MSG Donald Marquardt, 82, US Army/Vietnam (Ret), Austin, TX, 21 OCT 2019

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for MSG Donald Marquardt. MSG Marquardt entered the Army in 1960 and served 20 years. He was posted at locations around the world including a tour in Vietnam.

    His obituary can be found here once posted:

    Date/Time: Monday, 21 October 2019. Funeral begins at 10 am.

    Location: Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Rd 620 N., Austin. Texas 78717. We will stage at the funeral home.
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    8:50 – 9:20 am Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag Line

    Wx: Hi 74 deg. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming sunny late. Chance of rain 50%

    Notes: This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Interment service is scheduled for 3 pm the same day at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will be present for that portion. There is no LEO escorted procession planned but 2 – 4 big flag bikes are invited to accompany the procession to Killeen.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please make plans to honor this veteran's long and faithful service to our nation.


    It was one beautiful Texas fall morning today and we had 5 Patriots standing in honor for MSG Donald Marquart, US Army (Ret). His daughter and son-in-law came over to our group before the service to thank us all and tell us how much they appreciated us being there. My thanks to all who took time out of their day today to honor MSG Donald Marquardt's long service to our country and his years of service helping veterans.

    Jim Callison


    From the Marquardt family.

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