February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #528June 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm #3296
SHORT NOTICE – CONFIRMED MISSION
1SG Walter R. McRae, US Army, Retired, Desert Storm Veteran, Belton, TX
The family of First Sergeant Walter R. McRae has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One on Thursday, 16 Jun 11 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen at 1030.
Walt served in the US Army as a First Sergeant until 1993, when he retired after 23 years. Walt was a decorated noncommissioned officer whose awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, six Good Conduct Medals, NCO Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Badge Rifle, Expert Badge Pistol, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, as well as Bronze Star for extraordinary heroism in ground combat. Walter is a veteran of Desert Storm.
Date: Thursday, 16 Jun 11
Staging Location: Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 S Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542 tinyurl.com/ykp5q6o.
Staging Time: 0930
Flagline Establishment: 0950 +/- After the Funeral Service has begun, we will break down the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession bringing First Sergeant McRae to his final resting place at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Ride Captain: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281; email@example.com
Assistant Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com
For those members who are able to participate only in the cemetery portion, the following information is submitted:
Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Memorial Shelter and the Walk of Heroes at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located off TX 195, 5 miles south of Killeen, TX.
Staging Time: 1105
Briefing: 1110 As soon as we are cleared, we will move to the Memorial Shelter, set up the flags and await the arrival of the procession bringing First Sergeant McRae to his final resting place.
Ride Captain: David "MarineMajor" Dunn; 512.818.2531; firstname.lastname@example.org
WX: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. South wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Note: Please arrive hydrated, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
Please join us in honoring this Army Retiree for his dedicated service to our Great Nation.
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