Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for PO2 Matthew Doyle Hardin, an active duty sailor who passed away 27 November 2017. We participated in his return to Austin at ABIA on 08 Dec 2017.
More information about his life can be read here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Matthew-Hardin&lc=4993&pid=187472255&mid=7670898
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 December 2017. Funeral service to begin at 2:30 pm
Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3838 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78759. We will stage at the church.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/RzUeArPTxRJ2
1:20 pm – 1:50 pm Staging
1:50 pm – Briefing
2:00 pm – Flag Line
Wx: Hi 56 deg, cloudy
Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Be aware that a visitation will take place prior to the funeral service. Please be considerate of friends and family arriving during our staging period. Following the funeral service we will join an LEO escorted procession to the nearby Austin Memorial Park Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Steve VonRoeder, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 230-2080
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please make plans to attend this mission to honor this young sailor's service to our nation and support his grieving family.