(Centex) Scott Henry Smith, US Army, Vietnam Veteran, Waco, TX

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    Scott Henry Smith, US Army, Vietnam Veteran, Waco, TX

    The family of Scott Henry has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One on Wednesday, 30 Nov 11 in Waco, TX. We have also been asked to participate in the procession to Rosemound Cemetery following the Funeral Service.

    He entered the US Army in 1967 and had basic training in Fort Polk, LA. He attended airborne jump school in Fort Benning, GA. He was to be shipped to Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne, but they were slow in deploying, so he went over with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and served there from November of 1967 until August of 1968 where he was wounded in action. After a lengthy recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He returned to Fort Sam Houston for medic training where he met his wife of 42 years, Augustine "Tina" Trzuskot, who was also a medic in the Women's Army Corps. During Scott's retirement, he was very active in many veterans' organizations and causes. He volunteered at the Waco VA Hospital's Blind Rehab Program by escorting veterans to various appointments as well as driving homeless veterans from McLennan and Bell Counties to get treatment and help. He was a member of the Veteran's Advisory Council and served one term as President of McLennan County Veteran's Association. He also served one year as Vice President and was re-elected as President for the 4th year with Texas Chapter 13 of 173rd Airborne Brigade Association. He remained active to the very end in fighting for all veterans' needs.

    Date: Wednesday, 30 Nov 11

    Belton Staging Time: 0725

    Belton Staging Location: McDonalds, 1601 East 6th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513 tinyurl.com/ye6fybc

    Briefing: 0730

    KSU: 0745

    Waco Staging Time: 0900

    Waco Staging Location: St Louis Catholic Church, 2001 North 25th Street, Waco TX 76708 tinyurl.com/yghzlvt

    Briefing: 0905

    Flagline Establishment: 0915 +/- Once the Service has begun, we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to Rosemound Cemetery, 3201 South 12th, Waco, TX 76706 (http://tinyurl.com/RosemoundCemeWaco).

    WX: Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast.


    1. Arrive at both stagings topped off. Riders coming into Waco from Belton will stop for fuel prior to arriving at the Church.

    2. Please hydrated the night prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

    Join us in honoring this US Army Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation and to our community of Veterans.

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

    Asst Ride Captain/Flag Wrangler: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com

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