Austin – SFC (Ret) James Deeter, US Army, Viet Nam Veteran

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    Confirmed Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of James B. Deeter to participate in the interment service/full military honors of their loved one. James joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 yrs old and started out as a dental assistant. He requested a change in his occupational assignment and was placed in the EOD where he worked with explosives. He was deployed to Germany and Viet Nam and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. He retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
    Link to obituary:

    Date/Time: Monday, Nov 19th, 2012 9:30am

    Location: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio Texas

    Directions: From Austin going south on IH35, take exit 164 A, Rittiman Rd, turn west (Rt) on Rittiman Rd and go about 1.6 miles to Harry Wurzbach. Turn south (Left) and go about .6 miles to the cemetery entrance, on left. (For those that can’t make the staging and can go direct to the cemetery)

    7:10am – 7:30am Staging
    7:30am – Mission/Safety Briefing
    7:40am – KSU for San Antonio

    WX: Partly cloudy, Lo – 53 Hi – 70 30% Chance of rain in the PM (KVUE WX)

    Notes: We will stage in Buda at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at 550 Old San Antonio Rd, just south of the Cabela’s parking lot. Arrive fed, fueled, hydrated for the non-stop 61 mile ride to the cemetery. Arrive early if you want to eat (Cracker Barrel or Dan’s) and top off the tank (HEB). Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend.
    San Antonio PGR is unable to attend this service as they are committed to previous requests. Austin will be handling this graveside service and supplying the flag support. We attended his funeral service tuesday, Nov 13th, in Austin.
    Map link to staging:

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller, 512-636-9692 Cell,
    Flag Wrangler: Robert Stancil

    Please make plans to honor this Army Viet Nam veteran for his years of service and dedication to our country.

    The Ghost

    11 bikes, one two-up and a cage (flag truck) traveled from the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Buda to the National Cemetary at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for the Military Honors ceremony for Sergeant First Class James Deeter. A flag line was established at shelter number 4 and immediately prior to the service, approximately 20 San Antonio PGR joined us. SFC Deeter honor guard of PGR was well represented.

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