Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › SSG Christopher Staats, 32, KIA, Fredericksburg, TX, 30 OCT 09 › Reply To: SSG Christopher Staats, 32, KIA, Fredericksburg, TX, 30 OCT 09
SSG Christopher Neil Staats, 32, of Fredericksburg, TX was Killed In Action on Friday, 16 Oct 09 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, TX (Camp Mabry).
This is a San Antonio PGR mission and we will be under their control in Fredericksburg.
Date: Friday, 30 Oct 09
Austin area Staging Location: Jim's Restaurant in SW Austin, located immediately west of the Y in Oak Hill, where 290 & 71 split. map link: tinyurl.com/ykucers Jim's is open 24 hrs in case you wish to arrive early and have breakfast.
WX: Mostly cloudy, 57F, wind N at 11mph, precipitation chance 40%.
1. Please arrive at stagings hydrated, fueled, and fed. Bring water, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for any possible changes in the weather. This is a very early ride, please plan accordingly.
2. No stops in route, approximately 1.5 hr ride to the Fredericksburg staging location.
3. For those who want to go directly to the Fredericksburg staging site (Sutherland Lumber) the following is provided.
-Staging at Sutherland Lumber (0830): 1511 E Main St tinyurl.com/yk9l6qh
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, email@example.com 512-751-8955
Please help us honor this Active Duty Hero who gave his life for our freedoms.