John W. Burns, 88, US Army/Korea veteran, Dripping Springs, TX, 24 APR 2018

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. John Burns. Mr. Burns served in the US Army's 101st Airborne from 1951 to 1953 and left the service as a PFC.

    Read more about his life here:!/Obituary

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Funeral Mass scheduled for 10 am.

    Location: St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 26160 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. We will stage at the church.
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    8:50 am – 9:20 am Staging
    9:20 am- Mission Briefing
    9:30 am- Flag Line

    Wx: Hi 84 degrees, sunny

    Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial will take place the following day at 11 am at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will be in attendance.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Nicki Camptell

    PFC Burn's son is Jim Burns, a PGR from Arizona who now finds himself on the other side of the flag line. Please attend to lend support in his family's time of loss.


    In case anyone wants to beat some of the traffic, there is a Whataburger (aka waterburger) on the south side of 290 in front of the HEB just as U enter DP. They have free Senior coffee, & a great Jalapeno brisket.


    We had 10 patriots in the flag line on a beautiful spring day to honor the service of Mr. John W. Burns. His son, Jim Burns, who is a PGR in Arizona, as well as many family and friends thanked us for being there with them.

    Thanks again to Nicki Campbell for bringing the flags and water. It was an honor to serve our veterans in this way with all of you who attended.

    RIP PFC Burns.


    From the nephew of John W. Burns.

    “As one of the (far) out of town relatives, I want to thank you for the PGR’s presence at the services for my uncle, John Burns (101st Airborne, ‘51-‘53), on this past Tuesday April 24 in Dripping Springs. It was an unexpected and stirring sight to see the guard on post in a flag line at the entrance to the church on our arrival. As I could not leave a direct message at your web site, please pass along my appreciation to all your members for the time they took to carry on this mission, and my respect for all the other members who have done the same at other times. What a simple but grand gesture you perform to honor the service of our past, and passed, service men and women.

    If there is anything I could do to help support this mission, please let me know.

    Ed Tarney
    Baldwinsville NY

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