(Centex) MSG Manuel Mize, 79, US Army, Retired, Korean War & Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX

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    MSG Manuel Mize, 79, US Army, Retired
    Korean War & Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX

    The family of Master Sergeant Manuel Mize has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the Funeral Procession and Inurnment of their Loved One.

    Manuel was the neighbor, good friend and a mentor to Ron "Joker" Smith, one of our Ride Captains. He loved to ride! In fact, Joker had taken him for a ride only weeks before he passed. Manuel's widow, Linda, has requested that Joker not only ride Manuel's bike from the funeral home to the cemetery, but Ron will also carry Manuel's cremains along with a secret stash of M&M's tucked in with the urn – they were Manuel's favorite candy when he was allowed to eat them OR SNEAK them! The family will already be at the cemetery as they dearly wish to watch the procession bring Manuel on his bike into the cemetery and to the Columbarium.

    Date: Thursday, 14 Feb 13


    Staging Time: 1210

    Staging Location: Street in front of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 South Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542 tinyurl.com/ykp5q6o

    Briefing: 1220

    KSU: 1240 +/-

    Note: Be at staging ON TIME and topped off.

    Lead Bike: Ron “Joker” Smith on Manuel’s bike; 254.415.8204; ron.smith4950@hot.rr.com

    Ride Captain: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281; krdecker@embarqmail.com

    Assistant Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com


    For those able to attend only the Inurnment Service, the following is submitted:

    Staging Time: 1205

    Staging Location: The side of the road directly across from the Columbarium at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located off TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX tinyurl.com/CenTexVetsCeme

    Briefing: 1210

    Flagline Establishment: At the direction of the Ride Captain.

    Ride Captain: David "MarineMajor" Dunn; 512.818.2531; marine9678@aol.com

    WX: Sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


    1. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

    2. Be prepared for an extended flagline as the family will be at the Columbarium early.

    Please join us in honoring this US Army Retiree, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

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