Emery Lange, 90, WWII, US Navy, Taylor, TX, 13 Nov 2015

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Emery Lange, 90. Mr. Lange entered the US Navy in April 1944 and served aboard the USS Specter during WWII as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class.

    Date/Time: Friday, 13 Nov 2015. 10:00 am

    Location: Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos Parker Blvd. NW, Taylor, Texas 76574.

    Directions: We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/abSuktbppQo

    8:45 am – 9:15 am Staging
    9:15 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Low 46, Hi 64, overcast.

    Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. In addition to the flag line prior to the service the PGR will participate in an LEO escorted procession immediately following to the Taylor City Cemetery where we will establish a flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller, (512) 636-9692, Milinscon@suddenlink.net

    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please try to attend this mission to honor another who fought bravely in the defense of freedom so many years ago.

    The Ghost

    15 bikes and one flag cage attended. Family was very appreciative. Thanks to all who attended and especially Don, our flag wrangler. It is amazing the results we get when the e-mail works.


    From Connie Lane

    On behalf of our family, please extend a huge thank you to all who attended my Dad, Emery Lange's funeral on Friday, November 13. I will forever keep the picture in my mind and in my heart of their presence at the funeral home, at the cemetery and especially on the trip to the cemetery. I was in the car with my mother and brother, second in line after the motorcycles. Even though my heart was breaking, the picture of the guard in front and behind my Dad made my heart sing. It is something that we as a family always talked about for my Dad but when you experience it, there is a whole new perspective and appreciation for those of you who ride with the guard.
    My son (Emery's grandson) went to those who carried the flag after the service at the cemetery and shook each of their hands. That really made my heart break in a whole new way.
    I am grateful for all that you do.

    Connie Lange

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