LtCol Antoine Theriot, 90, USAF (Ret), Florence, TX, 09 Jun 2023

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for LtCol Antoine (Tony) Theriot.  LtCol Theriot entered the USAF in June 1954 and served 23 years, including a year in Vietnam.  As a pilot he flew B-36s, B-52s, and F-4s to protect America.  He departed this earth on May 24, and his wife Beverly, 91, followed him three days later.

    More about his military service and their life together can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 09 June 2023.  Funeral Mass begins at 11 am.

    Location: Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, 6571 FM970, Florence, TX 76527.  This church is near the Andice General Store.  Map link:

    10:00 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag Line

    Wx: High 96 deg, mostly sunny

    Notes: Be advised there is a rosary service prior to the funeral.  Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period.  After the start of the funeral we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller,, (512) 636-9692
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor the long service of this USAF veteran to our country. 

    The Ghost

    Pretty good turnout for the mission to honor LtCol. Theriot; 9 total members manned the flag line in uncomfortable heat. Thanks to all that took the time for this mission.

    The Ghost

    Received a voice mail message from LtCol Theriot’s daughter, thanking the PGR’s attendance at her father’s funeral mass. She was apologetic that the family did not thank us personally while on the flag line.

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