Short Notice, Marvin J. Kanter, 94, US Navy/WWII veteran, Austin, TX, 26 FEB 2019

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    Very Short Notice Confirmed Mission: The family of Mr. Marvin Kanter has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Kanter served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. His first assignment was as a gunner on the SS Hitchcock. He held similar positions on the SS Short and USS Gear during World War II. He also participated in Honor Flight Austin.

    His obituary can be found here:

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Funeral service scheduled for 1 pm, with burial to follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Location: Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. This is the location across the street from the DPS headquarters. We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link:

    11:50 am – 12:20 pm – Staging
    12:20 pm – Briefing
    12:30 pm – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 62 deg, 50% rain chances in the AM, cloudy in the afternoon.

    Notes: We will form a flag line at the funeral home prior to the start of the service. Once the service begins we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Austin Memorial Park Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment portion.

    Ride Captain: Jim Callison,, (907) 321-3854
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to to honor this sailor's service to our nation in its hour of need many years ago.


    Even though this was a very short-notice mission and the day started out dreary with a heavy mist, 7 Patriots stood tall for another gentleman of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Marvin Kanter, US Navy WWII, at both the memorial and interment services. Kudos to all the APD motor-patrol for an outstanding LEO escort to the cemetery. Marvin's daughter Shelly was most appreciative of our presence and many of his friends shook our hands in gratitude. We also had the honor of Captain George Strable, US Army, standing the flag-line with us at the cemetery. Our thanks goes out to Don for flag wrangling at both services. Thanks all,

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