(SA PGR) PFC Gaitan – Army – Korea POW/MIA/KIA – 23 & 26 Nov 2011 – San Antonio

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions (SA PGR) PFC Gaitan – Army – Korea POW/MIA/KIA – 23 & 26 Nov 2011 – San Antonio

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    Confirmed San Antonio Mission
    PFC Gaitan – Army – Korea POW/MIA/KIA
    23 & 26 Nov 2011 – San Antonio

    The Patriot Guard has been invited by the family to stand and honor PFC Jimmie Gaitan (Army). PFC Gaitan was a medic with the Clearing Company, 2nd Medical Battalion (attached to 17th Infantry Regiment), 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported Missing In Action while tending to his wounded comrades in South Korea on February 13, 1951, later to be determined that he had been captured and was being held as a Prisoner Of War. PFC Gaitan died while a prisoner on May 24, 1951 in POW Camp 1 near Changsong, North Korea. His remains were identified on September 13, 2011, and will finally be returning home to San Antonio to rest.

    This mission will consist of an airport recovery at the San Antonio International Airport on 23 Nov 2011 at 10:15am, and services which will be held on 26 Nov 2011 at Cordi-Marian in San Antonio at 10:00am, with interment and full military honors to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. If available, please try to attend to honor one of our local fallen heroes and help support the family. Thank you.

    Recovery Mission – Wednesday (Nov 23)

    Staging – 9:30am w/Briefing at 9:45am
    San Antonio Internation Airport
    9800 Airport Blvd.
    San Antonio, Tx

    Map Link – g.co/maps/5jrsb

    Staging Link – tiny.cc/f1zfk

    Low 52* / High 72*

    Ride Captain:
    Paula Johnson

    Services Mission – Saturday (Nov 26)

    Helmets Are Required While Riding On
    Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Grounds

    Staging – 8:45am w/Briefing at 9:00am
    11624 W FM 471
    San Antonio, Tx

    Map Link – g.co/maps/dnj4x

    Staging Link – tiny.cc/iuiy4

    Weather: (as of Nov 18)
    60% chance of showers
    Low 56* / High 78*
    Please come prepared for changes in weather

    Ride Captain:
    Brad Valentine

    Flag Truck:
    Jack Chamblee

    Any questions regarding mission, please contact…
    Charles Rathgeber – DSC SATx

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