February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1226October 28, 2014 at 3:43 am #4580
Confirmed Mission: SHORT NOTICE: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Alejandro Aguilar 95, U. S. Army WWII veteran. Alejandro served in WWII, Germany, France, Central Europe. Alejandro earned the rank of Private First Class.
Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014 10:00am
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 205 West Pecan St, Lockhart Tx 78644
Directions: We will stage at the church. Going south on US 183 into Lockhart from SH 130 toll road, turn right on Pecan St and go four blocks to the church, on the right. https://www.google.com/maps/place/St+Mary's+Catholic+Churchemail@example.com,-97.6719469,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x864356f4ff52a43b:0x8c7155e20fea5575
8:45am – 9:15am Staging
9:15am – Mission Briefing
9:30am – Flag Line
Wx: Lo – 61 Hi – 79 Partly Cloudy, 20% in PM (KVUE Wx)
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. Recommend sunblock and a hat be worn. We will join the procession to St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery for interment.
Ride Captain: Terry Ayers 512-925-6101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Keith Longacre
Please try to attend this funeral service to honor this veteran and his family for their sacrifices and service to our country.October 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm #4582
Received this msg from the family of Alejandro Aguilar.Thank you all for being there for this family.
Mr. Warren, I would like to thank you & Mr. Ayers for helping us honor my grandfather today. You & your team made his service very special. I can't thank you enough, we appreciate all that you guys do.
The Aguilar FamilyOctober 30, 2014 at 2:24 am #4584mototerryModerator
Eight members of the Patriot Guard Riders answered the family's request to honor Alejandro Aguilar. This was the second time this family has requested the Patriot Guard Riders. In 2009 SGT Matthew Thomas, husband of Mr. Aguilar's granddaughter Cynthia was killed in an automobile accident while on active duty at Ft. Bragg North Carolina. SGT Thomas, 82nd Airborne was just a few days away from what would have been his second deployment to Afghanistan. At the request of Mrs. Thomas the PGR participated in the recovery at ABIA, the funeral in Lockhart, and the internment at Fort Sam Houston. I was told today by Mrs. Thomas it was that experience that moved the family to request the presence of the PGR to honor their beloved WW II Veteran Alejandro Aguilar. The honor was ours.
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