SSG Leroy C. Cloud, 24, WWII US Army KIA, Taylor, TX, 04 & 06 April 2024

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions SSG Leroy C. Cloud, 24, WWII US Army KIA, Taylor, TX, 04 & 06 April 2024

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    markwells
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    Confirmed Mission: The family SSG Leroy C. Cloud has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his interment services.  SSG Cloud went MIA following a battle with German forces at Saint-Germain-d’Elle, France, on July 26, 1944.  In August 1944 the War Department declared him KIA.  Through the efforts of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and American Graves Registration Command, SSG Cloud’s remains were identified and a Certificate of Death issued on 29 August 2023.

    Additional information can be found here.

    His obituary includes more detail of the battle which took his life and the efforts which led to his positive identification.  SSG Leroy C Cloud obituary.

    This is a two part mission. Part One is a flag line at the funeral home for the arrival of SSG Cloud from ABIA. Part Two is a flag line at the cemetery for the interment service.


    Part One: Flag line for arrival at the funeral home.

    Date/Time: Thursday, 04 April 2024. See timeline below.

    Location: Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, TX 76574. We will stage at the funeral home. Stage at the NE back corner of the parking lot.  map link.

    Timeline:
    4:45 – 5:15 pm – Staging
    5:15 pm – Briefing
    Flag line at the direction of the ride captain

    Wx: 84 deg F, sunny

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, atxpgr@gmail.com, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Gary Mayers


    Part Two: Flag line at the cemetery

    Date/Time: Saturday, 06 April 2024.  Graveside service begins at 2 pm.

    Location: Taylor City Cemetery, E 4th St, Taylor, TX 76574.  We will stage at the cemetery, eastern edge road (labeled 14th on the map).  map link

    Timeline:  Due to the anticipated large turnout for this event, we are staging a bit early.
    12:30 – 1:00 pm – Staging
    1:00 pm – Briefing
    Flag line at the direction of the ride captain

    Wx: High 75F, cloudy, windy

    Notes: This is a flag line only for the duration of the interment service. If you’d like to get together for lunch in Taylor beforehand, be at Louis Mueller BBQ by 11:30 am. 

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller, navyvetad2@gmail.com, 512-636-9692
    Flag Wrangler: Lance Owen

    Please attend to honor this WWII hero’s ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom many years ago.

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    The Ghost
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    23 caring people attended the final service for SSGT Leroy Cloud, who was interred today, 80 years after his death in WWII. We had 3 new riders join our group and also had several PGR Members from the Killeen Group. The weather was cool but very windy, the flag holders persevered without complaint. Thanks to all that showed up to honor SSGT Cloud, it was a great showing.

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