Col Kenneth E. Duck, 58, USAF (Ret), Pflugerville, TX, 01 Aug 2023

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Col Kenneth E. Duck, 58, USAF (Ret), Pflugerville, TX, 01 Aug 2023

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    Confirmed Mission: The family of Col Kenneth E. Duck has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his interment service.  Col Duck served in the USAF from 1987 – 2012.  He was deployed to Desert Storm (1991) and operation Iraqi Freedom.  He flew 25 combat missions as a B-52 pilot.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 01 August 2023.  Cemetery service at 1 pm.

    Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.  We will stage at the funeral home.  Map link:

    12:00 – 12:45 pm – Staging
    12: 45 pm – Briefing
    12:50 pm – Flag line prior to the arrival of the procession to the grave site.

    Wx: Sunny, high 104 deg F.

    Notes:  The unrelenting heat wave continues.  Bring drinking water for yourself and a friend.  Stay hydrated!  We will stand a flag line at the grave site for the duration of the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller,, (512) 636-9692

    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor the long and faithful service of this Air Force veteran.

    The Ghost

    10 Loyal Patriot Guard members were present, despite the heat, to honor Col. Duck. Friends and family came to the staging area to thank us for being there. The flag line was a little long and two of our members had to leave the flag line because of the heat. One strange occurrence, their were three full bird Colonels and a LtCol, in full uniform in attendance and they did not render honors when taps was played. After the ceremony, I went to one of them and asked why not, the answer I got was they didn’t know they were supposed too. Ride Captain in training Patti is progressing well, asked some very good questions, will be a welcome addition.

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