Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Neil Cochran. Mr. Cochran served in the US Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve from 1971 to 1977. He left the service as a Sergeant.
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 59 deg, partly cloudy.
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. Burial will follow at the CTSVC in Killeen at 1 pm. Centex PGR will be in attendance.
Mission Summary: Ride Captain Warren Longacre
Completed Mission: Neil McSwain Cochran, 65, of Georgetown TX.
Neil Cochran was a veteran of the US Marine Corp and Marine Corp Reserve. He served from 1971 to 1977 and left the service as a Sergeant.
The funeral home was full of family and friends and we had a good turnout with 16 riders and a total of 12 motorcycles. The family walked the flag line and thanked each one of us. The weather was good for the people as well for the riders.
After the service the PGR had 4 big flag bikes escort Sergeant Cochran to CTSVC in Killeen TX.
Many thanks to Don for wrangling the flags and thanks for all the riders that came to honor Sergeant Neil Cochran.