Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Michael Wayne Hoffman . Mr. Hoffman served in the US Army, entering in 1981 and assigned to the 90th ID, 728th Military Police Battalion in Seoul, South Korea. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1983 and served in the USAR until 1987 when he left the service as a SP4.
9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
10:20 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Partly cloudy, Hi 90 deg F.
Notes: Stay hydrated! Bring water for yourself and a friend. After the start of the service we will stand by to join the short procession to the Llano City Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service. The PGR will also perform the flag folding and presentation at the cemetery.
Seven PGR members stood for Sp4 Hoffman today. We were joined by Mike of the Gypsys motor cycle club who was a close friend of Mr. Hoffman. Nicki arrived early and staked out flags in front of the funeral home. After the service began, we stood down the flag line. Nicki and I headed to the cemetery and Warren assumed Ride Captain duty for the escort to the cemetery. The service at the cemetery was short. Nicki and I folded the flag and I presented it to Mrs. Hoffman. The Chaplain offered a short blessing to end the service. Nicki and I were approached by Mrs. Hoffman as we were picking up the staked flags. She repeatedly expressed her profound gratitude for our presence at the service. Thanks to all who made the effort to stand for Mr. Hoffman today. RIP SP4 Hoffman.