Updated: Paul Brooks, 53, US Army veteran, Austin, TX, 05 APR 2019

Austin Patriot Guard Riders Forums Completed Missions Updated: Paul Brooks, 53, US Army veteran, Austin, TX, 05 APR 2019

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    Riders, please see update below.

    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for Mr. Paul Brooks. Mr. Brooks served in the US Army from 1984 to 1992 and was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He participated in the Liberation of Kuwait and was part of the First Brigade Battle Task Force, Dragon Battalion, First Brigade, First Calvary Division, leaving the Army as a SPC E-4.

    Paul was also a close friend of former Austin Ride Captain Andy Lough.

    More information about his life can be found here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/georgetown-tx/paul-brooks-8227354

    Date/Time: Friday, 05 April 2019. Funeral service set to begin at 10 am.

    Location: Cook Walden Funeral Home Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750. This locations is one block west of the Hwy 183/Anderson Mill Rd intersection. We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/GJdskNZT6Vu

    8:50 am- 9:20 am Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag Line

    Wx: Hi 81, cloudy.

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only at the funeral home. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Mr. Brooks will be buried at a later date in his hometown in Alabama. The Alabama PGR has been contacted.

    Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, keithlongacre@att.net, (512) 751-8955
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to honor this veteran's brave sacrifice a half a world away in the defense of freedom.


    Under a gray overcast sky, 11 patriots stood in the flag line to honor Paul Brooks. Close friend & co worker, Andy Lough joined us as well. Many, many friends stopped to thank us for showing such respect. It was conveyed to the family that it was our honor to serve the family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you for giving the PGR the privilege of standing for Mr. Brooks. Keith Longacre Ride Captain

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