Morgan Washington, Jr., 72, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 21 APR 2018

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Morgan Washington, Jr. Mr. Washington served two years in the US Army from 1967 to 1969 including deployment to Vietnam as an infantryman. He left the service as a Corporal.

    Read more about Mr. Washington's life here when!/Obituary

    Date/Time: Saturday, 21 April 2018. Funeral service scheduled for 11 am.

    Location: EM Franklin Chapel, 1812 EM Franklin Avenue, Austin, TX 78721. We will stage at the church. Note this is on the campus of the larger St James Missionary Baptist Church.
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    9:50 am – 10:20 am Staging
    10:20 am- Mission Briefing
    10:30 am- Flag Line

    Wx: Hi 71 degrees, 70% rain chance

    Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Cage it if indicated by the weather. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by for the short law enforcement escorted procession (weather permitting) to the nearby Evergreen Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Keith Longacre,, (512) 751-8955
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this veteran and show our gratitude to his family for his service to our country.


    PGR members Don, Keith B. Soup, Charles, Burt & myself. were very honored to have been invited to stand with respect for Cpl Washington. After the 1&1/2 service, we led his procession to Evergreen Cemetery where military honors were accorded. Rain threaten but we stayed dry. Even made it home w/o rain. Thanks everyone.

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