Austin – Very Short Notice – SFC (Ret) James B. 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 service 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.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012 10:00am

    Location: Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Tx

    Directions: Frontier Trail runs south from the frontage rd. of Ben White Blvd just east of South Lamar Blvd. When traveling west on Ben White, take the turn around at Ben White and move immediately to the right lane to turn right on Frontier Trl. The funeral home is on the left side of the street.

    8:45am – 9:15am Staging
    9:15am – Mission Briefing
    9:30am – Establish flag line

    WX: Partly sunny, Lo – 39 Hi – 62 (KVUE WX)

    Notes: Arrive fed, hydrated, and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunblock is recommended. This mission will be a flag line only at the funeral home, there will be no procession. Interment will be on Nov. 19th , 9:30am, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

    Ride Captain: Sam Warren, 512-217-4191,

    Flag Wrangler: Sam Warren

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


    Thanks to all who stood in the cool air to honor James Deeter this morning. We had 13 folks that included 10 bikes and one first time rider.
    The family was very appreciative for your attendance and stated that James would be very proud!
    Hope everyone made it home ok.


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