February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #497April 26, 2011 at 12:47 am #3202
Confirmed San Antonio Mission
Spc Charles "Chaz" Wren, 25, US Army, KIA Afghanistan.
Tuesday Airport Recovery: For anyone in the Hondo area, Spc Wren will be flown to the Hondo Airport on Tuesday, 26 April. Staging at the Airport FBO at 1130 Hrs.
RC Jimmy Dixon.
For those going to Hondo from San Antonio, it is roughly 28 miles from West Loop 1604 to Hondo on Hwy 90.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011, Hondo, Texas.
1st STAGING: 1145 Hrs. Big Flag Bikes for the short procession from the funeral home to the church. Briefing at 1200 Noon.
Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, 2006 Ave M, Hondo, TX.
Funeral Home Map Link: tinyurl.com/42jbkvj
2nd STAGING: All others stage 1300 Hrs at First Baptist Church, 2400 Ave P, Hondo, TX. Briefing 1315 Hrs, form Flag Line at 1330 Hrs.
Church Map Link: tinyurl.com/453lp97
Both staging areas are south of U.S. 90.
Funeral service scheduled for 1400 Hrs.
Procession afterwards to the local cemetery for graveside honors.
Weather: Sunny & hot. High 89º. 20mph winds.
Please use sunblock, BRING WATER and arrive fed & hydrated.
Ride Captain: Jimmy Dixon (830) 426-1964
Assistant RC: George Briscoe (210) 269-6410
As always, all bikes & cars are welcome. Please join us in honoring this American hero, his bride, brothers, friends and community.
Article about Chaz Wren: tinyurl.com/3lmr8h8April 28, 2011 at 3:45 am #3212texas coyoteModerator
I went to this mission today. The count I heard was 94 bikes\trikes plus the City and the residents of Hondo were out in full force. Somehow I knew they would be. This is what "Small Town Texas" does for their heroes.
RC Jimmy Dixon and the young Flag Wrangler (who's name I did not get) did a great job of making all the "Semper Gumby" moments work out. Thanks to all who attended this and any other Patriot Guard mission today. As we all know, It's the right thing to do.
God Bless Spc. Charles Wren. May he Rest in Peace.
TCApril 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm #3213
From Jimmy Dixon the RC on this mission.
“I wanted to personally thank everyone that participated in yesterday's mission for Spc. Chaz Wren. My phone is still buzzing constantly buzzing with thanks you's from the community. What you did here will be remembered a very long time. Great Job! I also recieved a hand written letter that I would like to share with you.
Patriot Guard Riders April 27, 2011
San Antonio Chapter
Dear Mr. Dixon:
I can not thank you enough for you and your fellow riders.Your dedication
and concern in providing escort for our fallen comrade, Cpl Charles Wren
is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Chief of Staff, US Army, I applaud
you all! Army Strong!
Brigadier General Stephen B Leisenring
For the record, we had 97 bikes, 1 cage, and 75 flags in the flag line.
Thank You Again, May God bless you all!
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