Jose Antonio "Joe" Zavala, 101, US Army, WWII veteran, Austin, TX, 3 FEB 2017

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Jose "Joe" Zavala. Mr. Zavala served his country in WWII in the US Army from 1942 to 1943. He was medically discharged as a PFC. Additional information about Mr. Zavala's life can be found here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 3 February 2017. Funeral Mass set to begin at 2 pm.

    Location: Saint Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. We will stage at the church.
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    12:50 pm – 1:20 pm Staging
    1:20 pm – Briefing
    1:30 pm – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 60 deg, mostly cloudy

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Following the funeral service we will form a second flag line at the nearby Assumption Cemetery for the burial service. It is not known if there will be an LEO escorted procession between the church and cemetery. Please follow the instruction of the ride captain.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers, (512) 925-6101,

    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend this mission to bid a respectful farewell to another of our greatest generation.


    Six turned out to form a flag line and honor 101 year old WW II Veteran Jose "Joe" Zavala. Arraingments were not made for a LEO escort so the PGR did not participate in the procession to the cemetery. We stood by at the church and formed an honor line as Mr. Zavala was placed in the coach. We departed swiftly to the cemetery. Special thanks to Flag Wrangler Don Ferguson for having the flags ready upon our arrival. We had the cemetery flag line in place several minutes prior to the arrival of the procession. Many family members and friends of Mr. Zavala expressed their sincere appreciation that the PGR was there. Our Honor!

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