Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Eddie Houston. Mr. Houston is a US Army veteran who passed away on 13 April with no known next-of-kin. The PGR is honored to be his family on this day.
No obituary has been published.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 09 May 2018. Interment at CTSVC scheduled for 10 am.
8:00 – 8:30 am Staging
8:30 am – Briefing
8:40 am – KSU
Wx: Hi 90 degrees, sunny
Notes: This will be a law enforcement escorted procession from the church to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, an approx. 1 hour ride with no stops. Fly your big flags. Arrive fed, fueled, hydrated and on time for the briefing. Route may include toll roads. All tolls are the responsibility of the individual rider. Do not participate unless you plan to ride all the way to Killeen. Upon arrival at the cemetery we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain.
Good turnout for Mr. Houston's procession; 13 bikes and 14 patriots. Leading from Church to Travis County line was the Travis Sheriffs Dept, relieved at the Williamson County by that Sheriffs Depart who accompanied us to the cemetery even though the Bell County Sheriffs were waiting at the Bell County line. The hearse was the vintage (53?) Cadillac which we have seen before. Requested the hearse travel no faster that 60 MPH because of several big flag bikes; director replied "no problem, hearse is lucky to make 55). A good, safe mission.