February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1623January 25, 2020 at 4:49 pm #5490
Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Richard Lloyd Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson entered the US Army in 1950 and served two years, leaving the Army as a Corporal.
Additional information about his life can be read here when published: https://www.bastropprovidencefuneralhome.com/obituary/richard-wilkinson
Date/Time: Saturday, 01 February 2020. See timeline below.
Location: Bastrop Providence Funeral Home, 2079 Highway 71 East, Bastrop, Texas 78602. We will stage at the funeral home.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/RkzYdunaKb82
1:50 – 2:20 pm – Staging
2:20 pm – Briefing
2:30 pm – Flag Line
Wx: High 69 deg, mostly sunny
Notes: Be aware that a visitation begins at 1 pm. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Following the start of the military honors portion we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
Ride Captain: Soup Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 925-2104
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell
Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's service to our country.February 2, 2020 at 1:24 am #5494SoupCampbellModerator
It was a beautiful day and we had a magnificent turn out. It was one of those double edge sword sort of missions. It was sad to find out that our hero was the Dad of one of our own, Chuck Wilson, whom we had ridden with on a few missions over there in the eastern part of our jurisdiction, but we had to be happy that we could be there to honor his Dad. Clearly he was appreciative of our efforts.
We had 16 in the flag line, which included 2 from the South East Texas PGR. There were 10 of our members on bikes and the rest in cages. Another highlight of this mission was the opportunity to visit with members of rider groups such as The Thin Blue Line and BAB, Bikers against Bullies. While our missions are not exactly the same, they overlap in one area and that is to "honor those who serve our country".
A special thanks to Chuck for staking out flags at the entrance. There were 10, they appeared brand new and looked beautiful waving in the light breeze.
It was a good mission and thanks to all who attended. We ask God's blessing on Chuck and his family and may his father Richard Lloyd "Papa" Wilkinson RIP.
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