John David Folkes, 74, US Navy/Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 20 FEB 2019

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. John David Folkes. Mr. Folkes served in the US Navy from 1965 to 1971 including deployment to Vietnam.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 20 September 2019. Service begins at 2:00 pm

    Location: Onion Creek Baptist Church. 8214 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78744. We will stage at the church.
    Map link:

    12:50 – 1:20 pm Staging
    1:20 pm – Briefing
    1:30 pm- Flag line

    Wx: Hi 94 deg, partly cloudy, 20% rain chance.

    Corrected cemetery map link below.
    Notes: Please bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only at the church. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial is the same afternoon at McNeil Cemetery, County Road 302, Luling, Texas 78648. Cemetery map link:

    There is not an LEO escorted procession. The SA PGR will attend the burial portion. Austin riders who are able please ride to Luling for the cemetery portion.

    Ride Captain: Soup Campbell,, (512) 925-2104
    Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell

    Please attend this mission and honor this sailor's service to our country.


    Six Patriots showed for this mission, 4 bikes and 2 cages, to honor this hero. Nicki arrived early and staked flags at the entrance. Several family members expressed profound appreciation for our presence at this mission. Three bikes accompanied the procession to the McNeill Cemetery. There was no LEO escort and a lot of traffic but the procession progressed with no problems. There was a stiff headwind and we were glad to arrive at the cemetery with all our flags. San Antonio PGR greeted us at the cemetery with flags and water. Thanks Seadog & Chappy. As always, it was a great honor to stand for this hero. RIP John David Folkes.


    From the family of John David Folkes:

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