Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Jerry Neal Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1968. He was an Electronics Technician Petty Officer First Class. He served on five different submarines during his service. His son is a PGR in Nebraska and requested our presence at his father’s funeral.
We had (4) Patriots at the mission today in downtown Austin who stood a flag line to honor Mr. Jerry Schmidt, a former US Navy Submariner who served from 1961 to 1968. Two of Jerry’s sons (one of whom is also a PGR rider up in Nebraska) and one of his grandsons came over to where Soup and I were standing, scoping out the church pre-mission, to thank us both and to tell us how much their dad would enjoy seeing our group today. Soon after, we were joined by a number of other family members who also personally thanked us for being there for Jerry.
I thank Max, David, and Soup for taking time out of your day to stand tall for Mr. Jerry Schmidt this afternoon…you all made a difference for this family and it was much appreciated by them. RIP and Godspeed Jerry and thank you for your dedicated service to our country!