Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Sterling Donald Johnson. Mr. Johnson served in the US Army from June 1979 to June 1982. He left the service as a private E2.
9:30 – 10:00 am – Staging. FYI, coffee and donuts courtesy of Ride Captain JimmyC!
10:00 am – Briefing
10:15 am – KSU for the 5 minute ride over to The Barn, 3310 Dacy Lane, Kyle, Texas.
Wx: Mostly sunny, high 101 deg.
Notes: Upon arrival at The Barn we will dismount and form a flag line for approx. 30 minutes prior to the start of the memorial. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
We had a total of 12 hearty PGR members standing in honor for Mr. Sterling Johnson today in Kyle. It was another triple-digit day outside but luckily we were able to stand our flag-lines out of the direct sun by staying under the shade of the venues covered porches. I want to express a special thanks to SA/PGR rider “Thumper” who joined us today and gets the long-distance rider nod…thank you sir, it was a pleasure meeting you!
Mr. Johnson’s immediate family expressed their heart-felt gratitude for our attendance, his widow RoseAnn and his mother Sonya literally broke down in tears of thanks seeing our group ride in as a unit together and then stand in honor for Sterling. I thank you all for taking time out of your day and making a difference to this family. Thank you for your service Mr. Johnson and Godspeed!