Jesse Rodriguez, 70, US Army, Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 22 Feb 2018

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    Riders, this is our second mission for Thursday, 22 February. There is time to attend the earlier one in Georgetown and make it down to this one to honor Mr. Rodriguez. Please try to attend one or both of these missions.

    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Jesse Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez served in the US Army from 1968 to 1974, including a tour in Vietnam. He was awarded a Purple Heart among other commendations.

    More information about Mr. Rodriguez's life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Thursday, 22 February 2018. Funeral Mass scheduled at 11 am.

    Location: San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78704. We will stage at the church.
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    10:00 am – 10:20 am Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 54 deg, 80% rain chance.

    Notes: Stay hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Be mindful of the weather, cage it if warranted. Weather permitting we will join the law enforcement escorted procession from the church to Assumption Cemetery (10 min ride) where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers,, (512) 925-6101
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend this mission to honor the service of this Vietnam veteran.


    Four PGR Members honored Mr. Rodriguez and his service to our country. One big flag bike rode in honor behind the hearse in the LEO led procession. Outstanding effort on the part of Flag Wrangler Don Ferguson for making both missions. Bad weather and traffic was against him but he still arrived with the flags just in the nick of time. The family was very grateful for our presence.

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