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January 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm in reply to: CSM DeLeon B.L. Weston, 83, US Army (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Georgetown, TX, 20 JAN 2021 #5735
We had a really nice showing of 10 Patriots who stood tall in the chilly and wet weather conditions today to honor Command Sergeant Major DeLeon Bobby Louis Weston. CSM Weston’s immediate family members came outside to walk the flag-line to greet us all and thank us each personally for being there. Our group also had the pleasure of welcoming two new “first-mission” members into our fold; Tim Foppiano and Greg Bourland, welcome to the AUS/PGR!
Thank you to all of you who took time out of your day to honor CSM Weston and thank you CSM Weston for your dedicated and distinguished 30 years of service to our grateful nation. Godspeed to you good sir and RIP!
AUS/PGR R/CJanuary 22, 2021 at 6:36 pm in reply to: Samuel Dibble, Jr., 71, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Cameron, TX, 16 Jan 2021 #5731
It was cool, sunny day for a ride out to Cameron to honor the service of Mr. Samuel “Sammie” Dibble. We had 17 in the flag line, a great turnout due in no small part to the Centex riders who rode down. We had folks from Houston and Lampasas, and a first time rider as well.
Four riders stood with flags at the two entrances off the busy main road, eliciting many honks in appreciation from the vehicles passing by. Don staked other flags where they made a big impact.
Centex brought their support trailer, so we made good use of that at the cemetery. It was a brief graveside ceremony, but the family and friends present said we “made a big difference”.
I hope all made it home safety.
RIP, Mr. Dibble. Thank you for your service.January 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm in reply to: SPC Connor Hughes, 21, active duty ANG, Austin, TX, 16 JAN 2021 #5728
With 2 missions at the same time miles apart we still had 9 members show up to show respect and to honor Connor. The memorial service was held on the school practice football field with dozens of attendees including lots of military from his unit. We first formed a flag line beside the field behind the seating area but as more & more folks arrived, we repositioned to a small overlook hill further back.
Even in death, Connor was helping others. Total strangers will receive his donated organs. God’s speed soldier. You will be well received by the Supreme healer.
We also welcomed a new rider, Gary Myers & one returning rider from awhile back. Great to have you both.January 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm in reply to: Procession, John L. Shuffield, 79, US Navy veteran, Cameron, TX, 05 JAN 2021 #5726
It was a bit chilly this morning for the eight riders on seven motorcycles who rode with respect for Mr. Shuffield’s service to our country. We had LEO escort most of the way, and where we didn’t was open country road. It was encouraging to see oncoming vehicles pull to the shoulder along the route.
Thanks to all who attended today. RIP Mr. John Louie “Bubba” Shuffield.January 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm in reply to: Lt Col John W. Smith III, 91, US Navy/USAF (Ret), Korea/Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 02 JAN 2021 #5724
21 Patriot Guard personnel attended the Services for LtCol. Smith. We had three new riders attend and the furthest rider came from Pasadena. The family was very appreciative that we were there. Thanks to all that participated in a rather long mission and hope all who attended made it home safely.January 22, 2021 at 6:28 pm in reply to: James Ray Bridges, 73, US Army/ANG/Vietnam veteran, Granger, TX, 23 DEC 2020 #5721
It was a beautiful day at the Granger City Cemetery to honor Mr. Bridges service to country and community. We got to visit with some of his relatives at the staging location beforehand, and ten of us stood the flag line at the well attended graveside service.
Thanks again to Don for bringing the flags and staking a few at the gravesite early.
We were honored to fold the flag draped over his casket. Perry Koehn and Keith Brown folded the flag, and Juan Gonzales presented it to Mr. Bridges son, Steve. They performed it perfectly.
RIP, James Ray Bridges.