Col Rex Ethan Cloud 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam Vet, Georgetown, TX, 24 APR 2021

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    Short Notice Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Col Rex Ethan Cloud. Col Cloud served 30 years including flying combat missions in SE Asia. He went on to become vice commander of an F-16 Fighter Wing. Throughout Rex’s career he received many commendations including the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross. 

    In 1991, after 30 years of honorable service in the United States and Europe, Colonel Rex Cloud retired with nearly 4,300 flying hours.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 24 April 2021. Funeral service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633
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    9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 80 F. sunny

    Notes: This is a flag line only mission. Please maintain social distancing protocol. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Warren Longacre,, (512) 755-4163
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

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


    The Austin PGR was in Georgetown Texas today (4-24-2021) to stand for Rex Ethan Cloud. The Family called Rex the World’s Greatest Fighter Pilot. He served in Southeast Asia and completer 255 combat sorties in an F-4 Phantom and later he took to the air in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Rex left the Air Force as a Colonel with 4,300 flying hours. Nine PGR members were proud to honor COL Rex Cloud. Rest in peace COL Rex Cloud.

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