Jeronimo Dominguez, 98, WWII US Army veteran, Elgin, TX, 11 OCT 2011

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    Final Itinerary

    The family of Jeronimo Dominguez has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Dominguez served his country in the US Army during WWII, 1942 – 1946, in the 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He fought in many theaters of the war, including the battle of Normandy, and was awarded numerous combat commendations, including the Purple Heart.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 11 October 2011. Funeral service scheduled for 10:00 am.

    Location: Elgin Funeral Home, 712 North Avenue C, Elgin, TX, 78621. We will stage at the marked parking stalls in front of the Morris Park and Pool building next door to the funeral home.

    Directions: Traveling eastbound on Hwy 290 from Austin turn north on Hwy 95. After a short distance turn right at N. Avenue C. Proceed east for approx. 0.6 miles to the funeral home on the right. Map link:

    8:45 – 9:15 am staging
    9:15 am briefing with flag line to follow

    Wx: Partly cloudy, low 67, high 87 deg. Bring some water for yourself and a friend.

    Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Following the funeral service we will accompany the family in procession with Elgin police providing escort to the nearby Latin Cemetery for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Sam Warren, 512-217-4191,
    Flag Wrangler: JC Clausen

    Please make plans to honor the service and sacrifice of another of the greatest generation.



    If you are planning on attending this service, you should probably bring a side stand pad to put down as it will probably still be a little soft in the cemetery. I plan to park us on asphalt, but things could change. Semper Gumby !



    It was a beautiful cool morning for us to honor Jeronimo Dominguez for his service to our country. Many thanks to J.C. for handling flags and water, and to the 15 riders who were in attendance to stand tall for this Army veteran.
    Also my thanks to Keith Alexander, one of our Gold Star Dads, for having some cones delivered within about 3 minutes after he made a phone call! Hope they picked them up later Keith.
    The family knew who we were, but some did not. As we were leaving the cemetery, one couple called me over and basically wanted to know "who are you guys" and why are you here?
    After my explanation, they wanted to know more and said to give everyone a big thanks for what you do. They now have the website address!

    Thanks again for Standing Tall and Silent !


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