February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #181June 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm #1930
HEADS UP, AIRPORT RECOVERY, FRIDAY JUNE 5th. No Confirmation at this time. Watch your e-mail for updates
Confirmed Mission – Airport Recovery
Austin Staging for: Marine LCPL Matthew Reza, ABIA Recovery.
Date: Friday, 5 June 2009
Timeline: 1330 Staging. 1350 safety Briefing. Scheduled arrival of Kalitta Charter is 1430.
Location: Signature Flight Support, ABIA, 4321 General Aviation Ave., Austin, TX
Directions: Traveling south on Hwy 183, continue past the signs for Hwy 71 East/ABIA for another 2.7 miles to Burleson Road. Turn left onto Burleson Road, travel east 1.3 mi to General Aviation Drive and turn left (north). Signature Flight Support is 0.9 miles on the right.
WX: High of 95
Notes: We will accompany LCPL Reza and family to Cook Walden Funeral Home at William Cannon/Hwy 290, approx. 17 miles. No stops en route to Cook Walden. Arrive fed, fueled and hydrated. Bring water for you and one other. Sunscreen advised. Planeside recovery access yet to be determined.
RC: Andy "Andyman" Lough, cell 512-441-9297, ALough@Austin.rr.com
Please note the timing of this mission conflicts with the previously scheduled Duncum memorial mission at Camp Mabry. Both deserve a good turnout from the PGR.
Please remember that our Mission is to honor this fallen Marine and pay respects to his family. Stand tall and silent as we salute this AmericanJune 5, 2009 at 6:22 am #1934
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Cpl. Matthew G. Reza, 27, of Austin, Texas, was killed May 31 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Khandahar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S. C.
The incident is currently under investigation.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the MCAS Beaufort public affairs office at (843) 228-6028.June 5, 2009 at 8:42 am #1939
Possible Funeral Mission for Lance CPL Reza Sunday, June 7th. Services at 1400, Cook Walden at Wm Cannon/ 290 (near the Y in Oak Hill).
Likely to be a flag line only Mission. Will determine today if it's a go. Please watch thread for info.
AndyJune 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm #1940
medspec will make this missionJune 5, 2009 at 10:35 pm #1942
Way to go Andy and thanx again for getting us on the tarmac……….GerryJune 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm #1945
Here's a report filed by KVUE on this airport recovery mission. Thanks to Andy and to all the riders who made it to this one.June 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm #1947
Hey Andy, just saw the KVUE report on the great job you and the other riders did to honor one of our heros.
Thanks to all the members who made it to one or more of the many missions this last week and weekend. Mark and the other RC's who organized these missions……..your work is very much appreciated!
SamJune 8, 2009 at 1:11 am #1948keithlongacreModerator
What a great bunch of guys today. The show of respect by your demeanor & behavior was outstanding. Thank you all so much.
The family wanted me to pass on to you all, how very much they appreciated your being their. The Captain & the others Marines also were very appreciating. I know this is something we like to do but I also know it is something we feel very honored to do. Thank you for being there for those that need that special show of support & honor. You DO make a difference.June 8, 2009 at 1:16 am #1949keithlongacreModerator
Thanks to Bob & TC for showing up with flags & water today.
This is a good time to remind everyone to be sure & bring your own water to missions as the flag guys have been paying out of their pocket for water they bring.
Again, thanks for Standing Tall & Silent for the fallen & their families.
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