February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1267May 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm #4662
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the graveside services for Robert Douglas Binkley 66, United States Army Vietnam Veteran, Austin and CenTex Regions Patriot Guard Rider. Bob served as our flag wrangler a majority of the time and attended more than 850 missions. Bob was honorably discharged from the Army in July of 1969, having achieved the rank of SPC5/
E5. His decorations included the Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, National Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Rifle Sharpshooter.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 9th, 2015 10:00am
Location: Cook Walden Funeral Home Capital Parks
Directions: We will stage at the funeral home. 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Funeral chapel is located approx. 1 mile north of Howard Lane off the northbound IH-35 service road. Map Link:
8:45am – 9:15am Staging
9:15am – Briefing
9:30am Flag Line (RC Discretion)
Wx: Lo-70 Hi-86 30% Chance of afternoon showers, ( KVUE Wx)
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. Sunblock recommended. This service with honors will be held at graveside only. We will ride into the cemetery from the funeral home next door. Big Flags if you have them!
Obit will be published when we get it. Please check the website for updates!
Ride Captain: Austin and CenTex Ride Captains
Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells
Please try to attend to honor Bob for his service to our country, his continued patriotism, and his respect for all other veterans as well.May 5, 2015 at 11:44 am #4663
This is very sad news. I am cancelling work on Saturday to make sure I can attend. I will miss his humor and friendship. May he rest in peace.May 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm #4666
Thanks to everyone who came out to pay their respects to Bob Binkley. We are sure going to miss him.
We had 47 bikes, 11 cages. 51 flags were flying high in the breeze, and the rain stopped for the service!
Houston, CenTex, and Austin were well represented.
Thanks go to the State Captain, two Deputy State Captains. one Asst. Deputy State Captain and the Ride Captains who helped with this group and presenting the flags, coins and certificates to the family.
Mark Wells did an excellent job of flag wrangling!
The family was very appreciative of your presence and the respect you demonstrated for Bob and his family.
Hope everyone had a dry ride back home and arrived safely
SamMay 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm #4667
Thank You ALL for your support for Bobby and his Family. He is and WILL be missed. Austin you all rocked…There were PGR Members from 3 or 4 regions here today… Our State Captain, DSC's and Ride Captains who helped today worked great together….It was an Honor to Stand with you all. I hope everyone made it home safely. Ill see you at Fiddlers Green Bobby. Ride with the Angels. Find Peace….May 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm #4669
This is Michael Binkley, Bob Binkley's son.
I wanted to thank you, and all the other Patriot Guard, who made the memorial service for my father so special. I was very impressed at the professionalism in how you operate and the honor you showed me and my family. My dad was very proud to have belonged to the Patriot Guard organization; and we were all proud of his service to our country and his service to the families through the Patriot Guard.
My father was a man of few words (sometimes), but I could see the pride return to his life when he joined the Patriot Guard and we will be forever grateful for that. I was very touched and thankful that his friends in the Patriot Guard shared this moment with us, and it was nice to be able to put names and faces with the people I heard him talk about.
The honor shown to my father and my family will always be remembered and appreciated.
Please let my father's friends, and the other Patriot Guard riders, know that it was very special to us that they shared this moment with us.
Michael BinkleyMay 21, 2015 at 5:02 am #4675
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