Marcus Z. Barron III, 66, USMC veteran, Austin, TX, 14 Feb 2023

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Marcus Z. Barron III. In 1973, at the age of 17, Mr. Barron joined the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California for basic training, before being transferred to Okinawa, Japan.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 14 February 2023. Funeral service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Mission Funeral Serenity Chapel, 6204 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78745.

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

    Wx: Slight chance of a rain shower. High 71F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

    Notes: This mission has two parts.  Part One is a flag line prior to the funeral service.  After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and stand by for Part Two, joining the LEO escorted procession up to Cook Walden Capital Parks cemetery in Pflugerville where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wranglers: Max Vasquez (funeral), Don Ferguson (cemetery)

    Please attend in gratitude for this Marine’s honorable service to our nation


    On a beautiful day nine PGR riders formed a flag line at the Mission Funeral Home in South Austin to pay honor and to support the family of Marcus Z. Barron III. Several family members came up and thanked us for our service. LEO led the funeral procession for the 19 mile escort to the Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery for the internment service. We met up with other PGR riders at the cemetery where a total of 14 riders stood a second flag line until the end of the service. Following the striking of the flag line I thanked all the riders for their support and to have a safe trip home. Thanks to Max and Don for displaying the flags and providing water for the riders. RIP Marcus and thank you for your service.

    Gary Mayers – R/C in training

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