Carl W. Botkin, 74, US Army veteran, Bastrop, TX, 13 MAR 2021

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Carl W. Botkin, 74, US Army veteran, Bastrop, TX, 13 MAR 2021

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Carl Wayne Botkin.  Mr. Botkin served two years in the US Army, 1966 to 1968.  He left the service as a Specialist 4.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 13 March 2021. 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.
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    9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 78 F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph.

    Notes: Maintain social distancing protocols.  After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the LEO escorted procession to the Lawhorn Cemetery just east of Elgin where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller,, (512) 636-9692
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

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

    The Ghost

    10 Patriot Guard members, including two new attendees, participated in the flag line portion of the mission to honor Spec 4 Botkin. It was also satisfying that friends and members of his classic car club brought Mr. Botkins car to the service. Thanks to all who attended and especially to those that rode their bikes in iffy weather.

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