February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #172May 17, 2009 at 12:23 am #1867
SGT Quentin L. Barnett was killed on active duty in a motorcycle accident at Lawton, OK this past Tuesday evening. His family has requested the Patriot Guard Riders participate in his return to Austin and funeral service and interment.
Tuesday, 19 May – Airport Recovery – Complete
Friday, 22 May – Funeral Service
Location: One Way Baptist Church, 2107 Hairy Man Rd, Round Rock, Texas
Directions: From IH-35 take exit # 253, US Hwy 79/Sam Bass Rd. (The westbound direction is called Sam Bass Road.)
Go West approx 1.5 miles to a four way stop sign. Turn left onto Hairy Man Road (also called Brush Creek Road on Google maps). The church is immediately on your left. Proceed to far West end of the parking lot by the service pole.
Timeline: We will stand the flag line at two separate times. See Notes below for explanation.
1st flag line: Staging 0845 – 0910; Briefing at 0910; Flag line in place at 0915
2nd flag line: Briefing at 1015, flag line in place at 1020
Procession to CTSVC will depart approx. 1300 hrs for a scheduled 1500 hrs interment service. This is subject to change, Semper Gumby will apply.
Wx: Forecast is for partly cloudy skies, Lo of 67, High of 89
Notes: This Mission will require forming the flag line twice at the church. The first flag line will be in place for the arrival of the family and coach bearing Sgt Barnett at approx. 0930. Following that we will have a short down time and then reform the flag line 40 min prior to the start of the service at 1100 for the arrival of friends and relatives.
Please arrive fueled up and bring drinking water. We will not have any stops on our 42 mile accompaniment to CTVSC. Sun block will help.
Ride Captain: Juan (FILO) Gonzales cell # 512-466-8968
Assist RC/Flag truck: Mark WellsMay 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm #1868
Good Morning Mark! *S*
My name is 'Brian'…AKA=Snake…Centex P.G.R…I would be honored to stand for SGT Q.L. Barnett and be of assistance in any way on his final mission…walk home! Please be advised that I will be following this thread…and looking for word on this mission in my in-box here as well! Ride Safe Mark…will be seeing you soon Bro.!
"Snake"May 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm #1869
Austin Staging for Sgt. Quinten Barnett, USA, airport recovery portion
Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2009, flight arrival time 1449 hrs.
PGR will stage at the US Postal Facility at Austin airport (ABIA.)
Directions: From TX 71, take the ABIA CARGO exit and turn south onto Spirit of Texas Dr. At the first stop sign, turn right onto Freight Lane. Stay left at the fork and continue to USPS facility parking lot, which is on the right at the dead end.
1400-1415 hrs staging
1420 hrs safety briefing.
1449 hrs scheduled arrival.
PGR will accompany Sgt. Barnett and family to Cook Walden Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Anticipated departure time from ABIA 1515 hrs. The route is unknown at this time and will be determined by law enforcement officer escort. IF the route takes us onto toll roads, each rider will be responsible for toll charges incurred.
Weather forecast as of 17 May: Sunny, high of 87. Dress accordingly. Sun screen highly recommended.
Notes: Come fed, fueled and hydrated. There will be no stops between ABIA and Pflugerville, approx. 25 mi. Bring water for you and one other. Planeside recovery is at this time undetermined. As always, Semper Gumby.
Andy "Andyman" Lough
Please contact me with any questions/concerns.
Thank you for all that you do,
AndymanMay 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm #1870
Lyn (hot wing) and I will be there to honor Sgt. Barnett.May 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm #1871
Mark,I will be unable to attend the ABIA portion of the Mission for Sgt.Barnett due to VA Apts, however that said I will be posting a staging time and ride info for the 22 May portion of the mission so that we CENTEX PGR members can ride down and marry up with you guys for Sgt.Barnett's finial trip home.Please keep me posted and I will be watching this thread for furtner info and update our staging time accordingly.
CENTEX RC.May 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm #1879
Thanks to everyone who attended the Airport arrival of Sgt Barnett today. His dad came out to us after most had departed the funeral home and expressed his gratitude for your attendance and dedication to his son and all of our troops.
The Police Sgt who ran the escort from the airport also expressed his thanks for your safe ride and cooperation. It makes their job much easier.
Hope all got home in good shape, and will be able to attend the service on Friday.
Thanks for what you do!May 20, 2009 at 6:04 am #1881
Great turn out today for SGT Barnett and his family. Hope everyone made it home safely.
We'll be standing by at CTSVC for your arrival on the second half of this mission scheduled for Friday. Ride safe!May 20, 2009 at 11:09 am #1882
It was a great being allowed to ride through the fence and meet the plane at the gate yesterday. I think we all recognize this is a privilege not bestowed lightly by the airport authorities, and our hats are off to them and RC Andy Lough for making it possible. Our LEO escorts from APD and the sheriff's office were amazing again also.
You all did the right thing yesterday for Sgt Barnett & his family, hope to see you again on Friday. Stand by for updated staging info…May 21, 2009 at 11:12 am #1885
Friday's funeral staging posted at top.
We are in need of three big flag (3 x 5) bikes to join Juan in accompanying the family and coach on Friday morning from their residence to the church. Volunteer riders will need to meet Juan at the McDonald's at I35 & 3406 (exit 254) for a KSU at 0830 on Friday.
Please contact Juan if you can do this at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-466-8968
Thank you…May 22, 2009 at 11:02 am #1892
I have already visited with Juan, I will be honored to do this part of the mission.May 23, 2009 at 2:41 am #1894
Beautiful arrival to the church. Thanks for welcoming everyone's participation in the flagline at the church and escort to CTSVC… And thanks for y'alls participation up in Kileen too.
Austin Rocks!May 23, 2009 at 3:29 am #1895texas coyoteModerator
Great Job today Juan and Marebare….You guys make it look easy….May 23, 2009 at 3:32 am #1896
As always, we really appreciate the support from our Killeen area brethren. Everyone handled the semper gumby aspects quite well despite being slow-cooked in the sun.
May the Lord bring His comfort upon Sgt Barnett's family, and may he rest in peace.May 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm #1897
All, Thanks for making Sgt Quentin Barnett's mission a huge success. Yesterday was a fine example of "Semper Gumby" and you all accepted it gracefully. I admire you all for what you did.
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