CW2 Robert Botek, 73, US Army/Vietnam (Ret), Pflugerville, TX, 19 OCT 2019

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral services for CW2 Robert Botek. CW2 Botek entered the US Army in 1966 and served 20 years including deployment to Vietnam.

    An obituary has not yet been posted.

    This family has a long history of military service to our country. His grandfather is a WWI veteran, his father a Korea KIA, this hero served 20 years, his son is an Army veteran, and two grandsons are Army active duty.

    Date/Time: Saturday, 19 October 2019. Service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 E Pfennig Ln, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. We will stage at the church.
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    9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am- Flag line

    Wx: High 90 deg. partly cloudy

    Notes: Please bring water for yourself and a friend. This is a flag line only at the church. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. CW2 Botek has been cremated and will be interred in Michigan at a later date

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor five generations of this long serving soldier's family.


    Ten patriots stood the flag line in honor of CW2 Botek's long service to our nation. Don did a great job as usual getting there early and staking a number of US Flags at the front of the church. The Army Honor Guard was on hand with rifles, and his son James said they were able to line up a live bugler which was good to hear.

    We departed after the start of the service and before the military honors portion took place. Thank you again to everyone who gave up part of their Saturday to honor this veteran and support his family.

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