride Captain/Flag Wrangler: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281;

Assistant Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120;


For those able to participate only in the cemetery portion of this mission, the following is submitted:

Staging Time: 1105

Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located on TX Hwy 195 just south of Killeen, TX.

Ride Captain: David "MarineMajor" Dunn; 512.818.2531;

WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.


1. Please arrive hydrated, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

2. Plan to stand the flagline in shifts. We want to ensure our members are acclimated to the heat to avoid injuries.

Please join us in honoring this Patriot Viet Nam Veteran for his 27 years of selfless service to our Great Nation.