February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #565September 21, 2011 at 4:03 am #3400
Funeral and Interment services
The family of Petty Office Brian K. Lundy has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Petty Office Lundy was killed in action while conducting a dismounted patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on 9 September. PO Lundy is from Austin and was assigned as a hospital corpsman to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cam Lejeune, NC.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 21 September 2011. Funeral service scheduled for 10:00 am.
Location: Sweet Home Baptist Church, 2000 S IH 35, Suite J-1, Round Rock, Texas 78681. We will stage at the church.
Directions: The church is located in a retail mall, NW corner of IH35 and Hesters Crossing. From IH35 take the Hesters Crossing exit, go one block west on Hesters Crossing to Rawhide Drive. Turn right (north) on Rawhide Dr. and go about a half a block. The entrance to where we will park behind the mall will be on your right. Map Link: tinyurl.com/SweetHomeBaptist-RR
GPS coordinates: N 30deg 29’ 22.61” & W 97deg 40’ 51.44”.
8:00 – 8:45 am staging
8:45 am briefing
Establish the flag line at the direction of the ride captain.
Wx: Partly cloudy, low 64, high 92 deg. Remember your drinking water and sunscreen.
Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Our flag line at the church will remain in place until shortly after the funeral service begins. At the conclusion of the funeral service we will join an LEO escorted procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen (approx. 42 miles) for the interment service. Upon arrival at CTSVC we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain.
Ride Captain: John "Texas Coyote" Wiley, 325-388-4698 Home; 325-423-2220 Cell; firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
PO Lundy was also a rider. His family said he loved motorcycles and would be smiling down on us as we honor his sacrifice. Please make plans to show our gratitude for this hero and his family.September 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm #3423
Kudos to Bob Binkley and TC for a great job on this successful mission !September 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm #3425
Nice report on PO Lundy on KUT, forwarded by Mark Scott. Thanks, Mark!
And this report from KVUE:
KEYE TV report posted Wed, 21 Sep. Nice job, Juan.
weareaustin.com/fulltext?nxd_id=180397September 22, 2011 at 1:56 am #3426
This Mission is now Complete. Thank You to everyone that attended the Service for Petty Officer Lundy today. Each and every one of you helped make this Mission a success. I hope all are safely back home. A full Mission report will be sent out as soon as I get all my all my scribbled down notes figured out. You people are the Best.
TCSeptember 22, 2011 at 2:51 am #3427
Thank you TC and everyone who brought PO Lundy home. You are the best.September 23, 2011 at 2:34 am #3430
After Mission Report. Once again I want to Thank every single person and soul that attended this Mission for Petty officer Brian K. Lundy. The respect and professionalism that you displayed at the Mission made my job a lot easier. The bike\trike count that I got was 42 but I think 2 or 3 more came in after the count so I'll go with 45. Bob handed out 39 flags for both flag lines. There were roughly 10 to 12 people that were doing other duties and walking the line instead of standing it so I'm guessing about 50 souls in attendance. We had two Gold Star family members present, one of which was also a Blue Star family member. May God Bless Them and I Thank them for joining us on this Mission for PO Brian Lundy.
Now I am going to do something that frankly scares the hell out of me. I want to give a special thank you to a lot of people who always go "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" on these Missions. The reason I am scared is that I may (probably will) over look someone. So if I do please chalk it up to a "Senior Moment" on my part and forgive me in advance. Let me start with Bob for wrangling the Flags. For once I actually beat Bob to a Staging site. Not by much, but I beat him there. To Juan for taking charge of accompanying the Funeral Coach from Cook Walden Funeral Home to the Sweet Home Baptist Church and to Rita, Terry and Mark for joining Juan in this. Again to Juan and Terry for each taking charge of a Flagline, (there were two) and staying with the lines until breakdown. To Ron And Robert for leading the group in the procession to CTSVC in Killeen. To Russ for getting the Community support going and all the other things he helped with on this Mission. To Frank for getting all the notices and information out for both Austin and Centex Websites. To David for doing all he does at the CTSVC on way too many Missions to count, including this one. To Mary, Robert, and Mark for doing all you do, most of which no one ever knows about. You guys make it all click and everything the rest of us does is a reflection of your leadership. If I overlooked somebody(and I have a bad feeling that I did) please forgive me. Bring it to my attention and Lunch will be on me.
I'm not sure if anyone outside the Patriot Guard will see this, but I would also like to commend the Round Rock Police Dept.; Travis County Sheriff's Dept.; and the Austin Police Dept. for their participation in the Funeral Ceremony and for an outstanding job of escorting the Funeral Procession to Killeen. Thank you to Rebbeca from Cook Walden Funeral Home in Pflugerville and to Emma from the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock for all your patients and assistance in helping me get the information I needed for planning this Mission. And Finally, Thank You to KVUE Channel 24 and KEYE Channel 42 for being there to let the people know that another young soldier from this area has paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.
TCOctober 8, 2011 at 12:30 am #3449
I just wanted to let everyone know that Juan and I delivered the Patriot Guard Plaque to PO Lundy's Family today at Noon. Ramona Fowler (Brian's Mother) told us a lot about Brian and the type of young man he was. She said she will miss him dearly and that she finds strength in the fact that he was doing exactly what he loved and wanted to do. She also told us that she was very impressed with the Patriot Guard and truly appreciated us being there for Brian. Brian was also a rider and she said he would have been overwhelmed at all of the bikes there in his Honor.
Thanks again to all who made it happen. And Thanks Juan for going with me today.
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