February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #218September 30, 2009 at 4:22 am #2207
Final Itinerary – Lt Col Frank E. Bregger, USAF (Ret), Funeral & Interment
The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to have been invited by the family of Lt Col Frank Bregger to participate in his funeral and interment services. Lt Col Bregger served his country as a pilot during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring in 1974 after 22 years of service in the US Air Force. He remained an active airplane owner and pilot until earlier this year when illness finally grounded him.
Date/Time: Thursday, 01 October 2009. Funeral service scheduled for 1400 hrs (2:00 pm)
Location: Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745. We will stage at the funeral home.
Directions: The funeral home is located in South Austin near the intersection of South Lamar and Ben White Blvd. If traveling west on Ben White/Hwy 71 from IH35, exit at West Gate/Lamar Blvd and take the loop under the hwy to the east bound service drive. Frontier Trail is immediately on the right. Map Link: tinyurl.com/ygnzdxp
1245-1315 hrs (12:45-1:15 pm) staging at the funeral home. Please park along the north side of the parking lot.
1325 flag line in place
Wx: Partly cloudy, Lo 72, high 90, 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms. Bring your own drinking water. Rain gear and sun screen a good idea.
Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. At the conclusion of the funeral service we will join the procession to Live Oak Cemetery on Twin Creeks Rd in Manchaca, approx. 12 mi, where we will establish a flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-470-0380
Asst RC: Sam Warren
Flag Wrangler: Mark Brittain
Please make plans to stand tall and silent in honor of Lt Col Bregger's service to our country.October 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm #2210
Thank you to all who stood for Lt Col Bregger today. Many of the friends and family walked the flag line expressing heartfelt thanks. One lady commented that they "felt so empowered" by our participation.
Lt Col Bregger's son Steve recently retired from the Air Force himself, and he told me his son is considering following his father and grandfather into the service. I'm glad they were both able to see that ordinary Americans who do not know this family were willing to give up a little of their day to show respect and gratitude for such commitment and sacrifice.
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