Major William Dourte Jr (Ret), 80, USAF Vietnam Veteran, Austin, TX, 27 APR 2011

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    The family of Major William Dourte Jr. has requested the participation of the PGR in his funeral and interment services. Major Dourte served in the US Air Force for 24 years, including as a pilot in Vietnam, and passed away on Easter Sunday.

    Date/Time: Wednesday, 27 April 2011. Funeral services scheduled for 10 am.

    Location: Weed Corely Fish Funeral Home, 2626 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704. We will stage at the funeral home.

    Directions: The funeral home is located about 2 blocks south of Oltorf St on the west side of Congress Ave.
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    8:45 – 9:15 am staging
    9:15 am briefing and flag line

    Wx: Sunny, low 66, high 86. Don’t forget your drinking water.

    Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Following the funeral there will be an LEO escorted procession to Onion Creek Cemetery off FM 1626 in south Austin (approx. 10 mi) for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Sam Warren,, 512-217-4191
    Flag Wrangler: TBD

    Please make plans to honor Major Dourte’s long and faithful service to our nation.


    Anyone going to this mission for Mr Duorte, I could use a ride as I have no transportation. This mission is only about 4 miles from my house. Will provide assistance on gas. I am in the Manchaca/Ben White area. Thanks.


    What a beautiful morning with no clouds, temp 70 deg at 7:30am and no wind while riding to stand tall for another one of our heroes!
    Thanks to all who made it to this mission for the Major. His wife was brought to tears when thanking us for being there.
    We had 8 bikes, and really appreciate Flag Wrangler Bob for hauling the flags for two days in a row!
    Hope everyone made it home safely before the high winds began.
    Our first mission rider today, said he would be returning to stand tall with us. Thanks for being there.

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    Thanks Sam and Bob…And all who made this mission today.

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