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February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #343August 18, 2010 at 2:33 am #2809
The family of Cpl Richard Alan Allgower has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Cpl Allgower served in Iraq and was an active duty Marine at the time of his passing after a battle against cancer.
Date/Time: Thursday, 19 August 2010. Services scheduled for 10:00 am, with interment to follow.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 113 Dickey Street, Taylor, TX 76574. We will stage at the church.
Directions: The church is located south of downtown Taylor, one block west of Main Street/Hwy 95. Map link: tinyurl.com/OurLadyGuadalupeTaylor
8:45 – 9:15 am staging
9:15 am briefing
9:20 am (approx.) flag line in place
Wx: Mostly sunny, low 77, high 99. Bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen.
Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. The church actually faces Rio Grande St, one block south of Dickey. Park across the street from the church on Rio Grande. We will form a second flag line at Taylor City Cemetery for the interment services following the Mass.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, 512-470-0380, firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells
Please make plans to stand tall and silent in honor of this young man's service to our country.August 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm #2811
Cpl Allgower's obituary in the Taylor newspaper:
http://www.taylordailypress.net/obituaries/article_6c608ecc-a998-11df-b216-001cc4c03286.htmlAugust 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm #2817
Anyone arriving to the church staging early, please park in the parking lot south of the church, across Rio Grande Street. Line up the bikes along the east side, at the edge of the paving. It's flat, solid ground, and in the shade!August 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm #2818
A big thank you to the 18 folks who came out for Cpl Allgower today. The church was packed with many young mourners for this Marine who left us too soon. A fine job performed by the Marine honors team, with many more in attendance, both in and out of uniform.
It was hot, but a nice steady breeze kept it not so bad. Special thanks to Keith for the procession coordination and our brothers from Centex who made it down. Also welcome to Tim Morris from Ft Hood area who attended his first mission.
May God Bless this young man and his family.August 23, 2010 at 1:42 am #2829
From Alan H. Allgower, the father of Cpl Richard Allgower
On behalf of the Allgower family our sincere appreciation for escorting Corporal Richard Allgower. The participation of the Patriot Guard was the finishing touch to an already beautiful funeral. I always told Richard "there are still good Americans out there". The Patriot Guard fits the description of "good Americans". Your motto "standing for those who stood for us"
God Bless the United States of America
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