William H. “Bill” Alston, 97, WWII/US Army Air Corps veteran, Buda, TX, 10 Jan 2023

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Bill Alston.  Mr. Alston enlisted in the US Army out of high school in 1943.  He served three years in the US Army Air Corps during WWII as a B-25 flight engineer.  He left the service as a sergeant.

    More about his life can be read here: William “Bill” Alston obituary

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 10 January 2023.  Rosary at 9:30 am, funeral mass at 10:00 am

    Location: Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1100 Main St, Buda, TX 78610.

    map link: https://goo.gl/maps/QnYx22fcWV3NggJm9

    8:30 – 8:50 am – Staging
    8:50 am – Briefing
    9:00 – 9:35 am – Flag line

    Wx: 72 deg hi, sunny

    Notes: We will stand the flag line prior to the start of the rosary portion.  Mr Alston will be brought into the church during this time. After the start of the rosary service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the LEO escorted procession to the Luling City Cemetery, an approximately 40 mile ride where we will have a flag line for the interment ceremony.

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

    Please attend to honor the service of this veteran who defended freedom many years ago.

    The Ghost

    11 Patriot Guard riders attended the honors for SGT Alston at the church in Buda, 2 cages, 9 bikes. 6 of the riders chose to join the procession to the Luling cemetery. The family was very appreciative that we attended and the funeral director suggested a slight change in the flag line-up that worked very well. Thanks to all who took precious time to attend and as always, a special thanks to our Flag Wranglers.

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