Reply To: SFC Ronald Sawyer, 38, KIA, USArmy, Austin, TX, 05 SEP 2009

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Updated 03 September

Final Itinerary – SFC Ronald Sawyer, Funeral & Interment

SFC Sawyer was killed in action by an IED in Afghanistan on 25 August. The Patriot Guard Riders are honored and humbled to have been invited to participate in his funeral and interment services.

Date/Time: Saturday, 05 September 2009. Service scheduled to begin at 0900 hrs (9:00 am)

Location: Heights Assembly of God, 3314 Burleson Road, Austin, TX. We will stage at the church.

Directions: The church is located in South Austin. If traveling southbound on I35, exit at Oltorf St., turn left and head east on Oltorf a short distance to Burleson. Turn right (south), the church is approx. 1 mile on the right. Park in the NW area of the north parking lot. Map link:

0800 – 0820 hrs staging at the church
0820 briefing
0825 flag line in place

Wx: Partly cloudy, Lo 70, high 91, 30% chance of thunderstorms. Come hydrated and bring drinking water and a small non-perishable food ration, as it will be a long morning. Rain gear is recommended.

Early Flag Line: The family and coach bearing SFC Sawyer will arrive at the church at approx. 0730 hrs. Riders who wish to arrive early to stand a flag line for this arrival please be at the church by 0700 (7:00 am)

Procession: At the conclusion of the church service there will be a procession up to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery (CTSVC) for the scheduled 1230 hrs interment service. Centex PGR will establish a flag line at CTSVC in advance of the arrival, at which point we are under the direction of the Centex ride captain. .

This is a 75 mile ride, with no stops, on a route to be determined by law enforcement but likely to include SH130 toll road. Toll charges are the responsibility of the individual rider.

Ride Captain: Juan Gonzales, JCGonz13@yahoo,com, 512-466-8968
Asst RC: Russ Miller
Flag Wranglers: Mark Brittain, Sam Warren

Our Mission is to honor this fallen soldier and pay respects to his family. Stand tall and silent as we salute this American Hero.