February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #203August 8, 2009 at 11:51 pm #2087
Track this thread Mike Foster – Austin Staging
Samhwk #1 Posted on 08/05/2009 10:58
Mike Foster passed away at the age of 65 in his home in North Carolina. Mike was a LCDR, USNR (Ret) of 30 years in the cryptology/intel field. He rose from the enlisted ranks to officer ranks during his career.
The graveside funeral will be on Saturday, 8 August at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, 4219 Park Road #4 South, Burnet, Texas at 2:00pm.
I will be attending this mission and welcome anyone who can ride up with me. Staging info will be posted here after I receive the Centex staging.
Watch this thread for details.
Samhwk #2 Posted on 08/05/2009 20:36
Austin Staging for Mike Foster:
This is a memorial service at the cemetery only.
Texas Coyote has posted the times as follows:
The Service will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday Aug. 8th in the Veterans Section of the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Located at 4219 Park Road 4 south.
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 281\29 in Burnet, go South on US 281 approx 4.9 miles to the intersection with Park Road 4 on your Right.
From the intersection of Hwy 281\1431 in Marble Falls, go North on US 281 approx 7.9 miles to the intersection with Park Road 4 on your Left.
From the intersection of 281\PR 4, go West on Park Road 4 approx 3.8 miles to the Cemetery entrance on your Left. GPS Coordinates of the entrance are:
N 30deg 40' 45.8" & W 98deg 19' 03.9"
Once you have entered the Cemetery you will see a Large metal Cross on the South side. The Veterans Section is just beyond that Cross.
Staging will be at the Cemetery from 12:45 to 13:15 with short briefing. The Family is due at 13:30 with the Cremains.
Weather: Right now it is calling for Sunny, 96deg with a 10% chance of rain. the UV index is 11, which is extreme. Sunscreen and plenty of water is recommended.
Austin Staging Info:
Location: US 183 North and Hiway 29, gas station on the corner next to Bob's Bar. (Seward Junction)
Time: 11:30am – 11:55am
KSU: 12:00 Noon
Notes: Please start hydrating on Friday, eat breakfast/lunch or bring a snack & 2 bottles of water.
No stops enroute, approx. 40 min.
Ride Captain: Sam Warren 512-217-4191August 9, 2009 at 1:43 am #2088texas coyoteModerator
I guess I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, But Men, women, and now children (had some great kids passing out water today)of the PGR, you never cease to amaze me. It was a great turn out for LCDR Mike Foster today. Thank each and everyone of you who made the trip today to honor him. I recieved many words of gratitude and appreciation from the Family and friends. They wanted me to let ALL of you know that our presence there today was very special to them. I had one elderly Gentleman come up to me at the end of the service and say, "When I drove in here and saw all these Motorcycles I thought, this must not be the right place!" Then he said "I think it is really great what ya'll are doing and want to Thank You." I shook his hand and told him it was an honor for us to have been invited.
Thanks again to all involved today and I hope everyone made it home safely.
TCAugust 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm #2089
I received the following note from Mark Walker, thanking those who attended this last Saturday in Burnet Co.
On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Mark D. WALKER <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On behalf of the Foster family, my Aunt Bea would like to thank you all for making her son's funeral an honorable memory..
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