(Centex) SSG David Alvin Cawthorn, US Army, Retired, Killeen, TX

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    SSG David Alvin Cawthorn, US Army, Retired

    The family of Staff Sergeant David Cawthorn has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One on Wednesday, 19 Oct 11.

    A dedicated soldier, he served 20 years in the US Army as a Military Policeman, retiring in 1997 while stationed at Fort Hood. He continued his service as a civilian police sergeant in the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. In November 2003, he returned to Fort Hood and continued his service with the Defense Department Police at the Directorate of Emergency Services, holding the rank of lieutenant at the time of his death.

    Date: Wednesday, 19 Oct 11


    Staging Time: 1230

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

    Briefing: 1235

    Flagline Establishment: 1245 +/-

    Ride Captain: Gerry "RocketMan" Lowrey; 512.863.3193, 512.818.3690; g.lowrey@verizon.net


    Staging Time: 1405

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

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

    Ride Captain: Jim “HarleyHummer” Ball; 254.371.8759; jmichaelball@gmail.com

    WX: Sunny, with a high near 70. North northwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


    1. We have been asked to participate in the procession to the cemetery so please arrive topped off.

    2. Hydrated tonight, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the WX conditions.

    Please join us in honoring this Retired Army NCO for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

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