Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for Mr. Donald Leroy VonAchen. Mr. VonAchen served as a SeaBee in the US Navy from 1966 to 1968 including two Vietnam tours. He left the service as a Petty Officer 3rd class.
7:20 – 7:50 am – Staging
7:50 am – Briefing
8:00 am – Flag line
Wx: High 62 deg. Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Chance of rain 80%.
Notes: Cage it if weather dictates. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join a law enforcement escorted procession to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for the scheduled 11 am burial service. Upon arrival at the cemetery we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain.
Three cages and three bikes showed up to Honor PO3 VonAchen and the flag line made a good showing. Because of the weather and other obligations only one bike was going to CTSVC. Thanks to all who attended on a weather challenged day.