February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #414December 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm #2999
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cpl. Tevan L. Nguyen, 21, of Hutto, Texas, died Dec. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.
KXAN News Article on Cpl Nguyen
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/hutto-marine-killed-in-afghanistanDecember 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm #3000
Harry Morton, (Hacksaw) posted this on the Centex site…
“I am deeply sorrowed to learn of yet another unfinished life. My heartfelt condolences to this family and my warmest thanks go to this American Patriot.
Article in Austin American Statesman indicates burial to be in Brownwood.
http://www.statesman.com/news/local/hutto-marine-tevan-nguyen-killed-in-afghanistan-1155079.html”January 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm #3001
Riders, we've learned that the airport recovery, funeral and interment services for Cpl Nguyen will be in Brownwood, TX.
Brownwood falls within the West Texas PGR region. Once this becomes a confirmed mission and we receive details from them, we will post them.January 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm #3003
Airport Recovery: The following arrived in my in-box this morning. Robert also found out that the flight arrival at Brownwood Airport is expected at 2 pm. No info regarding the funeral service was included.
Another hero has died for the liberty and freedom of America and Afghanistan. He has served with honor and integrity. His sacrifice will not be met with disdain. With honor and courage he served his country to the end. He lived his life of a soldier and a veteran to the best of his ability.
A Veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable "To the United States of America", for an amount "up to and including my life". We will be there to show our support and honor for the sacrifices he and his family has made in support for this countries future.
This will be an escort misson only.
Staging Place: Shotwell Stadium Parking lot for those not at them morning funeral. Everyone at the morning funeral will ride to Shotwell Stadium and meet up as soon as posible.
Date: Tuesday 4 Jan 2011
Stage time: For this mission only – Meet at Shotwell Stadium at 1300 (1PM)
We will be KSU for Brownwood as soon as the riders from the earlier honor mission funeral arrive at parking lot.
Escort: From Brownwood Regional Airport to Davis Morris Funeral home in Brownwood.
Address: 800 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX
Weather: 54 Degrees at 3pm. Dress appropriately.
Kelly (TailPipe) Evinger
Bert SimpsonJanuary 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm #3004
Regarding the funeral and burial services, I found this on-line at the Brownwood Bulletin, the local newspaper. Nothing from the West Texas PGR yet, will post once received.
Funeral services with full military honors for U.S. Marine Cpl. Tevan Nguyen, 21, of California, formerly of Hutto, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Serafin Avenido officiating.
Burial will follow in Indian Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.January 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm #3005
West Texas PGR funeral and interment itinerary, copied/pasted from the National site:
Initial Staging: Davis Morris Funeral Home
Staging Place: 800 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX
Staging Date: 06 Jan 2011
Staging Time: 1300 (1PM)
Briefing: 1330 (1:30PM)
Flag Support Vehicle: Flag Support Vehicle will be there from Abilene. Water and Coffee will be available. Also, we will have merchandise for those who need or want to purchase any. There will be around 100 flags if needed.
Procession: We will lead procession around 1355 from Funeral Home to the church which will take about 5 min. Family would like us to arrive at 1400. They will allow a short delay for us to park and set flag line.
Flag bikes: Required.
Service Held at: St Mary's Catholic Church
Address: 1105 Main Street, Brownwood, TX 76801-2754 (325)646-7455 ý
Date: Thursday 6 Jan 2011
Time: 1400 (2PM)
Flagline Set: Upon arrival of funeral procession
Procession: We will lead procession from the church to the cemetery which is about 10-12 miles out of town.
Interment At: Indian Creek Cemetery
Address: Indian Creek Rd Brownwood, TX
Flagline Set: Upon Arrival at the cemetery
Complete Map: tiny.cc/4pv0k
Other info: Please be flexible or fluid if you wish. I will pass out more detail about this mission during the brief at the funeral home.
Weather: A balmy 63 Degrees toward the afternoon.
Ride Captain(s): Kelly(TailPipe)Evinger
Carl (Hardluck) Carrol
Bert Simpson (Training)January 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm #3006
Cpl. Tevan Nguyen,KIA Afghanistan
Riders, Anyone interested in going to Brownwood for the service for Cpl. Nguyen.
Location: Gas station/store at Northeast corner of Hwy.29 & Hwy183 (Seward Junction)
Date: Thursday 01/06/11
Staging: 9:30am to 10:00am
Wx: Forecast sunny with a lo in the morning of mid 40's, and a hi of 65.
Notes: Arrive fueled, hydrated, and fed for the approx. 120 mile ride.We will make a quick stop in Lampasas to stretch legs and top off tanks.
Ride Captain:Robert StancilJanuary 6, 2011 at 1:27 am #3007
Dantheman1960, count me in!January 6, 2011 at 2:59 am #3008keithlongacreModerator
I'll B there and flying the USMC flag.
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