Vernon Hunter, 67, Vietnam Veteran, Austin, TX, 26 February 2010

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    The family of Mr. Vernon Hunter has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Hunter was killed when a small plane was deliberately crashed into the Austin IRS office where he worked.

    Mr. Hunter served for 20 years in the US Army, including two tours in Vietnam.

    Updated 24 February 2010

    Final Itinerary

    Date/Time: Friday, 26 February. Services scheduled for 11:00 am

    Location: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 3417 East MLK Jr. Boulevard, Austin, TX 78721. We will stage at the church. Burial to follow at CTSVC in Killeen.

    Directions: The church is located 2 miles east of IH35 on MLK, south side of the street. MKL can be accessed from both IH 35 and Hwy 183. Map GPS coordinates: N30deg16' 58.81" W97deg41' 57.82"

    0930 – 1005 hrs staging (9:30 – 10:05 am)
    1005 hrs briefing
    1015 hrs flag line in place.

    Wx: Mostly cloudy, low 36 deg, high 56 degF, 20% chance of rain. Please bring your own drinking water.

    Notes: Arrive fueled, fed, and hydrated. Park on the west side of the building as directed by the RC to minimize the parking area occupied by the bikes. At the conclusion of the service we will join the procession up to CTSVC in Killeen, approx. 60 miles, where we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain for the burial service.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Asst RC/Flag Wrangler: John (TC) Wiley

    Mr. Hunter served his country with distinction and honor for many years. He was an American Patriot. Let us come together to show his family and community that ordinary Americans are grateful.


    Thoughts & Prayers inbound From My Family to the Family of Vernon Hunter. May He Forever Be A Hero in Your Heart, Because to Us, He Is A Hero In Our Heart. God Bless and Godspeed, Third Star To The Left.


    Godspeed to Vernon Hunter and my sincere condolences to his family


    Thank you to all who made the mission today for Mr. Hunter. We had 46 bikes + a couple cages, with wonderful support from San Antonio, Centex and points beyond, plus a nice contingent from the CMA. Eric Haywood, who is Mr. Hunter's nephew and a PGR rider from Pennsylvania, rode with us as well. We were honored to have him.

    I hope everyone made it home OK on this cold and windy afternoon. May God Bless the friends and family Vernon Hunter leaves behind, and may he rest in peace.


    Sam Warren recieved this e-mail from a friend of Mr Hunter. He asked me to post it here.

    I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You" for participating in the service for Vernon Hunter today. He was the IRS employee killed in Austin a week ago. I have worked with him in the past, and am also an IRS Collection manager, retired military, and member of PGR since last year.

    I am very proud to have known Mr. Hunter, he was one of the best. I was, unfortunately, unable to attend the service this morning. I appreciate all you do. I guess I will have to peruse the website more often to see when/if I can participate in some of these activities.

    A heartfelt Thank You to all! Have a great weekend.

    Deb Bryant

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