Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for Mr. Raymond Leal. Mr. Leal served in the US Army and US Army Reserves for three years beginning in 1970. He left the Army as a Corporal.
More information about his life can be read here:www.beckchapels.com/sitemaker/sites/BeckFu1/obit.cgi?user=39504586_RLeal
Date/Time: Tuesday, 02 October 2018. Funeral service to begin at 11 am.
9:50 am – 10:20 am Staging
10:20 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Flag Line
Wx: Hi 84 deg, partly cloudy
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only mission. Be aware that there will be a visitation taking place prior to the funeral and friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial will be at 2 pm the same day at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will participate.
The wall in DC reflects names of those who died in Viet Nam. What it doesn't show is all those who have died since because of VN ( Agent Orange )
Cpl. Leal may have dealt w this among other things. Ben, a close VN buddy of his, reflected he to was dealing w this. But mostly he spoke of their great friendship & what a great guy Raymond was. He will miss him very much. Ben, along w the 12 of us PGR riders, signed a card for the family. The family was so taken by our presents that they gave the PGR a contribution. I explained this was not required but they insisted. We are most grateful & will put it to good use.
It is an honor to stand for Raymond & his family. Thank you for that honor. May God give you comfort in this time of loss.