Alva Allen Coach, 77, US Army, Vietnam veteran, Pflugerville, TX, 04 May 2024

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    markwells
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    Confirmed Mission: The family of Alva Allen Coach has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his funeral and interment services.  Mr. Coach served in the US Army from 1969 – 1972, including service in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat and the Air Service medal for meritorious service in flight operations. He left the Army as a SGT.

    More about his life can be read here.

    Date/Time: Saturday, 04 May 2024.  Funeral service begins at 10 am. Interment immediately follows.

    Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.  We will stage at the funeral home.  Map link.

    Timeline:
    9:00 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9: 20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 84F.  Chance of rain 40%.

    Notes:  Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and relocate to the adjacent cemetery to stand a flag line for the interment service immediately following.

    Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, keithlongacre@att.net, 512-751-8955

    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor the brave service of this soldier who answered our nation’s call. 

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    keithlongacre
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    What an honor to stand for a fellow Vietnam vet. As the 7 of us gathered for the briefing, a family member stopped to chat with & thank us for standing up for Sgt. Coach. He mentioned that he & 5 others from a Christian MC club, were there as pall bearers. After the start of the service, we broke the flag line & repositioned to the internment site. At the start of this, military honors were rendered & the US flag presented.
    A Big Big thanks to Don F. for pre positioning flags at the FH & at the grave site.
    RIP Mr. Coach. & thank U for your service.

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