Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. David Delgado. Mr. Delgado served in the US Army and Army National Guard from 1973 to 1979. He left the service with the rank of E5.
Date/Time: Saturday, 28 January 2017. Funeral service scheduled to end at 4:30 pm. See notes below.
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 3751 Trail Ridge Pass, San Marcos, TX 78666. We will stage at the church.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/YuqV8hSruJ42
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Staging
4:15 pm Briefing
4:20 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 59 deg, overcast
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only at the church. Per the family's request we will stand a flag line at the end of the service and be in place when friends and family exit the church. We will remain in place while mourners either leave or head over to an on-site reception. At that time we will stow our flags, mount up, and all riders will depart as a group, ending the mission.
There will be enough time for some of those attending the funeral portion of the PO3 Hines mission in Pflugerville to ride to San Marcos for this mission. Please attend to demonstrate our gratitude for Mr. Delgado's service to our country.
Today in San Marcos I was proud to have 16 riders from Austin and San Antonio stand tall for Sgt. Delgado. This included two first mission folks,
The family was glad that we could attend, and they took pictures of the flag line with their families/friends gathered around.
When the riders left in formation, I noticed that some of the guest were wiping their eyes.
Hope all made it home safely, and thanks for making this mission a success.