February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #217September 23, 2009 at 1:08 am #2203
*Updated 24 September*
SPC Jay Sevier, active duty US Army, died during Special Forces training at Ft. Bragg, NC. His family has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to help honor his service and sacrifice for our nation.
This will be a two part mission:
Airport Recovery portion: Complete
Final Itinerary – SPC Jay Sevier, Funeral & Interment
Date/Time: Saturday, 26 September 2009. Service scheduled to begin at 1000 hrs (10:00 am).
Location: Riverbend Church, 4214 North Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), Austin, TX. We will stage at the church.
Directions: Traveling south on Loop 360 from Hwy 183, the turn in to the church property is on the right approx. 0.5 mi south of the Loop 360 bridge. Proceed down the hill to the parking area near the chapel. Map link: tinyurl.com/yb44d3s
0845-0915 hrs staging at the church
0925 flag line in place in front of large chapel
Wx: Partly cloudy, Lo 68, high 90, less than 10% chance of rain. Bring drinking water and a small non-perishable food ration, as it will be a long day.
Early Flag Line: The family and coach bearing SPC Sevier will arrive at the church at approx. 0845 hrs. Riders who wish to arrive early to stand a flag line for this arrival please be at the church by 0825 (8:25 am)
Procession: At the conclusion of the church service there will be a procession to the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Yoakum, Texas for burial. We will establish a flag line there upon arrival.
This is a 98-100 mile ride, with no stops, on a route to be determined by law enforcement, but likely will be Hwy 183 south almost all the way. Please be fueled and ready to go when you arrive at the church. As always, Semper Gumby.
Ride Captain: Chuck Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-417-2744
Flag Wrangler: Mark Brittain
Please make plans to honor the service and sacrifice of SPC Sevier and keep his family in your prayers.September 25, 2009 at 4:44 am #2205
wished i could make thursday,but i will definetly make saturday to stand tall for this young manSeptember 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm #2206
Thank you to the 21 folks who rode and stood for SPC Sevier. We had a lady rider up from Sequin on a Spyder with a very cool US Flag paint job and another who rode up from Houston. I know Centex was busy with missions yesterday; we missed the folks we usually get from up that way. Special thanks to flag wrangler Mark Brittain for the flags and water, as it was surprisingly warm and humid as the day progressed.
Also thanks to RC Chuck Murphy for a smooth mission & Sam Warren for helping set up the fine LEO support through Austin, Lockhart, Luling, and Gonzales. The funeral itself was pretty large, with a long procession (both in time and vehicles) down to the Yoakum cemetery.
We are forever grateful to warriors such as SPC Sevier who serve and protect our country. May he rest in peace. And may we bring some measure of comfort to his family by our presence.
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