Calvin Cunningham, 65, US Army veteran, Bastrop, TX, 24 Oct 2022

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Calvin Cunningham.  He joined the US Army shortly after high school and served in the 93rd Infantry Brigade for ten and a half years.

    His obituary is posted here:

    Date/Time: Monday, 24 October 2022. Funeral service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home, 505 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX 78602.  We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link:

    10:00 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx:  High 82 F.  Cloudy in the morning with 60% chance of showers later in the day.

    Notes: After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s service to our nation.


    Today we had 4 of us Austin Patriot Guard Riders in Bastrop standing in honor of Mr. Cal Cunningham. Of special note, we also had standing the flag-line with us Ben Benivedes, a former AUS/PGR member who now lives in Las Vegas, NV and rides with their group. We also had the pleasure of having Cal’s brother Mike standing the line with us. Mike lives in SE Ohio and rides his scoot with the local PGR association there. Cal was also an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and there was a rather large contingent of members from the various chapters at his service today.

    Cal’s wife Kim and his whole family came over to our small gathered group to thank us all one by one and shake our hands…the we’re all so very appreciative of our presence. Godspeed and RIP Cal and thank you for your years of service to our country!


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