Samuel Dibble, Jr., 71, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Cameron, TX, 16 Jan 2021

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    Sam Dibble

    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Samuel “Sam” Dibble, Jr. Mr. Dibble served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972, including deployment to Vietnam. His rank is not known.

    More about his life can be read here: https://www.mblfu…rationWall

    Date/Time: Saturday, 16 January 2021. Funeral at 2 pm.

    Location: Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home, 2800 N Travis Ave, Cameron, TX 76520.
    Map link:…SmmhG2MnQA

    12:50 – 1:20 pm – Staging
    1:20 pm – Briefing
    1:30 pm – Flag Line

    Austin area staging: For those wishing to ride out together:
    Shell Station (Food Basket), 3600 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626. SW corner of SH130 & Hwy 29 on the east side of Georgetown.
    map link:…5XEMojdh16

    12:00 pm – Briefing
    12:05 pm – KSU for 1 hr ride to the funeral home.

    Wx: High 62 deg, sunny.

    Notes: Bring water for yourself and a friend. Follow pandemic protocols including face covering. Be advised there is a visitation prior to the start of the funeral service. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the funeral we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession for the 19 mi ride to the Gause City Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor the service of this Vietnam veteran to our country.


    It was cool, sunny day for a ride out to Cameron to honor the service of Mr. Samuel “Sammie” Dibble. We had 17 in the flag line, a great turnout due in no small part to the Centex riders who rode down. We had folks from Houston and Lampasas, and a first time rider as well.

    Four riders stood with flags at the two entrances off the busy main road, eliciting many honks in appreciation from the vehicles passing by. Don staked other flags where they made a big impact.

    Centex brought their support trailer, so we made good use of that at the cemetery. It was a brief graveside ceremony, but the family and friends present said we “made a big difference”.

    I hope all made it home safety.

    RIP, Mr. Dibble. Thank you for your service.

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