Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Raymond D. Powell. Mr. Powell served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Minneapolis. He was a PO3 Fire Controlman.
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 63 deg, partly cloudy.
Notes: This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Be advised there is a visitation prior to the funeral service. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial will follow at the CTSVC in Killeen at 1 pm. Centex PGR will be in attendance.
Ride Captain: Jim Callison, firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 321-3854
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this WWII sailor's service in the defense of freedom many years ago.
We concluded 2018 with the last mission of this year and had a great turnout of 18 Patriots in Georgetown today to stand in honor for Mr. Raymond D. Powell. Raymond was another gentleman from the "Greatest Generation" and a WWII US Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Minneapolis in the Pacific Theater throughout the war. One of his sons walked our flag-line from end to end, with tears of gratitude flowing, to thank each of us, one by one. Special thanks goes out to Don for wrangling the flags and for the very nice touch of setting out all the extra ones. Also, it was sure good to see Russ Miller standing in our ranks again today…glad you're on the mend amigo! And thanks much to Ride Captains Terry Ayers, Warren Longacre, and Keith Brown who immediately took off on their big-flag bikes at the conclusion of this mission to do the Vega escort up to CTSVC. Semper Gumby!!