CMSgt Grady N. Elliott, 89, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 12 Nov 2022

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions CMSgt Grady N. Elliott, 89, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 12 Nov 2022

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Chief Master Sergeant Grady Narvell Elliott.  CMSgt Elliot served for 30 years in the USAF, entering the service in 1954, and included deployment to Vietnam.

    His obituary is posted here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 12 November 2022. Funeral service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 1164 San Bernard St, Austin, TX 78702.  We will stage at the church.

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    10:00 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx:  High 58 F, mostly cloudy

    Notes: After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.  The interment will take place at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio on Monday, 9 am.  SAPGR will be in attendance.  See below for Austin PGR phase 2. 

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to honor this airman’s long service to our country.

    Phase 2, procession to Ft Sam: The family has requested the PGR accompany them from King-Tears Mortuary in Austin to Ft Sam on Monday morning.  Ride captain for this portion is Gary Mayers,, (512) 797-6613.  There will not be LEO escort.

    Date/Time: Monday, 14 November 2022.  Briefing at 6:45 am.

    Staging location: King-Tears Mortuary, Inc., 1300 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702.

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    KSU at the direction of the funeral director.  An approximate 2 hr ride without stops.



    We had 8 PGR members standing to honor CMS (Ret.) Grady Elliott today in E. Austin on a sunny but brisk Saturday morning. The service was very well attended by Grady’s family and friends, attesting to his long-standing ties and commitment to the community. While standing the flag-line, we all had many, many thank you’s and well wishes from most all of the arriving guests. Grady’s son, Grady Jr. came over to our gathered group prior to the flag-line to shake our hands, tell us all thank you, and how proud his dad would be to see us all there for him. We really made a big statement today for this family and I thank you all for taking time out of your day to help make a difference. Godspeed CMS Elliott and thank you for your years of outstanding service to our country!

    Jim Callison

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