Jerry Neal Schmidt, 80, US Navy veteran, Austin, TX, 07 NOV 2021

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Jerry Neal Schmidt, 80, US Navy veteran, Austin, TX, 07 NOV 2021

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    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.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Sunday, 07 November 2021.  Funeral service begins at 2 pm/

    Location: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705,
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    12:45 – 1:20 pm – Staging
    1:20 pm – Briefing
    1:30 pm – Flag line

    Wx: High 75 deg, sunny

    Notes: This is a flag line only prior to the start of the funeral,  After the start of the service we will strike the flag line a depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854

    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to honor this sailor’s service to our country.


    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!

    Jim Callison

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