Austin – Confirmed Mission, LTC (Ret) Milton R. Rose 89, US Airforce WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam Veter

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    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
    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.


    Aiming High for this mission. I will be there.


    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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