Confirmed Mission: Solomon D. Lewis Jr, 78, US Air Force Vietnam Veteran

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Solomon D. (Sarge) Lewis Jr, 78, U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. Sarge also served in Germany and achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant.

    Date/Time: Monday, February 24th, 2014, 2:00pm

    Location: Phillips Lucky Funeral Home, 1041 US 79, Rockdale, Tx (Across the street from VFW Hall)

    Directions: We will stage at the Covert Chevrolet/Ford Dealership, 1200 B Hwy 79, Hutto Tx. From Hutto, go east on Hwy 79, the dealership is on the left. Go to the far East end of the Chevrolet lot.

    11:40am – 12:05pm Staging 
    12:05pm – Mission/ Safety Briefing
    12:20pm – KSU to Rockdale, Tx (Funeral Home)
    1:30pm – KSU to Milano Cemetery with LEO Escorted Procession

    Wx: Lo – 55, hi – 73 Cloudy (KVUE Wx)

    Notes:   Please arrive on time, have your fuel topped off, and hydrate prior to the mission. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather (check before leaving). We will join the procession from Rockdale to the cemetery in Milano for Military Honors.

    Ride Captain: Sam Warren 512-217-4191

    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make plans to attend the service to stand for this Air Force/Vietnam veteran who served his country well.


    Today we had 10 bikes show up at the staging in Hutto, and 7 more met us in Rockdale at the funeral home. One rider came from Bryan-College Station. The casket was placed in the Harley-Davidson Hearse and, joined by numerous cages, we had a procession to the cemetery in Milano.
    The family and friends were very appreciative of your attendance to honor Sarge. Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to be there.
    Thanks to Bob for wrangling the flags, and Terry for handling the tail gunner duties.

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