MSgt Willie F. Spight, Sr., 77, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran. Austin, TX, 12 OCT 2019

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions MSgt Willie F. Spight, Sr., 77, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran. Austin, TX, 12 OCT 2019

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for MSgt Willie Frank Spight, Sr. MSgt Spight entered the US Air Force in 1961 and served 26 years, including two Vietnam tours. He earned many awards and commendations over his long career.

    Information about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 12 October 2019. Funeral service begins at 1 pm.

    Location: Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 8500 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754. We will stage at the church.
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    11:50 – 12:20 pm – Staging
    12:20 pm – Briefing
    12:30 pm- Flag line

    Wx: High 69 deg. partly cloudy

    Notes: Please bring water for yourself and a friend. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to Cook Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville where we will form a second flag line for the burial service.

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

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


    What a great change in weather for the 9 of us to stand the flag line. Because of 2 entrances, Don staged flags at both & we stood at the main one. The family arrived just before one thanking each of us personally as they walked up the sidewalk between us. The FD told us the service would last around an hour & a half. At the 2&1/2 mark, we were advised it would probably be another 45 minutes or so. He also told us that the coach would be going on ahead of the procession to change to a caisson. Several of us had other commitments so I talked with the FD about this & he was very good with our departing. He then thanked us for being there & for what we do.
    A big thank U to all of U for what U do.

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