SFC Luciano S. Garcia, 72, US Army (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Kyle, TX, 23 OCT 2020

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions SFC Luciano S. Garcia, 72, US Army (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Kyle, TX, 23 OCT 2020

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for SFC Luciano S. Garcia. SFC Garcia served in the US Army for 22 years, 6 months, including deployment to Vietnam.

    His many commendations and awards include the Purple Heart (1st OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (4 Bronze Stars), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation With Palm, Overseas Service Bars (2), Driver and Mechanic Badge, Driver- W Driver and Mechanic Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Advance Level), Army Service Ribbon, M-16 Rifle Qualification, Marksman Qualification Badge, and Expert Qualification Badge

    More about his life can be read here: https://www.thomasonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Luciano-S-Garcia?obId=18665020#/obituaryInfo

    Date/Time: Friday, 23 October 2020. Funeral mass begins at 10 am.

    Location: St. Anthony Marie de Claret, 801 Burleson St, Kyle, TX 78640. We will stage at the church.
    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Ku7dNQ3ThiHwwX3k6

    8:45 – 9:15 am – Staging
    9:15 am – Briefing
    9:25 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 87, partly cloudy

    Notes: Bring water for yourself and for a friend. Mind social distancing protocol, including face coverings. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the LEO escorted procession to the San Marcos Cemetery where we will have a second flag line for the burial service.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison, hotp2t@yahoo.com, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's long service to our nation.


    We had a nice turnout of 11 Patriots to stand in honor today for Sergeant First Class Luciano Garcia, U.S Army (Ret). The service was over fairly quickly and everyone waited a few extra minutes for the LEO escort to show. The ride portion to the cemetery down in San Marcos from the church in Kyle went smoothly onto and off of I-35 & the city streets of San Marcos, although an LEO cruiser got a little too close for comfort to rider Keith Rabun on the way there. Just glad Keith saw what he saw in time and reacted accordingly. Also, it was REALLY great to see long-time AUS/PGR Ride Captain Andy "Andyman" Lough there with us today, riding his scoot and standing both flag-lines. Welcome back Andy and good to see you! I thank all of you who took time out of your day to honor MSG Garcia…Godspeed to you good sir and thank you for your service!

    Jimmy Callison

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