February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #779August 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm #3810
Confirmed Mission: LTC (Ret) Milton R. Rose 89, U.S. Air Force
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the procession and graveside services of their loved one.
LTC Rose was a Air Force pilot during WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam where he received the Bronze Star. More info can be found at this link:
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 11:00am
Location: Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Ln, Austin, Tx
Directions: We will stage at the funeral home. North or South bound on IH35, take the exit for US 183 north, and go north on the service rd of 183 to the first available street to make a 180 degree turn back south. The funeral home is on the right just before you get back to IH35.
10:00am – 10:30am Staging
10:30am – Safety Briefing
11:00am – Procession Departs
WX: Partly Cloudy, Lo – 77 Hi – 97 (KVUE Wx)
Notes: We will stage at the funeral home. The LEO escorted procession will depart there at 11:00am going to St. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio for the graveside service. Once we arrive there, we will come under the direction of the San Antonio Ride Captain. (SAT PGR may be tied up with an arriving KIA and we may be the only ones at the graveside)
Hydrate the night before, bring a bottle of water for yourself and a friend, and don’t forget the sunblock and eating prior to departure. Please be on time and fuel up just before arriving as there are no planned stops enroute with the LEO’s.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre 512-751-8955 Keithlongacre@att.net
Asst. Ride Captain: Robert Stancil
Flag Wrangler: Robert Stancil (if necessary)
It is a honor to be invited to accompany this three war veteran, so make plans to attend if possible.August 28, 2012 at 10:58 am #3811
Aiming High for this mission. I will be there.August 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm #3814keithlongacreModerator
What a great turn out for a week day. 17 bikes escorted LTC Rose from Austin to Ft Sam where we were met by another dozzen or so SA riders that had been on a KIA mission that morning. We arrived early and the family took the time to talk to all of us & take pictures of them with us & flags as a back drop. The family expressed how so very graphful they were that we took the time to honor LTC Rose like we did.
You do make a difference. You are special. Thank you all for serving our heros in such a special way.
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