Kevin O’Dwyer, 63, US Army veteran, Bastrop (Rockne), TX, 02 Feb 2024

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for Kevin O’Dwyer.  Mr. O’Dwyer is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and served in the US Army for seven years, leaving the service as a captain.

    More information about Mr. O’Dwyer’s life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 02 February 2024.  Funeral mass begins at 10:30 am

    Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4045 FM 535, Bastrop, TX 78602. Though a Bastrop address, this is in Rockne. We will stage at the church.  map link:

    9:30 – 9:55 am – Staging
    9:55 am – Briefing
    10:00 am – Flag line

    Wx: TBD

    Notes: Following the start of the funeral we will strike the flag line and relocate to the adjacent Sacred Heart Cemetery to prepare to stand a flag line for the burial service immediately following.

    Ride Captain: Gary Mayers,, (512) 797-6613
    Flag Wrangler: Gary Mayers

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this Army veteran’s service to our nation.

    Gary Mayers

    A cloudy but warm and windy day brought 6 Patriot Guard Riders to Rockne, Tx to honor the passing of Kevin O’Dwyer. Kevin was only 63, what a young age to be taken from this earth. Kevin graduated from the United States Military Academy at West point in 1982 and served in the U.S. Army “the 3rd Armored Cavalry Brave Rifles. We formed a flag line in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Kevin’s wife , Robbin and several family members and friends walked the flag line thanking us for being their to pay honor to there loved one. We broke the flag line at 10:30 and returned to the staging to await the loading of the casket into the hearse. We formed a line at the hearse to pay respect to Kevin and his family. We took up flags and walked to the back of the cemetery and formed a flag line for the graveside service. At the end of the service we returned to the staging area. A big thanks to the riders who came out to honor this soldier and have a safe ride home.

    R.I.P. Captain Kevin O’Dwyer.

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