Confirmed mission: The family of Captain Robert R. Barnett has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his interment service. Capt Barnett was piloting a B57 over Laos on 07 April 1966 and was killed when his plane was shot down. Only recently was the crash site found and explored and Capt Barnett's remains recovered.
The following is Part Two of this mission. See the mission thread at http://www.auspgr.org for information on Part One, Airport Recovery.
Date/Time: Friday, 7 April 2017. Flyover and graveside service with full military honors to being at 11:00 am
Location: Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street, Austin, Texas 78702
Staging Location: 900 Comal Street. Comal Street forms the eastern boarder of the cemetery. We will stage outside the cemetery on Comal Street south of the cemetery entrance.
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/bcdtkfarxZS2
10:00 –10:30 am – Staging
10:30 am – Briefing
10:45 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 82 deg, clear skies
Notes: This mission is a flag line only at the cemetery. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended.
Very grateful to the twelve Patriot Guard Riders who manned the flag line for the graveside interment of Captain Robert Barnett. The ceremony included a flyover by four T-38 Talons and a 21 gun salute. The flag line was manned for 90 minutes. Duty faithfully performed by the Guard today!