Norman Toungate, 74, USMC/Vietnam/LEO veteran, Austin, TX, 19 July 2023

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Norman Toungate, 74, USMC/Vietnam/LEO veteran, Austin, TX, 19 July 2023

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Norman “Buddy” Toungate.  Mr. Toungate entered the USMC in 1969 and was deployed to Vietnam.  He left the Corps in 1971 as a corporal. Following his time in the Marine Corps he began his career with the Austin Police Department where he served as a patrolman, motorcycle patrolman, and accident investigator during his 26-year career.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Wednesday, 19 July 2023.  Funeral service begins at 9 am.

    Location: Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78717

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    8:00 – 8:20 am – Staging
    8:20  am – Briefing
    8:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 104 deg F, sunny

    Notes: Take care to stay hydrated!  The heat will sneak up on you.  After the start of the funeral we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.  Interment will take place the same day at 11 am at CTSVC.  Centex PGR has been invited.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this marine and law enforcement officer’s service to his community and nation.


    We had seven in the flag line today to honor the service of Mr. Toungate. It was early with a nice breeze, so it was OK for even those standing in the sun.

    There were lots of LEO on hand, motors and otherwise, who continued to arrive even as we concluded the mission. The procession to CTSVC promised to be quite a sight. Representatives of the local Marine Corps League posted a few USMC flags as well.

    Thank you Don for again bringing flags.

    RIP, Corporal and Officer Toungate. Thank you for your many years of service to our country and community.

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