(SAPGR) SGT Thomas Spitzer U.S.M.C. KIA, Afghanistan Veteran

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    San Antonio Confirmed Mission
    SGT Thomas Spitzer U.S.M.C. KIA
    Afghanistan Veteran

    The Patriot Guard has been invited by the family to stand and honor Sergeant Thomas Spitzer for funeral and interment services on Monday (July 7). Sgt. Spitzer was killed in action while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels at 12:00pm, where a flag line will be formed prior to the service. After which the Patriot Guard will move in LEO escorted procession to Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery for interment service and military honors (shelter tbd), where a final flag line will be established. If available, please try to attend to honor one of our Fallen Heroes and help support the family during their time of loss. Thank you.

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

    Date: Monday July 7th 2014

    Staging: 10:45

    Briefing: 11:00

    Staging Location:
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    181 South Santa Clara
    New Braunfels, Tx.
    Map Link – tiny.cc/blwfix
    Staging will be on the intersecting street of W. Cross, behind McKenna Children’s Museum

    Mostly Sunny
    Low 71* / High 94*
    Please come prepared for changes in the weather
    and try to hydrate the night before

    Ride Captain
    Charles Rathgeber

    Flag Truck:
    Jack Chamblee

    Please note… Procession from New Braunfels to Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery will be about 28 miles. If flag mounts or riding with flags on the interstate are in question, please consider running with flags furled for safety.

    Any questions regarding this mission, please contact XtremeVFR@satx.rr.com

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