Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Ray "Doc" Taylor. Mr Taylor served in the US Army, entering while actually only 17 yrs old and serving during WWII. He left the Army in 1948. Other details of his service are not available.
11:50 – 12:20 pm – Staging
12:20 pm – Briefing
12:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: High 86 deg. partly cloudy
Notes: We will form a flag line prior to the start of the funeral service. Following the start of the funeral service we will stand by to join the LEO escorted procession to the nearby Evergreen Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, email@example.com, 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please make an effort to honor the service of this US Army veteran to our country.
We had seven in the flag line today to honor Mr. Taylor. The construction on Hwy 183 made getting there a challenge, but we each figured it out eventually.
Thank you Don for staking some flags in advance at both the church and cemetery.
Three Travis County Constable vehicles provided safe passage from the church to the cemetery where we stood a second flag line for the brief grave side service.
We learned that Mr. Taylor was the first employee hired by Mr. J. Dan Brown when he started Brown Distributing Company in 1962. He worked there 40 years and was the first to step forward when anyone needed a hand.
Family and friends expressed their appreciation for our presence many times. RIP Mr. C. Ray "Doc" Taylor.