Home Dedication for Army SGT Kristopher Biggs, Georgetown, TX, 17 DEC 2020

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    Riders, back in August we participated in the ground breaking for a new house to be provided for US Army SGT Kristopher Biggs by Building Homes for Heroes, a charitable organization which provides custom-built homes to America’s wounded military heroes. That home is now complete, and the PGR has been invited to help welcome SGT Biggs and his family to their new home.

    SGT Biggs served for seven years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq in 2007, Sergeant Biggs was severely injured in an explosion that would eventually cost him a leg. While driving through a checkpoint on a mission, a nearby vehicle-borne explosive improvised device was detonated, setting off a blast that knocked Sergeant Biggs unconscious.

    Sergeant Biggs spent seven years trying to rehab and salvage his left leg before it was finally amputated by doctors in 2014. He has since become heavily involved in athletics, particularly adapted surfing, as a form of therapy.

    For his service to his country, Sergeant Biggs was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, USA/ USAF Pres Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star and the Combat Action Badge.

    Date/Time: Thursday, 17 December 2020. Dedication ceremony begins at 11:00 am

    Staging Location: The Den Wolf Ranch Amenity Center, 129 Canyon View Rd, Georgetown, TX 78628
    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/pJCfBF6zXZY3n7d9A

    10:00 am – 10:40 am – Staging
    10:40 am – Briefing
    10:45 am – KSU for the short ride to the home site.

    Wx: High 61 deg, sunny

    Notes: Fly your big flags! Please wear your mask and follow social distancing protocol. Upon our arrival at the staging location we will have a chance to visit with the SGT Biggs and his family. We will then accompany him and his family in a short law enforcement escorted procession to the home where we will form a flag line for the approximate 30 minute ceremony.

    Ride Captain: Warren Longacre, longacre@austin.rr.com, (512) 755-4163
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

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