February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1080December 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm #4331
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
MAJ Evans Alexander Hanson, 35, US Army
Active Duty, OEF Veteran, of Houston, TX
The family of Major Evans Hanson has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Evans graduated from Lamar High School in 1996, received a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Southern California in 2000, an MA in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2009, and an MA in Strategic Studies from the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2012. He married Jamie Lynn Pursel from Yerington, NV, in 2001, and they lived together wherever the Army sent them before relocating to South Korea in 2012. Evans was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army in Field Artillery in 2000, and earned the rank of Major in 2010. He served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. You may find Evans' full obituary here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Evans-Hanson&lc=1795&pid=168324970&mid=5761420
Date: Thursday, 5 Dec 13
Staging Time: 1210
Staging Location: Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 South Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542 tinyurl.com/ykp5q6o
Flagline Establishment: 1225 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession.
Note: Be at staging ON TIME and topped off.
Ride Captain: Ron “Joker” Smith; 254.415.8204; email@example.com
Staging Time: 1410
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/CenTexVetsCeme
Briefing: 1415 – Upon clearance and at the direction of the Ride Captain, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags and await arrival of the procession.
Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com
WX: A slight chance of rain, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 7am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 45 by 4pm. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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 Active Duty Warrior for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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