February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #751July 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm #3756
Extreme Short Notice: LTC Roy Tisdale, U.S. Army Active Duty
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the airport recovery of LTC Roy Tisdale. LTC Tisdale was assigned to Ft. Bragg, NC as a battalion commander. His home town was listed as Alvin, Tx.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 @ 2:00PM
Location: ABIA Air Cargo Facility (formerly the US Postal facility parking lot)
Directions: From Tx HWY 71, enter ABIA at the CARGO/ SERVICE entrance (not the "terminal" entrance!). Turn south onto Spirit of Texas Drive. At first stop sign turn right onto Freight Lane. Stay left at the Y and continue to end of road, approx 3/4 mile. Large parking lot will be on the right.
2:00pm – 2:30pm Staging
2:30pm – Safety Briefing
2:45pm – Relocate to Aviation Ramp
3:16pm – Aircraft Arrival
Wx: Partly cloudy, Lo of 75 and hi of 98 deg. 10% possibility of rain (KVUE Wx)
Notes: We will stage at the Air Cargo Facility at ABIA. Please arrive fueled (topped off), fed, and hydrated. Begin hydrating the night before. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is an East Texas PGR mission. We will accompany the LEO escorted procession to Dimebox Tx where we will have a short stop at the K&C Quickstop (Exxon) and meet up with our east texas PGR members. They will then accompany the procession to College Station. All riders may continue on to College Station if you so desire, under the direction of the east texas Ride Captain. The ride from ABIA to Dime Box is about 63 miles, with no planned stops.
Ride Captain: Andy Lough firstname.lastname@example.org 512-441-9297
Flag Wrangler: N/A
Please make plans to stand for one of our active duty soldiers who stood for freedom and the American way.July 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm #3757
Crazy Horse will be there. May ride to Collage Station if other riders go from Austin.July 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm #3758
medspec will be thereJuly 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm #3759
More important than any other plans I had. See you about 2:00.July 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm #3760
Another successful Mission completed. I want to thank each of the 50 bikes and 4 cages- many with passengers along- for making it to ABIA this afternoon for LTC Tisdale's final trip home.
I returned home at 1800 hrs, pretty much 24 hrs from the moment Sam sent the alert out to us all. 20 hours after Sam sent that alert, we gathered at the airport and did what did today. On a holiday. In 100 degree temps. Simply amazing, folks.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to thank each of you personally. An I know that LTC Tisdale's brother, who was in uniform and in attendance, would have liked to do the same, much more than I did. He did ask me to pass along his deepest gratitude to you all.
I hope all made it home safely and enjoys the rest of our Independence Day.
AndyJuly 5, 2012 at 1:19 am #3761
An honor to be among those who stood for and escorted the LtCol home. I wish my work schedule allowed me to be in attendance more often to honor our fallen Brothers.July 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm #3762
Thank you for helping us bring our hero, Lt. Col. Roy Lin Tisdale home on July 4. The plans set in motion earlier in the week fell apart at noon on July 3. That’s when the Army announced he was coming in through Austin-Bergstrom and not Easterwood Airport in College Station. Crud! With some quick work and cooperation, Robert, Sam, and Andyman assisted Bobby and me in crafting a new mission.
Andyman handed the mission off to me in Dime Box, and the transition was very smooth and well organized. We arrived in College Station with 65 bikes and 5 cages. One very fortunate piece of luck: LTC Tisdale’s wife and children arrived at Easterwood in time for them and LTC Tisdale’s mother to join up with us for the final leg of the journey. They were impressed by the number of riders, and even more so with the number of folks who lined the streets along the A&M campus route and through College Station.
Thank you to all who helped us bring our hero home. You made the mission that much better, and I look forward to working with all of you in the future.
Randal “Dr. A.” Allison
Southeast Texas PGR
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