Dorwin Alan French, 71, US Navy/Vietnam veteran, Bastrop, TX, 19 APR 2019

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Dorwin Alan French. Mr. French served in the US Navy and Naval Reserves from 1969 to 1973, including in Vietnam. He left the service as a Petty Officer Third Class.

    Additional information about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 19 April 2019. Memorial service begins 10 am.

    Location: Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, 505 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX 78602. We will stage at the funeral home.
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    8:50 – 9:20 am- Staging
    9:20 am- Briefing
    9:30 am- Flag line

    Wx: High 78 deg, sunny

    Notes: This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Jimmy Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this sailor's service to our country.


    We had a great gathering of 13 Patriots to stand in honor for Mr. Dorwin "Buddy" French yesterday in Bastrop, including first-time rider Dan Neischin riding in from Columbus, TX. It was literally standing-room-only at his memorial service with all the family & friends attending. Before our briefing, his sister walked over to our group and thanked us each personally for being there for him. Many thanks to Nicki, Soup, and Nicki's twin sister Vicki for wrangling the flags and the nice visual of all the extra ones out on the driveway. Thank you for your service Buddy and Godspeed.


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