Franklin W. Denius, 93, US Army/WWII veteran, Austin, TX, 31 JUL 2018

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Franklin W. Denius. Mr Denius served in the US Army, enlisting at 17 yrs old after the Pearl Harbor attack. He participated in numerous European campaigns, including the D-day invasion, leaving the service at the war's end.

    Additional information about his life and service can be read here:

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Memorial service begins at 1 pm.

    Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703.
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    11:50 – 12:10 pm – Staging
    12:10 pm – Briefing
    12:15 pm – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 94 deg, rain chance in the morning

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. This mission is a flag line only prior to the memorial service. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller,, (512) 636-9692
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this decorated WWII hero's brave service.

    The Ghost

    17 bikes and cages with 17 Patriots, including a new rider from Cedar Park, believe his name was Sam. Heat and humidity was a factor with one and a half casualties. One rider had to get into the AC as he was overheating and Paige Seats fell again. Took him to BS&W, they could not treat so we called EMS and they hauled him off to the Emergency Room, possible concussion and Paige thinks he may have broken a hip.
    Mission was fine, aftermath not so much. Thanks again to Flag Wrangler Don, by the time I arrived, he had flags flying from most entrance accesses. Great job by all. Thanks.


    Riders, an update on Paige, courtesy of Russ.

    No concussion, Paige did break his hip when he fell just before going home after the mission on Tuesday. He had hip surgery the day of the incident and is already up and walking. Russ talked to him yesterday evening and said he's in good spirits and might even go home tomorrow (Friday). He's been at Georgetown St David Hospital. Naturally he has a lot of rehab ahead of him, so we won't be seeing him at missions for a while.

    Anyone who is at the mission in South Austin tomorrow can sign a get well card for him.

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