CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
SGM William Dawson, US Army, Retired
Korean War & Vietnam Veteran, Harker Heights, TX
The family of Sergeant Major William Dawson has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Sergeant Major Dawson joined the Army and retired after 26 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He later went on to serve in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. Among his awards were the Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. His full obituary may be found here: kdhnews.com/obituaries/william-e-dawson/article_ef314390-bb7f-11e2-83f3-001a4bcf6878.html
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 13
Staging Time: 1010
Staging Location: Heritage Funeral Home, 425 East Central TX Expressway, Harker Heights, TX 76548 tinyurl.com/ykskupz
Flagline Establishment: 1025 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins, we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to Killeen Memorial Park.
WX: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 PM. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind around 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 and Korean War/Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.