Austin-Confirmed Mission: Lawrence A. Tyrrell Jr, US Air Force Korean War Veteran

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    Confirmed Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the funeral services of their loved one. Lawrence Arnold Tyrrell Jr, 81, was in the Navy Reserve, then joined the U.S. Air Force and achieved Crew Chief status flying on B-47 bombers during the Korean War. He left the USAF as an Airman First Class.
    Obituary :

    Date/Time: Monday, December 17th, 2012 10:30am

    Location: Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 6571 FM 970, Andice Tx 76527

    Directions: Driving north on IH 35, take exit 261A in Georgetown. Turn west (left) on RR 2338 (Williams Dr) and proceed to the intersection of 2338 and FM 970 in Andice. Turn south (left) onto FM 970 and the church is on the left.

    9:15am – 9:40am Staging
    9:40am – Mission/Safety Briefing
    10:00am – Flag Line

    WX: Clear, high – 70 Lo – 45 (KVUE WX)

    Notes: We will stage at the church. After the service begins, we will break down the flag line and depart. The Andice General Store is a block from the church and has food. The family and friends will have lunch at the church after the service, and then depart in an LEO escorted procession to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. We will return to the church at a time given us that morning by the funeral director so that we may participate in the procession. Graveside services begin at 2:00pm at CTSVC.
    Please arrived with full fuel, hydrated, and dressed for the non-stop ride to the cemetery. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Full info at the mission brief.

    Ride Captain: Andy Lough 512-441-9297

    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make plans to honor this veteran for his sacrifice, service and dedication to our country.


    Small yet meaningful showing today in Andice. 2 riders and Bob, wrangling the flags. Once we got to the cemetery there were another dozen riders from Centex awaiting us.

    Mr. Tyrrell led a very interesting life. It would have been a treat to have heard his stories, being it flying Fail Safe missions or designing the Apollo Lunar Modules. Mr. Tyrrell apparently hadn't told his family about PGR but he'd arranged for us to be there before he passed. His family, especially his wife- was awe struck and very pleasantly surprised to see us. Their gratitude was tearfully expressed over and over.

    Thanks to all who stood for this Patriot.

    Merry Christmas to all.

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