February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #424January 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm #3028
The family of Senior Master Sergeant Donald D. Blackmore has requested the participation of the PGR in his funeral and interment services.
Donald D. Blackmore enlisted in the US Army Air Corp where he became an aircraft mechanic, then progressed to maintenance supervisor. He was a maintenance crew chief and made many missions while serving during WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. During WW II, he was forced to bail out 3 times because the aircraft was not going to make it home. He worked with the B-25, B-29, B-36, and B-52s. He retired from the Air Force in 1969.
SMSgt Blackmore is the father-in-law of Austin PGR ride captain Sam Warren.
Date/Time: Tuesday, 25 January 2011. Funeral service scheduled for 2 pm.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 907 W. Lake Drive, Taylor, TX. We will stage at the church.
Directions: Approaching Taylor on eastbound Hwy 79, go north on State Loop 427 (Carlos Parker Blvd) and turn right at the first opportunity onto W. Lake Drive. The church is approx. 1 mile on the right. Map link: tinyurl.com/FUMCTaylor
12:30 – 1:05 pm staging
1:05 pm briefing
1:20 pm establish flag line
Wx: Partly cloudy, low 34, high 52 deg. Please remember to bring drinking water.
Notes: Please arrive fueled, fed, and hydrated. Park on the east side of the church property on Kimbro Street, with bikes backed into the spaces. Fill this lot starting at the south end. Church parking is limited, so please park tightly, leaving as much room as possible for friends and family.
At the conclusion of the funeral service there will be an LEO escorted procession to Cook-Walden Capitol Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, approx. 25 miles, where we will form a flag line for the interment service. The route will be determined by LEO, and details may change, so semper gumby.
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-751-8955
Flag Wrangler: Mark Brittain
Please make plans to honor SMSgt Blackmore’s long and valorous service to our nation.January 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm #3029
My deepest condolences to the Blackmore family.
It will be my honor to stand for this American Patriot as he did for us so many years ago.January 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm #3030
My sincere condolences to the Warren and Blackmore families in their time of grief. SMSGT Blackmore is now at peace. His mission completed. Standing by.January 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm #3031
Sorry to hear about this, Sam.January 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm #3032
Sorry to hear about this, Sam. ”January 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm #3033
Sam, my deepest sympathy to you and your lovely wife on your loss. God speed!
KellyJanuary 24, 2011 at 12:13 am #3034
Sam, my deepest condolences to you, your wife and your family on your loss
Your father-in-law is now at peace and his servicce is complete
I am standing by
SteveJanuary 24, 2011 at 12:38 am #3035keithlongacreModerator
Fellow patriots. If U arrive B-4 I do, parking is on the street (northbound Kimbro) Back into the curb tightly starting 2 bikes back from Lake st. This way we will be ready to move out in the procession. Thanks in advance for your attendance in honorering one of the greatest generation & the F in L of Sam.January 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm #3037
Let us also pray for all who mourn, that they may cast their
care on God, and know the consolation of his love.
Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your
servants for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in mercy;
nourish them with patience; comfort them with a sense of your
goodness; lift up your countenance upon them; and give them
peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
CannonballJanuary 25, 2011 at 1:33 am #3039
I am very touched per your posting Steve.
You said it perfectly!
Mark BrittainJanuary 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm #3041keithlongacreModerator
What a great turn out. 38 bikes plus several cages. Family comments were plenty. All were so very impressed with our show of respect & honor. One elderly lady told us " seeing all of you & all those flags makes me proud to be an American."
Proud indeed. As R we to serve are fellow patriots in this special way.
Fly high now SMSGT & thanks for keeping us free. Your generaation willl never be forgotten.January 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm #3044
Kudos to Kieth Longacre and Mark Brittain for an outstanding job as well as to all those who attended. As usual an outstanding job by 11 LEO from Austin and 1 from Taylor. Thanks to Sam for that. Very successful mission for the Warren and Blackmore families and friends. Thanks also to Centex for their attendance and to the gentleman from Seguin.January 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm #3049
An enormous "thanks" to all who attended Don's funeral service on Tuesday. The patriotism and show of respect for his accomplishments and service spawned many comments from our family members and friends. Some of them told me it was hard to drive in the procession because their eyes were sweating.
Thanks to my "Blue Family", we all got there safely.
The comments continued after the cemetery portion and someone gave my granddaughter a pin, which is still on her coat! I did not see who did this, but thank you!
There just seems to be a different view and feeling about the PGR mission when you are sitting in a family car and following a hearse containing your family member. and it is surrounded by bikes and flags.
Thanks to all who took the time out of their day to stand tall for Don.
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