MSgt Charles Martin Turner, 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Kyle, TX, 09 OCT 2020

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for MSgt Charles Martin Turner. MSgt Turner served in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1978, including deployment to Vietnam.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Friday, 09 October 2020. Funeral service begins at 11 am.

    Location: Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX 78640. We will stage at the funeral home.
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    9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 88, partly cloudy

    Notes: Bring water for yourself and for a friend. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the LEO escorted procession to Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio where the interment will take place at 1:30 pm. SAPGR will be in attendance.

    Ride Captain: Soup Campbell,, (512) 925-2104
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this airman's long service to our nation.


    Good turn out to honor this hero. Max was there early to post flags and had the bikes all lined up when I arrived. We had strong support from the San Antonio and Centex PGR. Thanks. There were 12 riders in the flag line. Max posted a 4 rider flag line at the rear entrance a little early so as to be in place when family arrived and the rest were posted at the main entrance. After the family arrived those 4 joined the rest at the main entrance until the servece started. The son and daughter of the hero made a special effort to come out and thank us for being there. We had 8 riders in the procession to the FSH Cemetery. The escort was provided by 4 vehicles from the Hays County Constable and was superb. We were stuck in stop and go traffic on 35 for 20-30 minutes, but made it in time. The "always ready" SA PGR was waiting for us at the shelter with flags and water and a large contingent of riders for the flag line. Thanks to all for showing up to honor MSgt Turner. Special shout out to Dave on his trifecta!!

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