Albert H. Zeplin, 99, US Army/WWII veteran, Taylor, TX, 02 SEP 2021

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Albert Zeplin.  Mr. Zeplin served in the US Army for three years, 1942 – 1945.  He was an aircraft mechanic, deployed to the European theatre during WWII including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Sicily, and Naples.  He was discharged as a sergeant.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Thursday, 02 September 2021. Funeral service scheduled to begin at 10 am.

    Location: Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, TX 76574.  We will stage at the funeral home.

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    8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 98F, mostly sunny

    Notes: Bring drinking water, stay hydrated!  Be advised a visitation will take place prior to the start of the funeral service.  Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Taylor City Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s service in defense of freedom many years ago.


    We had 8 PGR members at the memorial service and interment service in Taylor today, standing in honor for another gentleman from the Greatest Generation, Mr. Albert Harry Zeplin. Albert served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater as an aircraft mechanic and was discharged as a sergeant after the war ended. Albert was married for 56 years and his extended family in attendance today were very appreciative of our gathered PGR group. I was also told by one of the FH staff that Albert would have turned 100 years old on tomorrow, Friday 9/3/21/. We also welcomed first-time PGR rider Robert Lee Collins of Cedar Creek, TX on todays mission. I thank you all who took time out of your day to make a difference in someone’s life today…it was clearly evident we did just that! Godspeed Albert Zeplin and thank you for your service good sir!

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