UPDATE: Maj Chester P. Dereng (Ret), 89, USMC, WWII/Korea/Vietnam vet, Georgetown, TX, 04 FE

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions UPDATE: Maj Chester P. Dereng (Ret), 89, USMC, WWII/Korea/Vietnam vet, Georgetown, TX, 04 FE

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the interment service for Maj Chester Dereng. Maj Dereng served 32 years in the US Marine Corps, entering the service during WWII at 17 yrs old. He was subsequently deployed to the Korean and Vietnam wars. More information about Maj Dereng's life can be found here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Chester-Dereng&lc=4886&pid=183769983&mid=7271438

    There will be an LEO escorted procession from the funeral home in Georgetown to the cemetery in Pflugerville. Therefore motorcycle staging is changed to the funeral home, and we will join the procession. Do not arrive at the funeral home before 10 am. The flag line remains at the cemetery for the burial portion only.

    Date/Time: Saturday, 04 February 2017. Funeral service scheduled to begin at 10 am.

    Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/QLZAURNEMrA2

    10:15 am – 10:40 am Staging
    10:40 am – Briefing
    Departure from the funeral home at the direction of the funeral director.

    Wx: Hi 56 deg, mostly cloudy, 10% rain chance

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Please do not arrive at the Georgetown funeral home before 10 am. Fly your big flags if so equipped. If in a cage please go to the cemetery instead and arrive no later than 11 am.

    Ride Captains:
    Funeral home portion: Russ Miller, navyvetad2@gmail.com, (512) 636-9692
    Cemetery portion: Mark Wells, mwells2@austin.rr.com, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

    Please attend this mission to offer our honor and gratitude for Maj Dereng's long and brave service to our nation.


    On this cold, misty day we had 15 bikes in the procession from Georgetown for Maj Dereng, with 18 PGR for the flag line in Pflugerville. Well done, patriots!

    Thank you Russ for organizing the short notice procession from the funeral home. The Pflugerville flag line was brief by most standards as the ceremony was indoors at the mausoleum. We struck the flag line and departed once everyone was inside. I trust everyone made it safely home.

    RIP, Maj Dereng, and thank you for your long and faithful service to our nation.

    The Ghost

    Mark beat me to the post, thanks all for taking time to Honor COL. Dereng.

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