(Centex) SGT William Travis Barker, US Army, POW, Korean War

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    SGT William Travis Barker, US Army, POW, Korean War

    The family of Sergeant William Barker has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the Procession and Interment of their Loved One.

    SGT Barker was taken Prisoner of War in 01 Dec 50 while providing medical aid to members of his unit during the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River in North Korea. He was a Medic with 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. The Family DNA match was made on 30 Jun 12.

    Date: Wednesday, 15 Aug 12


    Staging Time: 1345

    Staging Location: Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 506 North 38th St, Killeen TX 76543 tinyurl.com/yctptck

    Briefing: 1400

    KSU: 1430 +/- At the discretion of the Funeral Director.

    Note: Arrive ON TIME and topped off for procession to CTSVC.

    Ride Captain: Amanda "Snappy" Carter; 254.383.0303; Amanda91B@yahoo.com

    Asst Ride Captain: Ron “Joker” Smith; 254.415.8204; ron.smith4950@hot.rr.com

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


    For those able to attend only the Interment Service, the following is submitted:

    Staging Time: 1405

    Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX tinyurl.com/CTSVCTX

    Briefing: 1410 – Upon clearance, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags and await arrival of the procession.

    Ride Captain: David "MarineMajor" Dunn; 512.818.2531; marine9678@aol.com

    WX: HEAT ADVISORY – Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    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 US Army Korean War Prisoner of War for his Ultimate Sacrifice to our Great Nation.


    Wow… Thanks for all that showed, and Thanks to the Centex Admin for another awesome Mission. And Thank you to all of you for letting me be part of the AWESOME organization !!!

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