TSgt Frank Flores, 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 09 Sep 2016

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions TSgt Frank Flores, 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 09 Sep 2016

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the interment services for Francisco "Frank" Flores. TSgt Flores joined the Air Force at 17 yrs old and served for 23 years, including two tours in Vietnam and as a military police officer. He retired as a technical sergeant at Bergstrom AFB and became a Travis County Deputy Constable, retiring from law enforcement in 1997. Additional information about TSgt Flores life here. missionmemorials.com/tribute/details/1958/Francisco-Flores/obituary.html#tribute-start

    Date/Time: Friday, 09 September 2016, 10:30 am

    Location: Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78704. This will be a flag line only at the grave site.

    Staging Location: Home Depot Parking lot. This Home Depot is located immediately north of the cemetery. Address is 3600 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78704. Park on the north side of the lot
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Vk8qTwDTn6x

    9:25 am – 9:55 am Staging
    9:55 am – Mission Briefing
    10:00 am KSU to cemetery grave site, flag line per RC direction.

    Wx: Hi 92 deg, 10% rain chance.

    Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, hydrated, and ON TIME. Bring two bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a grave side service flag line only. Be aware that we are participating in the second phase of the interment service. The first phase begins at 10 am at the mausoleum chapel and includes military honors, after which a horse drawn carriage bearing TSgt Flores will proceed to the grave site where we will have the flag line waiting. At the conclusion of the interment service we will strike the flag line and quietly depart.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, mwells2@austin.rr.com, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

    Please attend to honor this veteran and show our gratitude for his long service to our country and community.


    Thank you to all who came out for TSgt Flores and his family today. We had 11 patriots in the flag line, including a first timer. Welcome, David!

    One of the airmen who served in TSgt Flores's unit in Vietnam visited with me a bit and thanked us for being there for him. Also, Michelle from Mission Funeral Home asked me to pass on her thanks and apologized for the confusion with the horse drawn carriage prior to my arrival at the staging. Thanks for sticking to the original plan, Riders!

    Rest in Peace, TSgt Flores.

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