Austin – Robert S. King 86, U.S. Air Force Vietnam Vet

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Robert Shelton King 86, U. S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. Bob served in many capacities and countries and flew several types of aircraft, but mostly the C130. He achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel. You can read the full obituarary here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, Aug 2nd, 2014 1:00pm

    Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 E. University Ave, Georgetown Tx

    Directions: We will stage at the Church. From IH 35 north bound into Georgetown, take exit 261 to Hwy 29/University Ave and turn east (right). Go 1.6 miles to the church.

    11:45am – 12:15pm Staging
    12:15pm – Mission Briefing
    12:30pm – Flag Line

    Wx: Lo – 75 Hi – 94 Partly Cloudy w/40% chance in P.M. (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.
    This will be a flagline prior to the funeral service. Once it begins, we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Robert will be interned at a later date and location.

    Ride Captain: Keith Longacre 512-751-8955

    Flag Wrangler: Keith Longacre

    Please try to attend this service to honor Robert King and his family for his service to our country.


    Fellow Patriots. When U arrive at the church on E. HWY 29, PARK ACCROSS FROM THE CHURCH ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE SIDE STREET (E. RUTTERSVILLE ) My Nissan P/U will be the first in line.


    I have learned that there is to be a KC 130 fly over at 1:00


    Great turn out today. 19 patriots gave up their Sat to help the King family on this special day. In talking to Lt. Col. King's daughter, the whole family really, really appreciated our being there to honor & show respect to Col. King. As an added touch, there was a double fly over by the Commemorative Air Force with the 2nd flight a missing man formation. As many times as I have seen this, it still was very moving.
    We also had 2 new riders. Super.
    Thanks everyone for being such a great bunch of folks. U MADE A DIFFERENCE !!!

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