February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #396December 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm #2946
Extremely Short Notice Mission
The family of Hector R. Garcia has requested the participation of the PGR at his funeral and interment services. Mr. Garcia was killed in a vehicle accident while driving a tanker truck. He served in the US Army from 1992 – 1996, leaving the service as a sergeant.
Date/Time: Saturday, 04 December 2010. Funeral Mass scheduled for 10 am.
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 408 Washburn St., Taylor, TX. Interment to follow at Guadalupe Cemetery in Taylor.
For those going directly to the church, map link: tinyurl.com/StMarysTaylor
Austin Staging Location:
McDonalds in Hutto, located at 608 W Hwy 79, Hutto, TX. Map Link: tinyurl.com/McDonaldsHutto
8:30 – 8:45 am staging
8:45 am briefing
8:55 am KSU for the 15 – 20 min ride to the church. We will establish a flag line at the church upon arrival.
Wx: Partly Cloudy, low 52, high 74 deg. Please remember to bring your own drinking water.
Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Following the funeral service we will join the LEO escorted procession from the church to the nearby cemetery, where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Andy “Andyman” Lough, Alough@austin.rr.com, 512-441-9297.
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
Please make plans to ride in honor of this veteran's service to our country.December 4, 2010 at 11:18 am #2947
I am available for this mission also if anyone is going from the South Austin area (Ben White – Manchaca) that I can ride with. As usual I can provide some gas money. 512-413-6311. Always proud to stand for those who stood for us.
No way to get to this mission to honor Mr. Garcia. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.December 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm #2949
Quite an impressive turnout today given that only about 15 hours advance notice was given. Our membership amazes me how we can assemble on such short notice. By the time we got to the church we had 18 flags flying.
Sgt. Garcia was the truck driver killed in when the fuel truck he was driving overturned and exploded on MOPAC a couple of weeks ago. The fire was so intense AFD basically had to let it burn itself out. What a horrible accident. Our presence gave some comfort to the family in this terrible time of grief.
Thanks to all for what you do.
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