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: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/cook-walden-davis-funeral-home/en-us/index.page
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.
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 !!!