CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
SGM LeRoy Julius "Red" Arnold, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran
The family of Sergeant Major Julius Arnold has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Interment of their Loved One on Monday, 17 Oct 11 at 1100 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
After retiring from the Army in 1976, SGM Arnold joined the Rockford School District to teach JROTC in Rockford, IL. He was the Head JROTC Instructor at four Rockford High Schools over the next ten years (West, East, Guilford and Auburn). SGM Arnold was most proud to have served with The 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam 1965-1966 where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and The Army Commendation Metal. His Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division, best describes the character possessed by those who knew him "unlimited energy, aggressiveness, dedication to duty." His bearing was always that of a professional soldier. His full obituary can be found here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=LeRoy-Arnold&lc=1796&pid=154063402&mid=4847596&locale=en-US
Date: Monday, 17 Oct 11
Staging Time: 1005
Staging Location: Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located on Hwy 195 just south of Killeen, TX. At this time we are unable to determine if the service will be held at the Memorial Shelter or the Columbarium, so when you arrive at the cemetery just look for where the bikes are gathering.
Briefing: 1010 – Once cleared, we will either move to the shelter to set up the flags or take our places at the Columbarium to await the arrival of SGM Arnold.
WX:Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Notes: Arrive hydrated, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
Please join us in honoring this Retired Army Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.