Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for MSgt James Willard Smith. MSgt Smith served 26 years in the USAF, including a tour in Korea and two in Vietnam.
More information about his life can be read here:www.beckchapels.com/sitemaker/sites/BeckFu1/obit.cgi?user=09444553_JSmith
Date/Time: Monday, 11 December 2017. Funeral service to begin at 10 am.
8:50 am – 9:20 am Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag Line
Wx: Hi 70 deg, partly cloudy
Notes: Arrive fed, fully fueled, and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. 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 1 pm the same day at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will be present for that portion. There is no LEO escorted procession planned between the funeral home and cemetery.
Six in the flag line to honor MSgt James Smith. At the request of a very appreciative family two flag bikes escorted two stretch limousines for family members to CTSVC. Extra credit to Don Ferguson for flag wrangling and to Charles Franks for riding escort.