February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #839December 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm #3899
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
SGM/CPT Eulalio Arzaga, Sr, 95, US Army Retiree
Philippine Army Veteran, WWII POW, Killeen, TX
The family of Sergeant Major & Captain Eulalio Arzaga has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Captain Arzaga survived the Bata'an Death March during WWII as a member of the Philippine Army while serving as a Scout. He was given a Field Commission during that time. After WWII, he emigrated from the Philippines with his family to the US and joined the US Army. When he retired with 32 years of service he had achieved the rank of Sergeant Major. Because he was an Officer with the Philippine Army, he was presented the Helmsman Award and was retired with the rank of Captain. He passed away on 12 Dec 12 at the age of 95 years and 11 months. Eulalio was honored and featured at the World Premiere of the military documentary Forgotten Soldiers; at the WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA in Jan 12; and again at the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, TX May 12. He was also a member of VFW, DAV, and an Ex-POW.
Date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 12
Staging Time: 1110
Staging Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2903 E Rancier, Killeen, TX 76543 tinyurl.com/StJosephCatholicKilleen
Flagline Establishment: 1125 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to the Killeen Memorial Park on Lake Road in Killeen.
WX: Sunny, with a high near 73. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
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, WWII POW for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
Ride Captain/Flag Wrangler: Ron “PACMan” Decker; 254.526.8265, 254.383.6281; firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.comDecember 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm #3906keithlongacreModerator
Even though it was a week day & another mission occured at the same time, we had 11 PGR turn out to honor this veteran. Thank you all so much. The family really really appreciated our being there.
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