February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #245November 15, 2009 at 8:16 pm #2336
Mr. Martin Ayers passed away on Saturday, 14 November. He is the father of our own Terry Ayers, who has invited the PGR to be present at his father's services.
The following is the info Terry provided:
Martin H. Ayers
Served as a Private in Company B, 111th Quartermaster Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, "T-Patchers" Texas National Guard.
Prior to the start of WW II he lost his left leg above the knee in an accident while working at his civilian job. He was certified as being permanently disabled and received an Honorable Discharge.
Visitation is on Wednesday, 18 November, 6 – 8 pm at Cook Walden.
Date/Time: Thursday, 19 November 2009, 1:00 pm service
Location: Cook Walden Funeral Home, 14501 I-35, Pflugerville, TX. We will stage at the funeral home.
Directions: From IH35 take the Howard Lane exit & proceed on the north bound service drive approx. 0.8 mi to Cook Walden Funeral Home. Entrance is on the right, opposite the expressway on-ramp. Map link: tinyurl.com/yf5pa6e
1145-1220 hrs staging at the funeral home
1225 flag line in place in front of the Chapel
Wx: Predicted high 74, 30% rain chance.
Notes: Bring water to stay hydrated. Burial will be in Section G of the Cook Walden Cemetery, about 400 yds from the staging area, immediately following the funeral service. There will not be a riding procession to the grave site.
Ride Captain: Russ Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-863-9692(H), 512-636-9692(C)
Flag Wrangler: Sam Warren
Please make every effort to be there for Terry and stand tall & silent for his fatherNovember 16, 2009 at 2:10 am #2337
Terry, You know I'll be there.
Honored to be invited, Honored to be there.
Thanks for all you have done Brother !!!November 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm #2339
Terry, my deepest condolences. I'll be honored to stand up for your father and for you. Please know that while times look dark now, you have many supporting you in spirit. The days will get brighter, you'll think about your father often, and you will see him again! It's been 23 years since my father died and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. I'm sure you'll do the same, as it should be.November 17, 2009 at 3:52 am #2341
awh terry,god if i could i would but i cant.please absorb all my prayers and know that you are loved.im so sorry my friendNovember 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm #2342
Thoughts & Prayers inbound. My Family to your Family, God Bless.
I will do my best to be there Thursday at 1PM.November 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm #2344
Terry has provided this link to his dad's obituary. He sounds like a wonderful man, not unlike his son.
May he rest in peace, and may God's comfort be upon his family.November 23, 2009 at 2:08 am #2357mototerryModerator
To all who stood for my Dad at his funeral and to all who were at the recovery of Lance Cpl. Shawn Hefner, USMC and was also with my Dad in spirit , I extend my deepest most heartfelt appreciation. I have been overwhelmed by the sincere compassion and support from the Austin and CenTex PGR. The death of my Dad, a Veteran, opened my eyes to something I hadn't considered…..Had it been one of your Father's funeral nothing on this Earth could have kept me from standing in silent respect for his service to our country. All of a sudden my little incident with "management" seems so unimportant. I want a fresh start…No mention of the past…I read a book once about Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce..I was struck by what he said upon surrendering to the US Army after he and his tribe had suffered horribly trying to escape being defeated and captured….Chief Joseph said "Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." That's what I want to say about Yorktown. From where the sun now stands, I will say no more about it forever.
I'll be asking to be reinstated in the PGR where my heart had never left.
TerryNovember 23, 2009 at 2:21 am #2358
Welcome back! Even though to most of us, you were just on temporary "assignment".November 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm #2359
Terry, it was an honor to stand for your Dad, and as always it will be an honor and pleasure to ride with you again.
WELCOME BACK !!
FrankNovember 24, 2009 at 1:11 am #2360
Amen, Brother. Management comes and goes, it's our fallen and their families who we must answer to in the end. We (and they) will be glad to have you back…November 24, 2009 at 2:39 pm #2361
your a good man terry,welcome backNovember 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm #2362The GhostModerator
It was an honor to stand for your father and it will be an honor to ride with you again. Welcome home.November 24, 2009 at 11:24 pm #2363
Terry, I'm sorry I missed your Dad's funeral. Work just would not permit my absence… I was there in spirit with you, though. I hope you caught the vibe I was sending. RIP, Dad.
And damned if I'm not tickled yellow and blue that you're back in the PGR saddle. We're so much better and stronger with you.
AndyNovember 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm #2364
Terry, I would like to echo what everyone else is saying. Thank you for inviting the PGR to participate in your dad's funeral. It was an honor and a privilege to be with you and your family; I'm sure you already know that you are a part of our family. Martin was a truly great man whom I admired very much, and he is missed tremendously. I am so glad that you have decided not to let that little incident keep you from continuing to honor our American heroes, both those who have fallen and those who are continuing to protect us. Welcome back, dear friend! I love you, and am looking forward to riding with you in the future.
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