MSG Carmen Velasquez, 54, USANG (Ret), ODS veteran, Taylor, TX, 25 Jun 2021

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions MSG Carmen Velasquez, 54, USANG (Ret), ODS veteran, Taylor, TX, 25 Jun 2021

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for MSG Carmen Velasquez.  MSG Velasquez served 23 years in the US Army National Guard, including deployment to Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

    More about her life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 25 June 2021. Funeral service scheduled to begin at 10 am.

    Location: Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, TX 76574.  We will stage at the funeral home.

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    8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 96F, mostly sunny

    Notes: Bring drinking water, stay hydrated!  After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Guadalupe Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Keith Longacre,, (512) 751-8955
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s long, brave service to our country


    The morning was hot as 6 members stood to honor MSGT Velasquez. The FH advised us there would be a large turn out & there was. We moved our bikes to parallel an exit curb which was much better for everyone.
    Taylor PD led the procession to the cemetery where we stood another flag line. Full military honors were rendered including a live Taps. Thanks to all for your tremendous patriotism. U are the best.

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