Extremely short notice mission: The family of Clarence Matthew Beck has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his interment service. Mr. Beck enlisted in the US Navy in March 1943 and served 29 months active sea duty on both the U.S.S. Algorab and the U.S.S. Blue Ridge, attaining the rating of Coxswain.
Thank you to everyone who changed their plans at the last minute to attend this very short notice mission to honor the service of WWII veteran Clarence Beck. We had 10 in the flag line at the cemetery for the graveside service. Thank you in particular to Max for bringing the flags and water from Kyle up to Pflugerville through the legendary Austin traffic.
The family was especially appreciative. Our WWII heroes are rapidly declining in number, and it was our privilege to have joined them at his final farewell.