Weldon Whitten, 92, US Navy/WWII veteran, Georgetown, TX, 02 JUN 2018

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Weldon Whitten. Mr. Whitten served in the US Navy for two years during WWII aboard the USS Grafton. He was discharged in 1946 as a Boatswain's Mate 2nd class.

    Additional information about his life can be read here: http://www.ramseyfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=2107492

    Date/Time: Saturday, 02 June 2018. Memorial service to begin at 10 am.

    Location: Wesleyan at Estrella Independent Living, 139 Estrella Crossing, Georgetown, Texas 78628. We will stage at the senior home near the building entrance.
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ozitA4aSntB2

    9:00 – 9:25 am – Staging
    9:25 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 102 deg, sunny

    Notes: This will be a flag line only for the memorial service. Since the service takes place on the 3rd floor we will place some of the flag line upstairs outside the chapel and some at the building entrance foyer, per the Ride Captain's direction. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart. Burial will be a private affair later in the day in Elgin.

    Ride Captain: Russ Miller, navyvetad2@gmail.com, (512) 636-9692
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this WWII veteran's service many years ago.

    The Ghost

    14 souls, 10 bikes, 4 cages arrived to render honors for Boatswain's Mate 2nd class Whitten. We placed 4 flags at the entrance ways to the room where the memorial service was to be held and had a very nice, balanced flag line at the entrance. The family was a little late in organizing their entrance to the memorial room so flag line was held a little longer but not excessively so. The family was very appreciative of our attendance. Thanks to all who attended

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