February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1327June 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm #4804
The following is the Centex PGR mission order for the funeral and interment services for SSG ColonVazquez.
The family of Staff Sergeant Miguel Angel ColonVazquez has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders during the Airport Recovery, at the Funeral Service, and in the procession to and Interment of their Loved One. SSG ColonVazquez was one of nine soldiers who lost their lives when their vehicle was swept away by flood waters during a training exercise at Ft Hood on 03 June 2016.
Staff Sergeant ColonVazquez's home of record is listed as Brooklyn, NY, though he was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico. He entered active duty military service in July 2003 as a Motor Transport Operator. Miguel has been assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since May 2011.
A full record of his service and obituary may be found here: http://www.heritage-funeralhome.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/14453/id/3743182
Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016.
Staging Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2903 E Rancier, Killeen, TX 76543 tinyurl.com/StJosephCatholicKilleen
Staging Time: 0930
Flagline Establishment: 0955 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and depart quietly.
WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
1. Be at staging ON TIME.
2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
The interment portion consists of a LEO escorted procession from the funeral home in Harker Heights to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, followed by a flag line at the cemetery for the interment service.
Date: Friday, 17 June 2016
Procession Staging Location: Heritage Funeral Home, 425 East Central TX Expressway, Harker Heights, TX 76548 tinyurl.com/ykskupz
Staging Time: 1245
KSU: 1330 +/- At the discretion of the Funeral Director and Law Enforcement.
Interment Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located off TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX tinyurl.com/CenTexVetsCeme
Staging Time: 1230
Setup & Briefing: Upon clearance and at the direction of the Ride Captain, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags, be briefed and await arrival of the procession.
WX: There is no forecast at the time of this writing. Check your local weather as the day draws near.
1. Be at stagings ON TIME.
2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.June 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm #4808
Funeral Portion Staging Location is changed to:
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2903 E Rancier, Killeen, TX 76543 tinyurl.com/StJosephCatholicKilleen
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