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February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1089December 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm #4345
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
MSG Gail Noll Finks, 81, US Army, Retired
Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient, Killeen, TX
The family of Master Sergeant Gail Finks has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Gail's Army career spanned 27 years including two tours in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star w/2nd Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal w/1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army of Occupation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1st Silver Service Star and Bronze Service Star, and Army Commendation Medal w/3rd Oak Leaf Cluster. After his retirement, he continued his service to this country in the civil service from which he also retired. He served honorably in the 101st Airborne, 2nd Armored, 3rd Armored, and 1st Cavalry Divisions. He was an active member of the VFW. He dedicated his life to his family and country. His full obituary may be found here: http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2359541&fh_id=14452
Date: Friday, 27 Dec 13
Staging Time: 1135
Staging Location: Heritage Funeral Home, 425 East Central TX Expressway, Harker Heights, TX 76548 tinyurl.com/ykskupz
Flagline Establishment: 1155 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Note: Be at staging ON TIME and topped off.
Ride Captain/Flag Wrangler: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281; firstname.lastname@example.org
Staging Time: 1310
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: 1315 – 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 from Heritage Funeral Home.
Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com
WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.
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 Retiree, Vietnam Veteran, and Bronze Star Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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