Juan J. Benavides, 70, USAF/Vietnam veteran, Kyle, TX, 30 DEC 2021

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Juan Jacinto Benavides. Mr. Benavides entered the USAF upon graduation from high school in 1969.  He served a deployment to Vietnam and many other duty stations over his 20 year USAF career.

    More about his life can be read here: https://memorials.harrellfuneralhomes.com/juan-benavides/4811846/index.php

    Date/Time: Thursday, 30 December 2021.  Funeral Mass begins at 10 am

    Location: Saint Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church, 801 Burleson Street, Kyle, TX 78640

    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/VrqY3Nf6TmBMQp486

    8:45 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Mostly sunny, high 79 deg.

    Notes: After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller, navyvetad2@gmail.com, (512) 636-9692

    Flag Wrangler: Russ Miller

    Please attend to honor this airman’s long service to our country.

    The Ghost

    6 Patriot Guard members attended the flag line for Mr. Benavides. The RC, even though he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and advanced mathematics does not know how to compute time and distance so he was very late to the church. The riders that were there stood in a honor line until the RC arrived with the flags minutes before Mr. Benavides’ casket was removed from the hearse. Thanks to the guys that showed the true spirit of the PGR.

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