February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1624February 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm #5495
Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the graveside service for Chief Petty Officer Davis Gordon (DG) Mayes. CPO Mayes entered the US Army in 1937 at 18 yrs old and three years later entered the US Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor aboard the SS Solace, a hospital ship, on 07 Dec 1941. He bravely served throughout WWII, finally retiring from the Navy in 1957.
More about his long life and military service can be read here: https://www.ramseyfuneral.com/obituary/dg-mayes
Date/Time: Saturday, 15 February 2020. Graveside service at 10 am.
Location: IOOF Cemetery, 701 Smith Creek Road, Georgetown, TX. We will stage off-site and ride in prior to the start of the ceremony.
Staging Location: Shell Station (Food Basket), 3600 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626. SW corner of SH130 & Hwy 29 on the east side of Gerogetown.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/VNzWjg55XEMojdh16
9:00 – 9:35 am – Staging
9:35 am – Briefing
9:45 am – KSU for short ride to the cemetery.
Wx: High 66 deg F, partly cloudy
Notes: This is a flag line only mission at the graveside. Upon arrival at the cemetery area we will dismount and form a flag line at the grave site for the duration of the interment service.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please attend to honor this veteran's long, brave service many years ago.February 15, 2020 at 6:35 pm #5497
Thanks to all who came out on a chilly Saturday morning to honor this 100 yr old WWII US Army and Navy veteran. We had 16 Patriots stand for CPO Mayes at the historic IOOF cemetery in Georgetown. Two riders came from Killeen including a first time mission attendee, George. Welcome!
Thank you, Don Ferguson, for bringing the flags and water.
The Army and Navy provided honor details and coordinated their efforts seamlessly and looked sharp. The service ran a bit long for a graveside event, but it was a cool day so no issues. I spoke briefly with Mr. Mayes son who said he was impressed by the PGR turnout for his dad, and he and other family members thanked us for honoring him in this way.
RIP CPO Mayes. Thank you for your long and faithful service.March 2, 2020 at 5:19 pm #5501
From the DG Mayes family.
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