Elbert Reed, a WWII veteran of the US Navy, passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd.. His family has invited the Patriot Guard to stand tall at his funeral service. Mr. Reed is the uncle of PGR member Larry Sprague.
The service is set for Saturday, June 6th, 10 am at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX. Interment will immediately follow at Cook Walden Memorial Hills Cemetary just north of Howard Lane on IH35 North.
Austin Staging: Elbert Reed, a WWII veteran of the US Navy, passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd. His family has invited the Patriot Guard to stand tall at his funeral service.
Date: Saturday, 6 June 2009
Timeline: 9:00 am Staging. 9:15 Briefing. Flag line to be assembled at 9:20. Family is scheduled to arrive at 9:30. Service at Cook-Walden to start at 10:00. Service will last 1/2 to 1 hour. We will then accompany the family to the cemetery.
Location: Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX
Directions: From I35 take the 290 West/2222 exit, travel west approx. 1.4 mi to Lamar St. Turn north, the funeral home is approx. 1 block on the west side. map link: tinyurl.com/qmt2sh
Wx: Mostly Sunny, high of 96 degrees.
Notes: We will establish a flag line at Cook-Walden prior to arrival of family. Arrive fueled and hydrated. Bring water for you and one other. Sunscreen advised. We will have LEO escort to Cook-Walden Memorial Hills Cemetery in Pflugerville.
An interesting note, Seaman Elbert Reed served on the Battleship Texas and was the LAST sailor to walk off the ship when it was decommissioned. In fact, the Navy asked him to walk off a second time in order to capture that moment on film.
RC: Chuck Murphy, cell 512-417-2744, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note we have a mission in Georgetown on Saturday afternoon. There should be plenty of time between them to attend both missions.
Please remember that our Mission is to honor this fallen WWII veteran and pay respects to his family. Stand tall and silent as we salute this American Sailor.