February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #747June 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm #3750
Confirmed Mission: Clyde O. Griffin, 92, Army Air Corp, WWII Veteran
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the memorial service for Clyde O. Griffin. Clyde was a member of the Army Air Corp as a B17 pilot for 14 yrs and a WWII veteran. One of his assignments during that time was to fly Bob Hope and Jack Benny around on their USO tour.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 @ 4:00PM
Location: Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge Dr, Horseshoe Bay Tx 78657
Directions: Proceed to Marble Falls, Tx at the intersection of Hwy 281 and FM 1431, go south on 281 for about 1.1 miles. Turn west on FM 2147. Proceed about 5 miles and turn south (left) onto Thanksgiving Mountain Rd. Go about .4 miles and turn right on Hi Ridge Rd. The church will be about .2 miles.
NOTE: For those who prefer to stage and ride together, STAGING will be at US 183N and Hwy 29 at the Exxon station. Fuel/Snacks/Water is available. See Notes below……
Timeline: (For staging at 183/29 at Exxon)
1:45pm – 2:05pm Staging
2:05pm – Briefing
2:10pm – KSU (about 55 miles & 45-50 min)
Wx: Lo of 74 and hi of 100 deg. (KVUE Wx)
Notes: Please arrived fueled, fed and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for you and one for a friend. Sunblock recommended, and hydrate before leaving. For those who live south and/or want to travel on their own, see directions above.
Church staging times:
2:45pm – 3:15pm
3:15pm – Brief
3:30pm – Flag Line
This is a memorial, so there will be no procession or burial, flag line only.
Ride Captain: Robert Stancil, firstname.lastname@example.org , 512-217-4740
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
Please make plans to stand for another one of our WWII heros who stood for freedom and the American way.June 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm #3752
A big thanks to all who braved the heat and stood for Clyde Griffin today in Horseshoe Bay. We had 20 folks, 19 bikes. Of these, 3 were first time mission riders, and one was active duty and will retire in one month. Also attending were some riders from the Fort Hood area, and Warren Longacre (Keith's Brother).
Thanks to Bob for bringing the flags and water, and to J.R. for his assistance with distribution skills and relieving flag bearers.
Once again you all demonstrated your commitment to honoring our heros.
The family was very thankful that we were there and stated so several times. A good size crowd of relatives and friends assembled to celebrate the life of Clyde Griffin.
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