Confirmed Mission: Donald J. Jurkschat, 63 US Navy, Vietnam Veteran

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    Confirmed Mission: Donald J. Jurkschat, 63, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the funeral and interment service of Donald J. Jurkschat, 63. He served in the Navy from 1968 – 1972 as an electrical engineer and was a Viet Nam veteran.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 12:00pm

    Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 140 Tahitian Dr, Bastrop Texas
    Directions: In Bastrop Tx at the intersection of Hwy 71E and Hwy 95, go east on Hwy 71 for 1.4 miles to the light at Tahitian Dr. (Hwy 150 comes in from the left). Turn south on Tahitian Dr. and the church is down the street a short distance on the right.

    11:00am – 11:20am Staging
    11:20am – Briefing
    11:30am – Flag Line
    12:00pm – 3:00pm Relocate to Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery, Killeen Tx
    4:00pm – Interment

    Wx: Partly cloudy, Lo of 75 and hi of 91 deg. 50% possibility of rain (KVUE Wx)

    Notes: We will stage at the church. Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sun block is recommended.
    Once we arrive at the Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery, we will come under the direction of the CenTex Ride Captain.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller 512-636-9692

    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make plans to stand for one of our veterans who served our country and his fellow man in the time of need.


    Donald J. Jurkschat, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, Bastrop, TX

    The family of Navy Vietnam Veteran Donald Jurkschat has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Interment of their Loved One. Austin PGR is coordinating the Funeral Service in Bastrop (see below) and CenTex will administer the Interment Service.

    INTERMENT (See below for Funeral Service Information)

    Date: Tuesday, 10 Jul 12

    Staging Time: 1445

    Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX

    Briefing: 1450 – Once cleared, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags and await arrival of the family and Veteran Donald J. Jurkschat's arrival from Bastrop, TX.

    WX: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.


    1. We expect the procession to arrive around 1530. Please be on time for staging.

    2. Hydrate well the night prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

    Please join us in honoring this US Navy Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

    Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120;

    The Ghost

    Post Mission Report.
    5 Hardy riders along with 4 cages braved the weather to honor Mr. Jurkschat. We established a flag line and held until the service started. The cages departed and the riders went for vittles and gas before accompanying the deceased from bastrop to CTSVC in Killeen, where the CenTex PGR assumed control. Thanks to those that ignored the weather and showed up.

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