February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1361January 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm #4887
Confirmed mission: The family of Petty Officer Aaron Hines has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his return to Central Texas and his funeral and interment services. Additional information about PO3 Hines life and service will be available here when published: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Aaron-Hines&lc=4993&pid=183595547&mid=7251265
This is a two part mission.
Part One: Airport Recovery
See revised staging location below.
Date/Time: Thursday, 26 January 2017. Flight arrival at Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport (ABIA) via Delta Airlines scheduled for 4:05 pm.
Staging Location: Airline Freight facility, 3400 Spirit of Texas Drive, ABIA
Directions: From TX 71, take the ABIA CARGO exit and turn south onto Spirit of Texas Dr. Stay on that road all the way to the end. The facility parking lot will be the last one on the right before the gate.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/8rGcUjUb5H32
3:00pm -3:20 pm Staging
3:20 pm Briefing
Recovery ceremony and departure to Cook Walden Pflugerville at the direction of airport operations and law enforcement.
Wx: Hi 61 deg, clear skies
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring TWO bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. Arrive at the staging fully fueled and fed.
1) PO3 Hines is being flown to Austin via a Delta Airlines commercial flight so be prepared for possible itinerary revisions.
2) Depending on airside operations requirements at the time we might participate in the recovery ceremony plane-side. No four-wheeled vehicles will be allowed into the ramp area.
3) There are no public restrooms at the staging area.
4) We will then join an LEO escorted procession to Cook Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. The route may include toll roads, with no stops. Each vehicle is responsible for toll charges.
5) Bike-mounted flags must be able to withstand highway speeds.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 751-8955
Flag Wrangler: N/A
Part Two: Funeral and Interment
Date/Time: Saturday, 28 January 2017. Funeral service scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm
Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ALMwA8zdYQ82
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Staging
2:15 pm – Briefing
2:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 60 deg, partly cloudy
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring TWO bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. Following the funeral service we will establish a second flag line for the interment service at the adjacent Cook Walden cemetery.
Ride Captain: Steve VonRoeder, email@example.com (512) 230-2080
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Check the website and watch your email for final mission itinerary. Please make plans to participate in this mission to honor the service and sacrifice of PO3 Hines and his family.January 27, 2017 at 2:42 am #4889keithlongacreModerator
PART ONE AMR (after mission report)
16 patriots arrived at the airport to show the family that total strangers wanted to show honor & respect to their loved one. The flight was 30 minutes late so that disrupted the plans for us to be on the tarmac so we waited outside with the LEOs. We formed up in front of the hearse w one NAVY flag bike in front of the family following the hearse. At the FH, we provided pall bearers & stood a respect line. PO3 Hines's farther thanked us for doing what all we did for his son. Thank U all for standing w honor for this sailor & his family.January 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm #4892
AAR for the part two of this mission: Thanks to the 10 folks who (7 bikes, 1 cage and Don) came and stood for this young man. " Rusty's " (as we were told to refer to him by) family was very appreciative of our presence. The US Navy did an outstanding job. Again thanks to Don for wrangling the flags for us. the wind kept them flying proudly.
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