Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Retired Lt Col John William Smith III. Lt Col Smith entered the Navy in 1946 and later joined the USAF, flying missions during the Korea and Vietnam wars. He served his country with distinction for over 24 years.
Information about his life can be read here: https://www.digni…th-9967966
Date/Time: Saturday, 02 January 2021. Funeral begins at 1 pm.
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749.
Map link: https://goo.gl/ma…Rq2MJ5tiT8
Burial to follow at nearby Cook Walden Forest Oaks Cemetery.
11:50 am – 12:20 pm – Staging
12:20 pm – Briefing
12:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 60 deg F, sunny
Notes: Please remember to wear your face covering and practice social distancing protocol. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the LEO escorted procession to the nearby Cook Walden Forest Oaks cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Russ Miller, email@example.com, (512) 636-9692
Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez
Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this pilot’s long, brave service to our nation.