Charles Harry Rodgers, 96, U.S. Army WWII veteran, 29 Oct 2105

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Charles Harry Rodgers, 96. Mr. Rodgers served in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII, achieving the rank of Tech 4. Further information about his service may be available when his obituary is posted at

    This is a flag line only at the funeral home.

    Date/Time: Thursday, 29 Oct 2015. 1:00 pm

    Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

    Directions: We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link:

    11:45 am – 12:15 pm Staging
    12:15 pm – Briefing
    12:30 pm – Flag line

    Wx: Lo-55, Hi-79, clear skies.

    Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. Suggest sunblock. Once the service begins we will dismantle the flag line and depart quietly.

    Interment: Burial is scheduled for Friday, 30 Oct 2015, at Ft Sam Houston cemetery in San Antonio. There will be a small procession from Cook Walden to Ft Sam that morning. It will NOT have LEO escort, so we're looking for no more than four big flag bikes to participate. Please contact Mark Wells (see below) if you can commit to accompanying the procession to San Antonio on Friday. Due to the inclement weather this portion of the mission is a stand down.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, 512-470-0380,

    Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

    Please try to attend this mission to honor a warrior from our greatest generation.


    On a beautiful fall day there were five of us representing the PGR in honoring the remarkable WWII service of Mr. Rodgers. Many of his friends and family members thanked us for being there. It was our privilege to do so.


    FYI, due to the inclement weather the SA PGR has issued a STAND DOWN for the interment portion of this mission today at Ft Sam.

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