Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for MSG Domingo Contreras, Jr. MSG Contreras is an active duty US Army soldier stationed at Ft Hood, serving for 21 years until his death.
9:00 – 9:25 am – Staging
9:25 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 96 deg F, sunny
Notes: Bring two bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the LEO escorted procession to the nearby San Marcos City Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Jim Callison, email@example.com, (907) 321-3854
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell
Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's long and dedicated service to our nation.
We had 19 Patriots riding in on 16 bikes and 2 cages standing tall for Master Sergeant Domingo R Contreras Jr. on a stifling hot triple-digit degree day in San Marcos today. The service at the funeral home was packed to overflowing with family & friends, military buddies, and Army brass attending. The parking overflowed to nearby business lots and the graveside service was just as packed. Many thanks to all who attended – in addition to all our Austin PGR members, we had 5 San Antonio PGR members there and an independent rider/family friend from Seguin. Many thanks also to Nicki & Soup for their superb flag wrangling and putting out all the extra flags at both the services. It was a definite Semper Gumby mission for all today!