February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #179June 5, 2009 at 6:22 am #1928
Austin Staging: Memorial Service CW4 Joe Duncum US ARMY Retired
5 June – Camp Mabry , Austin , Texas
Date: Friday, 6-05-09
Time: 14:15 – 14:30 briefing at 14:30
Location: Parking lot next to Bishop’s Chapel, Camp Mabry, Mopac and 35th
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of CW4 Joe Duncum to stand in honor at his memorial service. Joe joined the 36th infantry in 1948. On 30 May 1990, at the time of his retirement, he was the senior Chief Warrant Officer in the Department of the Army with more than 23 years of time- in- grade.
Austin area riders will stage just south of Bishop’s Chapel. Across the street from the Gen. John C.L. Scribner Texas Military Forces museum. Exit the MOPAC Expressway at 35th Street . Go west on 35th Street 6/10ths of a mile to the gated entrance of Camp Mabry (i.e., Maintenance Drive ). After passing through security, go straight to the stop sign and turn right. At the next stop sign, turn right
again.) Bishop’s chapel is on the left past the parade ground. The parking lot next to the Chapel will be set aside for us. There will be a flag line at the Chapel; in addition I will ask for four big flag bikes to return to the gate and accompany the family car to the chapel. Col Simpson has relaxed the usual DoD regulations,However, you must bring a photo ID.
Weather calls for temperatures to be in the mid 90’s.
Hi 95 F
Lo 68 F
It will be hot, so bring a couple bottles of water or gator-aid.
Ride Captain: Steve von Roeder
If you have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
work phone 512-972-7746 home phone 512-837-3843, 466-5769 cell.June 15, 2009 at 1:17 am #1960
This is a letter of appreciation from the wife of Joe Duncum. Linda was also in the military.
Subj: My thanks to the Patriot Guard
I hope that you can pass on my gratitude to the members of the patriot guard who escorted me and my family, as well as standing out in the Central Texas heat during my husbands memorial at Camp Mabry on 5 June 09. My husband dedicated his life to the Guard, he spent nearly 42 years in service of his State and Nation. CW4 Joe Duncum, will always be remembered as a very humble and dedicated soldier, and he would have been very proud of your soldiers in their appearance and professionalism. He was very proud in your mission, and I know he spoke to Sam Warren about it many times. Please again forward my thanks and appreciation to your soldiers for me.
As he would say…."Carry On" – Linda Duncum (Alpine, Tx)
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