September 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm #6934markwellsKeymaster
Confirmed Mission: The family of Mr. Monty Reagan “Dude” Gage has invited the PGR to participate in his memorial service. Mr Gage served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1966-1967 as a gunner and aircraft powertrain repairman with the 114th Aviation Company Knights of the Air. He left the service as an SP5 (T).
More about his life and military service can be read here: https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/austin-tx/monty-gage-11432774
Date/Time: Saturday, 30 September 2023. Memorial service begins at 2 pm.
Location: Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 Co Rd 409, Spicewood, TX 78669. We will stage at the venue.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/U6c47BKC6FzhbUiGA
1:00 – 1:20 pm – Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Mostly sunny, high 94 deg
Notes: Following the start of the memorial service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
Ride Captain: Soup Campbell, email@example.com, (512) 925-2104
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell
Please attend to honor this soldier’s service to our county many years ago.September 30, 2023 at 4:24 pm #6945SoupCampbellModerator
Completed Mission: It was hot and humid but 15 PGR members showed up to honor Monty “Dude” Gage. Nicki posted a few flags to help find the event center. The setting was nice but several members had to endure standing in the sun. Frances Gage made the trek across the parking lot to thank us for being there to honor her husband. Amanda Gage did likewise. We had members from Elgin & Bastrop who came the farthest. We also had a first time rider, Adam, from Spicewood and Dewey, a Centex rider and friend of the family who caged it down from San Saba. There were 2 entrances so we posted riders at both. There was a big turnout and both entrances were used. Sara Guajardo, the bugler, who came from San Antonio hung out with us until the start. Her dedication was impressive. Thanks to Mike Jones for providing Amanda the info she needed to contact Bugles Across America. The service was started by the bugler playing the Army song and that was our key to stand down the flag line but we did it a couple minutes early which was 10 minutes after the scheduled start time because of the heat affecting members standing in the sun. Thanks to Judy Story, wife of member Calvin Story for joining us in the flag line and thank you Warren for leading us in prayer for the family.
Thanks to Cameron and Hillary from Spicewood Vineyards for helping Nicki and I with the flag posting plan.
It was an honor to participate in this successful mission. RIP SP5 Monty Gage.October 15, 2023 at 8:56 pm #6960markwellsKeymaster
From the Gage family:
Dear Patriot Guard,
Your kindness and sympathy are more deeply appreciated than any words of thanks can express. Your presence at Monty’s memorial was so very special.
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