Donald Rick, veteran, US Army (Lt. Col.) and Marine (Maj), Monday, 6 July, Bastrop, TX

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    The Family of Donald Rick has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at his funeral service on Monday. Mr. Rick has earned our gratitude and recognition for his service to our country.

    Current schedule is for a 10 am funeral service at Assumption Catholic Church in Bastrop, with interment on Thursday at the National Cemetery in El Paso.

    Please stand by for staging details and make plans to attend if at all possible.


    Austin Staging for Mr. Donald Rick Funeral, Bastrop

    Mr Donald Rick, 80, passed away on Wed., 01 July. He served our country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars during a 27 year career in the USMC & U.S. Army. His family has requested the presence of the PGR at his funeral on Monday. Burial will be Thursday at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX..

    Location: Ascension Catholic Church, 806 Pine St., Bastrop, TX. Service begins at 1000 hrs. Map link:

    Austin Staging: 290 Cafe in Manor, located on Hwy 290, two miles east of the SH130 toll road. Map link:

    Staging Time: 0800 – 0815 hrs, KSU 0820 for the 45 min ride to the church.

    Directions: The 290 Cafe is located two miles east of the SH130/hwy 290 intersection on the south side of the road. Good place for breakfast, fuel is available next door. If you decide to go directly to the church instead, see address & map link above.

    Wx: 30% thunderstorm chance, high temp mid 90's. Please bring two bottles of drinking water.

    Notes: We will send at least two big flag bike over to the funeral home to join in the procession from there to the church at approx. 0940. Flag line to be in place at 0920.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, 512-470-0380,
    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make every effort to honor the service and sacrifice of Mr. Rick and his family on our behalf.


    Sorry I had to leave before the funeral mass ended, I was a bit over-committed (again).

    Thank you to the 9 riders (I mean 10, sorry Hunter) who made it down to Bastrop to honor Mr. Rick today. The editor of the local paper (Bastrop Advertiser) came by and talked with us and took some photos for an upcoming edition. She also a rider and has been on a few missions, so that was pretty cool.

    Thank God for men such as Mr. Donald Rick. May he rest in peace.

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