John H. Long, 57, USAF Vietnam Veteran, Cedar Park, TX 10 MAY 2011

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    Confirmed Mission Final Itinerary

    The family of Mr. John H. Long has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Long served four years in the US Air Force, including in Vietnam, leaving the service as a Sergeant.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 10 May 2011. Funeral service scheduled for 1 pm.

    Location: Hill Country Bible Church Northwest, 12124 RR 620 North, Austin, TX 78750. We will stage at the church.
    Directions: The church is located 1.4 miles west of the Hwy 183/RR620 intersection at Little Elm Trail. Map link: GPS coordinates are N 30deg 27’ 47.7” & W 97deg 49’ 06.4”.

    11:45 am – 12:20 pm staging
    12:20 pm briefing and flag line

    Wx: Partly Cloudy, low 70 deg, high 94 deg. Please remember to bring drinking water. Sunscreen recommended.

    Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Food and fuel is available near the church. At the conclusion of the funeral service there will be an LEO escorted procession to Bagdad Cemetery in Cedar Park, where we will form a flag line for the interment service.

    The cemetery is located at Bagdad Road and FM2243, approx. 11 miles north of the church. The route will be determined by LEO, and any toll charges are the responsibility of the individual riders. Also note that the cemetery roads are unpaved and fairly rough.

    Ride Captain: John "TC" Wiley,, 325-423-2220
    Flag Wrangler: John "TC" Wiley

    Please make plans to stand tall and silent in gratitude for Mr. Long's brave service to our country.


    Available to stand for Mr. Long if anyone can assist me in getting to his mission. I live in the area of Manchaca Rd and Ben White (360). Can provide gas money. It would be appreciated.


    Thoughts & Prayers Inbound for John Long & Family. Thank you for your service to our Country. Godspeed……….


    I will be there – my first mission.


    I will do my best to be there.


    I will be there.

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    This Mission is now complete. Thank you to to everyone who attended this Mission for Mr. Long and also the Service for Mr. Berry yesterday.
    The final tally was 13 Bikes, 1 Trike and 1 cage (Flag Truck). Included in that was 3 first time riders, 1 of which is active duty.
    The Family was very appreciative of our attendance and personally Thanked each of us after the Service.
    Once again the Patriot Guard has made me proud to be a part of it.
    Thanks again to everyone for doing the Right thing.
    A special Thank you to Keith for leading our members in the procession and to Dick for help with the folding and Presentation of the Flag. We met the Semper Gumby challenge again.


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