(Centex) SFC Nelson J Basco, 82, US Army, Retired, Korean War & Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX

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    SFC Nelson J Basco, 82, US Army, Retired
    Korean War & Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX

    The family of Sergeant First Class Nelson J Basco has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.

    Nelson served in the Army for 20 years with tours in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Good Conduct Medal third award, National Defense Service Medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge second Award, and Expert Rifle Badge. He retired as a sergeant first class. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 147, American Legion post 223, Korean War Veterans Association and the Sheriffs Association of Texas. His full obituary may be found here: http://www.harpertalasek.com/services.asp?page=odetail&locid=33&id=29103

    Date: Tuesday, 18 Jun 13

    Staging Time: 0910

    Staging Location: Church of Christ, 400 North W S Young Drive, Killeen, TX 76543 tinyurl.com/ChurchOfChristKilleen

    Briefing: 0915

    Flagline Establishment: 0925 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins, we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to the Killeen City Cemetery.

    WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 97. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


    1. Be at staging ON TIME and topped off.

    2. 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, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

    Ride Captain: Ron “Joker” Smith; 254.415.8204; ron.smith4950@hot.rr.com
    Assistant Ride Captain: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281; krdecker@embarqmail.com

    Flag Wrangler: CJ "CeeJ" Foy; 254.317.8226; foy@foyco.com

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