February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1396July 18, 2017 at 1:16 am #4973
Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services of LTC Carl Blake Lutrick. LTC Lutrick enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1987, was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the 3rd Battalion 141st Infantry Regiment, Weslaco, TX.
Details of LTC Lutrick's life can be found here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Carl-Lutrick&lc=4993&pid=186088930&mid=7483893
Date/Time: Thursday, 20 July 2017. Service begins at 10 am.
Location: First Baptist Church, 306 10th St, Pflugerville, TX 78660. We will stage at the church.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/SZz2VdfZqpq
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Mission Briefing
9:30 am – Flag Line
Wx: Hi 99 deg, clear skies
Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated! Bring three bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for the scheduled 2 pm interment service. Upon arrival we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain.
This is about a 1 hr ride with no intermediate stops and may include toll roads. All riders are responsible for their toll charges. Be advised, there will be approx. 2.5 hrs downtime between the start of the funeral service and departure for the cemetery. Plan accordingly.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 751-8955
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please attend this mission to honor the long and faithful service of LTC Lutrick.July 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm #4974keithlongacreModerator
Today was tough for many reasons but the riders & Don hung in there & showed the family & friends that America cares deeply for our men & women in uniform. Many have asked over the years, why we do this. The answer is simple. Because of what it means to the family & service members that we honor & respect. Thank you to all those that serve in harms way & may God grant you comfort & peace in your loss.
The procession was hot BUT not as hot as what our military has to endure in the middle east. Upon arrival at CTVC, the cemetery was packed with vehicles including a bus. It was a big turn out. After the ceremony, many stopped & thanked us for what we do & what it means to them. So, thank U PGR. U are super.July 22, 2017 at 2:49 am #4976keithlongacreModerator
As many of know, Austin PGR has a Ride Captain in training. Jimmy C. has been tagging along w the RC so as to learn 1st hand the ins & outs of the position. Such was the case at Thurs mission. He walked w me as I made my way into the church & talked to the FD & did the various other things that we do. During the briefing, I gave him the mission briefing I had prepared from the email notification & obit along w the standard briefing cards that Terry made for us. During the procession, I placed him directly behind me. With cont. practice & guidance he is going to develop into a fine RC.
Thank U Jimmy for accepting the RC in training position. I look forward to working w U again.
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