Confirmed Memorial Mission: Sgt Adam Huckstep

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    Confirmed Mission – Memorial for Sgt. Adam Huckstep
    The family of Sgt. Adam Huckstep has requested the participation of the PGR in a memorial service for him in Round Rock, Tx.
    SGT Adam Huckstep of Round Rock, TX was killed the evening of 1 February 2012, when a car made a left turn in front of him. SGT Huckstep was welcomed home by the Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders in 2010 when he was on R&R from Operation Iraqi Freedom. SGT Huckstep was a member of the Wingmen MC, founded by US Army Soldiers with chapters worldwide. SGT Huckstep was assigned to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA

    Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012, 4:00pm

    Location: St. Phillips United Methodist Church, 16321 Great Oaks Dr, Round Rock, Tx.

    Directions: From IH 35 and FM 620, go west on FM 620 for about 3 miles, turn right on Great Oaks Dr. Go to Dark Cove and make a U-turn. The church will be about .1 mile on the right.
    2:45pm – 3:15pm Staging
    3:15pm Briefing
    3:20pm Flag Line

    Wx: A 80% chance of rain in the morning, low of 51, high of 59 deg.

    Notes: Please arrive fed, hydrated, and with proper gear for the Wx. This will be a flag line only, as Sgt. Huckstep was interred in the DFW National Cemetary on Feb. 10th, 2012. Please consider caging it if the weather is not condusive to safe riding.
    Ride Captain: Dick Ward 512-585-3610
    Flag wrangler: Sam Warren
    Please plan on showing your support to the family and community of Sgt. Huckstep in this time of sorrow, and gratitude for his service to the United States of America.


    Fox 7 news posted a story about SGT Huckstep and the Memorial scheduled for tomorrow. It is very well done. The video is combined with a short 48 second report on another topic so be patient. It begins at 50 seconds in. Click the link.


    Thanks for making the Fox 7 link "Hot"



    Thanks to all those who were able to come out in the rain to stand in honor of Sgt Adam Huckstep this afternoon. There were 14 of us; 5 bikes and 8 cages. His mother, Tracy, wanted to thank all of you for being there.

    Dick Ward
    Ride Captain


    This was taken from the KVUE website:

    ROUND ROCK, TX. —- A handful of family and friends came together Saturday at St. Philip's United Methodist Church in Round Rock to remember their fallen hero, Sgt. Adam Huckstep-LaPorte.
    "2-Step," as his friends called him, was stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia. The 23-year old was preparing for his second deployment, this time to Afghanistan, when he was killed on February 1st; just two days before he was scheduled to leave. A car turned in front of his motorcycle.
    Huckstep-LaPorte was buried in the DFW National Cemetery, but the community where he was raised and attended high school, wanted to remember him.
    "You sort of feel relief when your soldier comes home, and to have a tragedy like this happen, it shakes you to the core," says family friend and Cedar Park City Councilman Tony Dale. "So it's important that we as a community come out, not only to support the family, but to honor his service."
    Also on hand to honor his service were the Austin Patriot Guard riders.
    Huckstep-LaPorte enlisted in the army in 2008 and was deployed to Iraq in October of 2009. He received 10 awards, including two Army Achievement Medals and the National Defense Army Service Ribbon.
    Dale says the services were hard for all of the family and friends, especially Huckstep-LaPorte's mother, Tracy LaPorte. She started the organization Military Moms of Texas. A group dedicated to helping families of deployed soldiers.

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