Thomas M. Edwards, 79, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Elgin, TX, 23 JUL 2022

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Thomas M. Edwards.  Mr. Edwards served two years in the US Army including deployment to Vietnam with the 46th Engineer Battalion.  He left the service as a sergeant.  He is the father of Austin PGR Toby Edwards.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 23 July 2022.  Memorial service begins at 11 am.

    Location: VFW post 6115, 118 Sayers Rd, Elgin, TX 78621.  We will stage at the hall.
    Map link:

    10:00 – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hot again, mostly sunny, high 100 deg F.

    Notes:  Stay hydrated!  This is a flag line only prior to the memorial service.  The PGR will also fold and present the flag.  We are invited to stay for food and refreshments.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

    Please attend to honor this soldier’s brave service to our country and support one of our own in his family’s loss


    It was a nice turnout of 15 patriots to stand in honor of Mr. Edwards, father of one of our own riders, Toby. And we had three first time riders, which was wonderful!

    The flag line was in the sun, but a decent breeze made it OK. The family and friends came out of the building to see and photograph the flag line. Toby approached the flag line and shook everyone’s hand and thanked us for honoring his father.

    Two of our riders folded and presented the flag to Mrs. Edwards inside the hall.

    Thank you again, Max, for bringing the flags and water. And thanks to all who attended. You made a difference today.

    RIP, SGT Edwards.

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