Billy H. Miller, 81, USAF/USA/TxANG, Vietnam veteran, Georgetown, TX, 07 DEC 20

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services of Mr. Billy H. Miller. Mr. Miller served 40 years in the US Air Force, Army, and Texas Army National Guard. He received numerous awards for his exemplary service, including the Army Air Medal, the Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, leaving the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer CW5.

    More information about his life can be found here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 07 December 2018. Funeral service to begin at 10:30 am.

    Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628. We will stage at the church.
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    9:30 – 9:50 am – Staging
    9:50 am – Briefing
    9:55 am – Flag Line

    Wx: Hi 53 deg, 100% chance of rain.

    Notes: Cage it if weather conditions dictate. Rain will not prevent us from honoring this veteran. Be aware that a visitation will take place at the church prior to the funeral service. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period.

    After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join a law enforcement escorted procession departing about 1 pm to Cook Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville where we will form a second flag line for the interment service. Weather conditions will dictate details of the day.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers,, (512) 925-6101
    Asst RC: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend this mission to show respect and gratitude for this Vietnam Veteran's service to our country.


    Eight including myself stood in moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds to honor Mr. Billy Miller. That's a good turnout taking into consideration the inclement weather. Six in cages, one two wheeler, and one three wheeler. It was an easy call not to participate in the procession to the cemetery. Instead all but the RC reconvened at the cemetery to await the procession. The service lasted well past the projected time and following the service food was served to the family and friends in the church parish hall. That also went well past the projected time. Already close to an hour behind law enforcement arrived during heavy rain and informed I-35 was backed up several miles due to two separate vehicle accidents. An alternate route was developed that was going to delay the procession even more. The RC spoke with the family and with their blessing the mission was stood down once Mr. Miller was placed in the coach. Those waiting and staging at the cemetery were given the go ahead to stand down. My thanks to the seven who in spite of the weather and the delays gave of themselves to honor this career veteran.

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