Billy Gene Newman, 86, US Navy/Korea veteran, Pflugerville, TX, 25 JAN 2018

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Billy Gene Newman, 86, US Navy/Korea veteran, Pflugerville, TX, 25 JAN 2018

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the burial service for Mr. Billy Gene Newman. Mr. Newman served four years in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955, including in Korea. He was discharged with the rank of QM3.

    Additional information about Mr. Newman can be found here when published:

    Date/Time: Thursday, 25 January 2018. Burial service scheduled for 3 pm.

    Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link:

    2:10 pm – 2:40 pm – Staging
    2:40 pm – Briefing
    Flag Line established at the direction of the ride captain

    Wx: Hi 63 deg, sunny.

    Notes: Stay hydrated! Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only for the burial service at the Capital Parks Cemetery. Be advised a procession will be arriving from the earlier church service (no PGR) and could be early.

    At the conclusion of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Steve VonRoeder,, (512) 230-2080
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend this mission to honor the service of this brave sailor many years ago.


    From RC Steve VonRoeder:
    “We had a good turn out 15. Four of us helped carry the casket and place it . The family had not arrived yet. When the hearse arrived I formed the flag line. The director was not sure how long it would be before the family would arrive, as they did not come in a procession. So, Terry posted at the front to scout. We broke the flag line down so the folks would not have to stand and wait. But no sooner did everyone take a short break, the first of the mourners arrived. The line was reformed and in place when the first of the family arrived.
    Short graveside service. The family was very appreciative.

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