Norris Thomas, 64, USAF veteran, Austin, TX, 17 APR 2010

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    The family of Mr. Norris Thomas has requested the participation of the PGR in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Thomas served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1981 as a Tech Sgt.

    Date/Time: Saturday, 17 April 2010. Services scheduled for 11:00 am

    Location: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 3417 East MLK Jr. Boulevard, Austin, TX 78721. We will stage at the church. See Notes below regarding the interment portion.

    Directions: The church is located 2 miles east of IH35 on MLK, south side of the street. MKL can be accessed from both IH 35 and Hwy 183. Map link: GPS coordinates: N30deg16' 58.81" W97deg41' 57.82"

    0945 – 1010 hrs staging (9:45 – 10:10 am)
    1010 hrs briefing
    1015 hrs flag line in place.

    Wx: Mostly cloudy, low 58, high 74 deg F, 40% chance of rain. Please bring your own drinking water.

    Notes: Park on the west side of the building as directed by the RC. Be aware the family will already be at the church for a visitation prior to the start of the service. This will be a flag line only mission.

    Interment is scheduled for Monday, 19 April, at CTSVC in Killeen. There will be a procession with LEO escort on Monday up to Killeen for the scheduled 1:00 pm interment service. Stand by for details on that portion.

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

    Please make plans to stand tall and silent in gratitude for Mr. Thomas's service to our country.


    I want to thank everyone that showed today.
    I also want to share something. I was on the corner, a gentelman walked up and had only seen three people in the flag line, as he turned the corner he smiled, and wishpered to himself "Wow" and his eye's really lit up as he saw the rest of the flagline, then a huge tear came to his eye. I don't know about you, but that made this mission and probably the next 10 very worth while.
    Thanks for all you do, you do make difference…


    Thank you to the 10 hardy souls who braved the likely inclement weather to stand for Mr. Thomas. The skies didn't really open up until we were finished. Hope everyone made it home OK, although a little wet.

    Please note that due to lack of LEO escort to Killeen, we will NOT be participating in a procession from Austin to CTSVC on Monday. You are welcome to join the Centex contingent at the cemetery to honor Mr. Thomas at the scheduled 1:00 pm interment service.

    Again, we thank God for the service of men and women such as Mr. Norris Thomas, and may his soul rest in peace.

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