February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1509November 23, 2018 at 3:21 am #5233
Confirmed Mission: The family of Mr. Marcus Ledbetter Yancey, Jr., has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Yancey served in the US Marine Corps from July 1943 to May 1946. He served in the South Pacific, leaving the Corps as a Staff Sergeant.
His obituary can be found here: wcfish.tributes.com/obituary/show/Marcus-Ledbetter-Yancey-106600707
Date/Time: Monday, 26 November 2017. Funeral service scheduled for 2 pm.
Location: Weed-Corley-Fish North, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/2eidLKATEq62
12:50 pm – 1:20 pm – Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 59 deg, mostly sunny.
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Please note there will be a visitation prior to the funeral. Friends and family will be coming and going during our staging period. We will form a flag line at the funeral home prior to the start of the service. Once the service begins we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Austin Memorial Park Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 751-8955
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell
Please attend to to honor this Marine's service to our nation in its hour of need many years ago.November 27, 2018 at 5:41 pm #5241keithlongacreModerator
This was the 3rd of 3 PGR mission today, this one overlapping another requiring some "Semper Gumby". Nicki & Soup went to the FH early to stage flags at the entrance because of visitation prior to the service. 14 of us then formed a flag line in front of the FH. Members of the family spoke with us relating how much Mr. Yancey would have love our respectful honoring of him. They went on to tell us more about their father & what took place to get full honors for him at the cemetery. Wow.
Because of another interment at the same time, all but 2 of us went on to the cemetery to help with both flags lines their. The remaining 2 PGR members joined the procession in front of the coach to further honor Mr. Yancey & his family.
We then joined other PGR members on the cemetery flag line for military honors & interment of Mr. Yancey. At the conclusion, we carried our flags across the cemetery to join the flag line of the 2nd service.
A big big thank you to Nicki, Don & Warren for organizing both flag lines, showing once again, the power of Patriotic service. The whole group that stood today with such honor & respect, tells everyone, love of our country & it's heroes is not forgotten.
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