February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #672March 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm #3619
SPC Payton Jones
Airport Recovery and Servies Marble Falls
March 15 th & 17th
UPDATE: THIS IS NOW A CONFIRMED CENTEX.
I just received some info on the Airport Recovery and Services for SPC Payton Jones from Marble Falls.
Baring any changes he will be coming in to the Horseshoe Bay Airport on March 15th. No time of day has been provided yet.
The service is set for March 17th at 2:00pm at the Marble Falls High School in Marble Falls.
Interment will be at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park on Park Road 4 a few miles North of town.
As soon as I speak with the CAO and get an absolute confirmation, more details will be posted and moved to the "Confirmed Missions" thread.
TCMarch 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm #3621
Spc Payton A. Jones 19, US ARMY, KIA, Marble Falls, Texas
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
The Family of Specialist Payton Jones has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Airport Recovery and Funeral Service of their Loved One. He died Mar. 1, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during an attack on their base. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. He was posthumously promoted from Private First Class to Specialist.
THIS WILL BE A TWO PART MISSION
Date: Thursday 15 Mar 12
Staging Time: 10:00 to 10:45 Aircraft is due in at 12:00 noon at this time.
Staging Location: American Bank of Texas, 6905 FM 2147, Horseshoe Bay, Texas78657
GPS N 30deg. 32'31.77" & W 98deg. 21'35.28"
Breifing:10:45. After the briefing we will make the short trip to the airport and set up Flagline NLT 11:30 for Aircraft arrival. Once Spc. Jones has been transferred to the Funeral Coach we will break the Flagline and mount up to accompany him to Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls and pay respects as he and his family are moved inside. Once they are inside all riders will be released by the RC at that time.
Wx: Low of 64\High of 76 with a 30% chance of Isolated Thunderstorms
Ride Captain: John Wiley; 325-388-4698 (H) & 325-423-2220 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
FUNERAL SERVICE and INTERMENT
CENTEX ADDITION TO
SPC Payton A. Jones, 19, US Army, KIA, Marble Falls, TX
Since there are no longer two Mission in Centex this Saturday, we are now able to ADD a Staging in Copperas Cove for SPC Jones' Funeral in Marble Falls. ALL other mission information remains the same.
Date: Saturday, 17 Mar 12
ADDED: COPPERAS COVE STAGING INFO
Staging Time: 1045
Staging Location: Exxon, 238 West US-190, Copperas Cove TX tinyurl.com/yeomlb3
Notes for Copperas Cove Staging: We will travel West on Hwy 190 to Hwy 281, then South to Marble Falls. Riders along that route are welcome to join in safely. Remember it is a long ride with plenty of time to catch up. We WILL make a fuel stop prior to the Marble Falls High School Staging.
Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; MGregory2@hot.rr.com
Date and Location: Saturday 17 Mar 12 at 2:00pm (1400) at the Marble Falls High School.
Marble Falls Staging Information
Staging Time and Location: 12:15 to approx 1:10 at the Marble Falls High School. The entrance to the School from FM 1431 is called Mustang Drive. It is located approx. 1 mile East of the FM 1431\US 281 intersection.
GPS N 30deg 34' 36.19" & W 98deg 15' 28.27"
Briefing: 1:10pm with Flagline established immediately afterwards.
Flagline and Service: Flagline will be in place by approx 1:30pm. Once the service is underway we will break the flagline and stand by for the procession to the Cemetery.
Interment: Lakeland Hills Memorial Park located approx. 3.8 miles West of US 281 on Park Road 4. GPS: N 30deg 40' 45.67" & W 98deg 19' 04.98" There we will Establish another Flagline and remain in place until dismissed by the RC.
Wx: Low of 64 and a High of 75 with a 20% chance of rain.
Ride Captain: John Wiley 325-388-4698 (H) 325-423-2220 (C) email@example.com
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
Notes:Arrive fueled and hydrated, bring water and sunscreen for yourself and a buddy. Most of all ride safely at all times Thank you all of you for doing what you do.
TCMarch 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm #3623
Austin Staging for Airport Recovery mission (Cen-Tex)
This mission is to provide Austin area riders an opportunity to ride together to the Cen-Tex mission airport recovery of SPC Payton Jones, KIA in Afghanistan, and show our support and respect for him and his family.
Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15th, 2012 8:45am
Location: McDonald’s Restaurant, 12514 Hwy 71 W, Bee Cave Tx 78738
Directions: Going west on Hwy 71 W. from Austin, the McDonalds will be on the north side just before you get to the Galleria. It is on the N/W corner of Hwy 71 and FM 2244.
8:45am – 9:15am Staging
Wx: Partly cloudy/20% chance of a shower, with a low of 64 , high of 79 (KVUE Ch. 24)
Notes: We will stage at the McDonalds. Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated for the 40 minute ride to Horseshoe Bay American Bank, 6905 FM 2147, Horseshoe Bay, 78657. There will be no stops enroute. Arriving in Horseshoe Bay we will take our directions from the Cen-Tex Ride Captain and await the aircraft arrival scheduled for 12 Noon.
Ride Captain: Terry Ayers
Flag wrangler: N/A
Please plan on attending to honor this young man (19 yrs old) for his courage and bravery while serving our country.March 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm #3624
Austin Staging for SPC Payton Jones Funeral Service, KIA Afghanistan, (Cen-Tex)
This mission is to provide Austin area riders an opportunity to ride together to the Cen-Tex mission for SPC Payton Jones, KIA in Afghanistan, and show our support and respect for him and his family.
