Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Edward Thomas (Tom) Garey. Mr. Garey served in the US Air Force for six years, including deployment to Operation Desert Storm. He left the service as a Senior Airman E-4.
3:00 – 3:20 pm – Staging
3:20 pm – Briefing
3:30 pm – Flag Line
Wx: High 101 deg, sunny.
Notes: The heat wave continues unabated. Stay hydrated. Be advised that a visitation is taking place prior to the funeral service. Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Interment is the next day (Saturday) at Hopewell Cemetery near Corsicana at 11 am. The North Texas PGR will be in attendance.
Seven Guard Members were present for the flag line in honor of Senior Airman Garey. Mr. Garey’s widow and Sister in Law came out of the reception and thanked us all for being there and they both shook our hands. Several others came out of the funeral home and thanked us also. A little warm but we all stayed hydrated.