Austin – Willie C. Garcia 91, WWII Vet, US Army

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    Confirmed Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the funeral services of their loved one. Willie C. Garcia 91, WWII veteran served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944, in the Military Police, attaining the rank of Private First Class.

    Date/Time: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 10:00am

    Location: St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf, Austin, Tx

    Directions: We will stage at the church. Travelling IH 35, take the exit for Oltorf St, and turn onto Oltorf going west. After crossing So. Congress Ave, the church is in the first block on the right (north side of street).

    8:45am – 9:15am Staging
    9:15am – Mission/Safety Briefing
    9:30am – Flag Line

    WX: Partly Cloudy, high – 65 Lo – 46 (KVUE WX)

    Notes: Once the service is completed, we will join the LEO escorted procession for the short ride to Assumption Cemetery on S. IH 35. Arrive fueled, fed, and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers 512-925-6101

    Flag Wrangler: TBD

    Please make plans to honor this WWII veteran for his service and sacrifice for our country.


    I'm good to go. Will we be staging at the church? This will be my first mission, so I'd appreciate any extra info as to what's expected and what I can do to help out. Thanks


    Brothers & Sisters,
    *Parking will probably be tight so stage on Euclid Avenue as close as practical to Oltorf St. Euclid runs N&S on the West side of the Church. Back in "perp' to the curb to maximize our space.

    *As always, subject to Semper Gumby!

    Also, Thanks for posting AJScout. WELCOME to the Patriot Guard Riders. I Look forward to meeting you. Everything you need to know will be covered at the briefing.


    Fifteen stood in respect for Mr. Garcia honoring him for his service to our country. One member of the VFW who was a personal friend of Mr. Garcia asked to stand in the flag line with us prior to the service. We also welcomed a new member, AJ Scout to the team. I'm proud to pass along the words of appreciation from Paul Williamson, Manager of Weed-Corley-Fish. It is also my honor to pass along from Mrs. Garcia, wife of Mr. Garcia her personal thank you and a wish for God's blessing on all that were there today.

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