Date/Time: Saturday, Mar 17th, 2012 10:15am
Location: Central Texas Harley Davidson, 2801 N.IH-35, Round Rock.
Directions: Going north on I -35 take exit 254. Cross FM 3406/Old Settlers. CTHD is on the right just north of the McDonalds
10:15am – 10:50am Staging
Wx: Partly cloudy/20% chance of a shower, with a low of 64 , high of 75.
Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, & hydrated for the 1hr & 20 min ride to the high school on Mustang Dr. off FM 1431 east side of Marble Falls. There will be no stops enroute. Upon arrival, we will take our directions from the Cen-Tex Ride Captain. Bring water & sunscreen for yourself & a buddy. For those riders coming from areas north/west that might want to join in with us along the route, we suggest the parking lot of the HEB at US 183 and FM1431, north/west corner. We will travel along FM 1431 to Marble Falls. Most of all, ride safely at all times. Thank you all for doing what you do.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre firstname.lastname@example.org
512-751-8955 (C) 512-251-8955 (H)
Flag wrangler: N/A
Please plan on attending to honor this young man (19 yrs old) for his courage and bravery while serving our country.March 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm #3627
will be there and honor this young man for his honor ans service
medspecMarch 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #3628
Sincere thanx to TC, Patsy, RCs, and our flag wrangler for helping us bring SPC Payton Jones home with dignity and honor. And many thanx to the patriots who stood silent on the tarmac and then rode with him to the funeral home.March 17, 2012 at 12:13 am #3630
The Airport Recovery part of this mission is now complete. What a turn out it was. We had 80 bikes and trikes plus 4 cages. There is no way to put into words the outpouring of love and support shown for this young soldier and his Family by the communities of Horseshoe Bay, Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls along the procession route. From the Airport to the Funeral Home was an almost continuous line of people sometimes 2 and 3 deep. All of the local Fire Departments and Law enforcement Agencies were represented and were there in full force. As usual our Patriot Guard Riders were Top Notch. I did not get an actual count on each group but we had quiet a few first time riders, some active duty and some Blue Star Family members among us. And here again I did not get a actual count but we had members of several well established Motorcycle Clubs join us in the Airport Recovery and procession.
Thanks to our DSC's present, Marebare and Robert and to all of the RC's present who helped me throughout this part of the mission. A big Thank You to Bob Binkley who answered a last minute plea for a Flag Wrangler. And thank you to every single person who rode with us yesterday, be it person or in spirit. You all made my job a lot easier and as for as I know there were no major incidents or issues. Semper Gumby was the rule of the day as it is most of the time, but with everyone working for the good of Spc. Jones and his Family it all came together to give them the support they truly need.
God Bless Spc. Jones and his Family and thanks again to all who made this part of the mission a success.
I love you guys and gals and I am so proud to be a part of you,
TMarch 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm #3632
Here is a link to a kvue story on the funeral.
My wife and I were honored and humbled to be able to participate Saturday. I believe the final count on motorcycles was around 110.March 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm #3633
Had the honor of coming down from Fort Worth Saturday.March 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm #3634
This mission is now complete. There was a total of 110 bikes and trikes with 4 cages. As with the airport recovery part of this mission I did not get an individual total of each group but there were a lot of first time riders with us, some active duty military, Blue Star family members and 2 Gold Star family members present, and there were several M\Clubs that joined our ranks. Thanks to all of you for attending this mission and God Bless. I hope all made it safely back home.
I want to thank all of our members and RC's present that helped me with various duties throughout the day. For fear of overlooking someone I will not try to name you individually but I truly do appreciate each and everyone of you and your help. All of us working together in harmony for the good of our soldiers and their families is what makes the Patriot Guard so special to me. It's all about them and we know it. To my knowledge there were no major incidents or issues and with a group of this size that is an accomplishment in itself.
Once again Thank You for attending and letting Spc. Jone's Family know that America Does Care.
TCApril 2, 2012 at 2:27 am #3652
Patriot Guard Riders,
I understand that there is a section for 'thank you' letters, but I wanted to post in this thread specifically and I hope that it's ok.
My Uncle is a PGR in the DFW area, I myself was born and raised in Ft. Worth. I was the Honor Guard NCOIC for SPC Jones. I currently serve in 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment as a company rear detachment NCOIC (I'm not allowed to deploy due to injuries from my previous two deployments) and as the Brigade's Honor Guard NCOIC. I just wanted to personally express my extreme level of gratitude for what you Ladies and Gentlemen do for our fallen Brothers and Sisters. By helping us escort them to their final resting place. The level of comfort and security you provide to the families is extremely heart-warming to me, and 1,000,000 "thank you's" wouldn't be enough to express how grateful I am for what you do, and I don't think you get anywhere near the amount of gratitude that you deserve.
Thank you, everyone, not only for the great turn-out of riders to help us in Jones' Final Honors, but also for your previous and continued service to our great country.
SSG Jonathan HollandApril 10, 2012 at 1:00 am #3662
Thank You SSG Holland,
Letters like yours mean more to us than you will ever know. They give us a "Shot in the Arm" at times when we really need them. We do what we do because we all know it is the RIGHT thing to do. Thank you for your letter and Thank you for your service to our Country.
Best of luck to you and God Bless,
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