Melvin Lee Mason, 90, US Army/Korea veteran, Austin, TX, 30 JUL 2019

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Melvin Lee Mason. Mr. Mason served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 including in the Korean Conflict. Other details of his military service were not provided.

    Information about his life can be read here:!/Obituary

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 July 2019. Funeral service begins at 12 noon.

    Location: Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, We will stage at the church.
    Map link:

    10:50 – 11:20 am – Staging
    11:20 am – Briefing
    11:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 97 deg, partly cloudy

    Notes: Bring water for yourself and for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. Following the funeral service we will strike the flag line a depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's brave service to our nation.


    Great turnout today for this mid-day summer east side Austin mission. Thank you to the 13 patriots who came to the church to honor Mr. Mason. Shade was here and there, and those unlucky enough to be in the sun had offers from those in the shade to occasionally swap places. The flag line ran about 20 minutes over as the family arrived late to the church.

    Thank you again to Don for wrangling flags for me. It was good to see Tom Goldenschue at a mission again, too.

    RIP Melvin Lee Mason.

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