February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1125March 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm #4413
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
SFC Joe W Varnell, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran
Volunteer Firefighter, Killeen, TX
The family of Sergeant First Class Joe Varnell has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Joe is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where served with distinction as a Combat Infantryman. While there he earned several medals, including the Silver and Bronze Stars, as well as a Purple Heart. After 21 years of active duty he retired. He was one of the founders of the Southwest Bell Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed his many years as a firefighter and board member. Joe's full obituary may be found here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joe-Varnell&lc=1795&pid=169956662&mid=5877059
Date: Thursday, 6 Mar 14
Staging Time: 0910
Staging Location: Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 South Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542 tinyurl.com/ykp5q6o
Flagline Establishment: 0925 +/- 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.
Assistant Ride Captain: Barry “Bear” Dahlquist; 254.317.9977; email@example.com
Staging Time: 1110
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: 1115 – 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: Sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
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 Retired US Army Vietnam Veteran and Volunteer Firefighter for his selfless service to our Great Nation and his Community.
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