SgtMaj Charles Constance, 74, USMC (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Blanco, TX, 04 SEP 2021

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions SgtMaj Charles Constance, 74, USMC (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Blanco, TX, 04 SEP 2021

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in escorting SgtMaj Charles Constance and his next of kin to his final resting place on his ranch outside Johnson City.  SgtMaj Constance enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968 and served 32 years, including deployment to Vietnam.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 04 September 2021.  See timeline below.

    Staging Location: Valero, 59 Main St, Blanco, TX 78606.

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    10:00 – 10:35 am – Staging
    10:35 am – Briefing
    10:45 am – KSU to relocate to the family’s home at 802 Pecan St, Blanco, TX 78606.  We will depart from the home at 11 am.

    Wx: High 93 deg F, mostly sunny

    Notes: Bring water for yourself and for a friend. Stay hydrated!  This mission is an escort only to the family’s ranch NW of Johnson City, an approximate 30 minute ride.  Upon arrival at the gate the family will enter, and we will depart..  There will be no flag line.

    There will not be LEO escort for this ride.  The Austin PGR does not “road guard”.  All traffic control devices and right of way will be observed. The preferred route will be worked out with the family that morning, but here is the destination:  Route and destination

    Ride Captain: Soup Campbell,, (512) 925-2104
    Flag Wrangler: N/A

    Please attend to honor this Marine’s long, brave service to our nation.


    Mission Complete. 13 Patriots showed up to accompany the family of this distinguished Marine to his family’s ranch. There were 7 bikes, 4 trikes and a cage. Thank you to the San Antonio riders who participated in this mission. We were able to visit with the family at the designated residence from which the procession started. They were all greatly appreciative that we were there. The family made arrangements for an LEO escort from the house, through the turn onto 290 in Johnson City. This helped to keep the procession together and was greatly appreciated. PGR riders stopped at the entrance to the ranch road and the family proceeded to the ranch. The family member driving the lead car did a great job of keeping the speed steady and slow enough so that there was not too much stress on the big flags. We had 2 first time riders, Ken and Brian, who were each presented a “Mission Accomplished” pin. Thank you to all who made the effort to participate in this mission honoring Sergeant Major Constance. RIP Marine.
    Soup Campbell R.C.

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