February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #550August 9, 2011 at 2:36 am #3359
Welcome Home Mission
Elizabeth Bell and 11 month old son Holden have invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in a welcome home for her husband and his father, SFC Robert (Rob) Bell, 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas.
Sergeant Bell has been deployed in Basra, Iraq since October 2010. While in Basra, Sergeant Bell recognized a need of the Iraqi civilians that worked on the military base. The civilians barely earned enough money to purchase shoes and socks suitable for the job they were doing. With Sergeant Bell in Iraq and his wife Elizabeth in Georgetown they founded the highly successful "Operation Save a Shoe." Operation Save a Shoe collected and distributed 187 pairs of shoes & 700 pairs of socks to the civilian workers. Extra shoes and socks were donated to a local orphanage in Basra.
Date: Friday, 12 August 2011
Staging Location: Valero Jiffy Mart, southwest corner of SH29 (University Ave) & SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. This intersection is 0.8 mi west of the SH130 toll road. Map link: tinyurl.com/JiffyMartGtown
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Staging
5:15 pm briefing
5:30 pm KSU for 2 mile ride to 2515 University Park Drive, University Park Subdivision, Georgetown, TX
Arrival Time of Sergeant Bell by car from Fort Hood is approximately 6:00 pm.
Wx: No change, still hot, hot, hot (but not as hot as Iraq. Basra forecast is 117 deg F). Bring water, wear sunscreen, and hydrate prior to getting on your bike.
Semper Gumby, things can change. We will form a flag line at 2515 University Park Drive alongside friends, neighbors, and relatives just prior to Sergeant Bell's arrival.
Ride Captain: Terry Ayers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-925-6101
Flag Wrangler: Terry Ayers
Please make plans to help welcome home SFC Bell and thank him and his family for their sacrifice while serving our nation.August 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm #3363
A REVISED WELCOME HOME IS FORTHCOMING. SFC BELL'S FLIGHT HOME IS DELAYED 24 HOURS IN KUWAIT. AS OF NOW THE WELCOME HOME WILL BE THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST. EXCEPT FOR THE DATE, THE TIMELINE TEMPLATE REMAINS THE SAME. YOU SHOULD GET A REVISED EMAIL BUT PLEASE FOLLOW THIS THREAD CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
They should have had the Navy fly him home, he'd be on time!!!August 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm #3364
Maybe so…but the pilot would be looking for a carrier on lake Travis for a place to land.August 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm #3365
not enough water in Travis to float that big of a "boat"August 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm #3366
Welcome Home Now FRIDAY
Another revised welcome home itinerary will soon be arriving in an email inbox near you…. SFC BELL'S FLIGHT HOME IS DELAYED AN ADDITIONAL 24 HOURS IN KUWAIT. AS OF NOW THE WELCOME HOME WILL BE FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST. THE TIMELINE TEMPLATE REMAINS THE SAME. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS THREAD CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
Terry (mototerry)August 13, 2011 at 2:28 am #3368
Tony sent me this link to some really Great Pics from this mission.
Thank you very much for all that could attend, your AWESOME !!!
Thanks again TonyAugust 13, 2011 at 5:21 am #3369
Thanks again to everyone that welcomed home SFC Rob Bell. I believe we had fifteen riders and three of those were two up. Lyn wrangled the flags and helped some of us stay cool with ice cold face towels and plenty of cold water. The addition of the Can-Am Spyder group helped make for a fantastic showing!!!
Ride SafeAugust 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm #3370
Tony why they call you crazy is beyond me awesome pics thank you..
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