LTC Eugene D. Cargile, 83, US Army (Ret), Leander, TX, 01 SEP 2021

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    markwells
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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for LTC Eugene D. Cargile.  LTC Cargile served in the US Army for 24 years in various assignments to include the 82nd Airborne Division, MACV Vietnam, the 1st Cavalry Division (twice), the Pentagon, and the 8th Infantry Division.

    More about his life can be read here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/eugene-cargile-10326612

    Date/Time: Wednesday, 01 September 2021.  Memorial service begins at 1:30 pm.

    Location: Glad Tidings Church, 1006 HWY 183 South, Leander, TX 78641.  We will stage at the church.

    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/7rvaDFRwYuaGKCGF8

    Timeline:
    12:20 – 12:50 pm – Staging
    12:50 pm – Briefing
    1:00 pm – Flag line

    Wx: High 97 deg F, partly cloudy

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Be advised there is a visitation taking place prior to the funeral service. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.  Burial will take place earlier in the day, 10 am, at CTSVC with Centex PGR in attendance.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison, hotp2t@yahoo.com, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s long, brave service to our nation.

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    #6062
    hotp2t
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    There were 7 Patriots standing tall in honor of LTC (US Army Ret.) Eugene Cargile today in Leander. Thankfully there was a nice breeze we all enjoyed in the covered area where we set our flag-line near the church entrance. LTC Cargile’s family, including his wife Eddie, made a point to come outside and thank each one of us personally with heart-felt gratitude. In talking to them all, we found out his daughter rides with the PGR in Washington DC and she was especially grateful of our presence today to honor her father. Our presence today was really well received and appreciated and I thank all who took time out of your day to make a difference. It was also really nice to see an old friend of our Austin PGR group, former PGR Ride Captain Juan Gonzales, in attendance of the memorial service to LTC Cargile. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country LTC Cargile and Godspeed good sir!

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