CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
CW2 Stephen William Doughty, 66, US Army
Homeless Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Graveside Funeral Service and Interment of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen W. Doughty, 66, of Killeen.
Stephen died 4 Aug 12 in a local hospital. He was born 26 Nov 46, in Rhinebeck, NY. He served in the US Army as a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam. His awards include the Army Aviator Badge, Army Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Medal w/60 Device. Stephen was homeless when he passed and was initially listed as having no family. CenTex has just been informed that a Sister has stepped forward in Virginia. She has not seen her brother in over 40 years. It is unknown at this time if she will be in attendance.
Date: Tuesday, 4 Sep 12
Staging Time: 0905
Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located off TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX tinyurl.com/CTSVCTX
Briefing: 0910 – Upon clearance and at the direction of the Ride Captain, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags and await Stephen's arrival from Temple.
WX: HEAT ADVISORY – Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind around 10 mph.
Note: Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
Please join us in honoring this US Army Homeless Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.