Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for BGen Robert W. Taylor. General Taylor served in the USMC for 33 years including in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam wars. His awards include The Silver Star, Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and thirteen air medals.
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: High 95 deg F, mostly sunny.
Notes: This is a flag line only mission. Be advised there is a visitation beginning at 9am. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Interment is at 2 pm the same day at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will be in attendance.
11 Patriot Guard members arrived to honor BGen Taylor at his memorial service. Flag line was neat and orderly and thankfully in the shade. It was great to see former Ride Captain Terry Ayers at a mission again. Flag Wrangler Don did an excellent job on flag placement. The family was very appreciative that we were there. Thanks to all who attended the mission.