1SG Rogers Rider, 81, US Army/Vietnam veteran (Ret), Cameron, TX, 04 Oct 2023

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for 1SG Rogers Rider.  Sergeant Rider served in the US Army during the Vietnam war receiving numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and many others. He retired from the Army after serving more than 24 years.

    More about his life can be read here: https://www.mblfuneral.com/obituaries/Rogers-Rider?obId=29266334#/celebrationWall

    Date/Time: Wednesday, 04 October 2023.  Funeral service begins at 12 noon.

    Location: Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home, 2800 N Travis Ave, Cameron, TX 76520

    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/xt2vWRmvctcHTP3Y6

    11:00 – 11:20 am – Staging
    11:20 am – Briefing
    11:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 89 F, chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon

    Notes: After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the LEO escorted procession to CTSVC in Killeen.  Centex PGR will be present for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, atxpgr@gmail.com, 512-470-0380

    Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s long and faithful service to our country.


    We had six in the flag line on a warm, muggy day to honor 1SG Rider. Thanks in particular to Lance and Don for flag wrangling today. Two for the price of one!

    After the start of the funeral two of us stayed to join the procession over to CTSVC. Greg and Stephanie arrived two-up from Centex, so we had two motorcycles behind the hearse and Calvin in his flag flying jeep bringing up the rear of the procession. We had good LEO support the entire way, almost two hours. My MC outdoor air display told me it was 101 F, and it felt like it!

    RIP 1SG Rogers Rider. Thank you for your 24 years of faithful service.

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