Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. James Edward Giles. Mr. Giles served in the United States Marine Corps from 1986 to 1990. He left the service as a Lance Corporal. He went on to serve his community as a peace officer with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for many years.
9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
10:20 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Sunny along with a few clouds. Hot. High 96F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Notes: This is a flag line only mission. Be advised there is a visitation beginning at 10 am. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
12 fellow patriots stood in the heat today to honor this Marine & Williamson County sheriff’s officer. A very large contingent of LEOs was present as well. Family came out to personally thank each one of us & to tell me more about Mr. Giles. We all knew he was born at a Marine base but what we did not know. was his dad was also a Marine. (a drill instructor) Guess we now know how he came to be a Marine & a decorated member of the Sheriff’s Department.
Respectfully submitted by PGR Ride Captain & fellow Marine, Keith Longacre