Rodney S. Barilleaux, 74, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Bastrop, TX, 13 Jul 2024

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    Confirmed Mission: The family of Mr. Rodney Stafford Barilleaux has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend his funeral service.  Mr. Barilleaux enlisted in the US Army in 1968 and served as a paratrooper, including deployment to Vietnam. He re-enlisted twice.  Additional details of his military service were not made available.

    More about his life can be read here.

    Date/Time: Saturday, 13 July 2024.  Funeral service begins at 10 am.

    Location: VFW Post 2527, 1503 FM Hwy 20 Bastrop, TX 78602.  Map link.

    9:00 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 92 deg F, mostly cloudy

    Notes: Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

    Ride Captain: Gary Mayers,, (512) 797-6613
    Flag Wrangler: Gary Mayers

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s dedicated service to our country and support his friends and family.

    Gary Mayers

    Today 12 Patriot Guard riders met at the VFW in Bastrop County to honor Rodney Barilleaux.
    Our group grew to 60 motorcycles with American Legion riders from Elgin, Bastrop, Austin, and San Marcos. We had 21 flags in the flag line to honor Rodney. Wish we would have had about 30 more flags.

    Rodney entered the Army in 1968 as a paratrooper and served in Vietnam. He re-enlisted twice.
    There was a color guard from Maxwell TX that played TAPS and folded the flag.
    After the military part of the service we struck the flag line and departed.

    Many family members and friends thanked us for being there to honor Rodney.
    To Rodney, I hope you are riding that Harley in Heaven

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