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April 25, 2021 at 1:52 pm in reply to: SMSgt Jimmy Wayne Jean, 85, USAF (Ret), Georgetown, TX, 25 APR 2021 #5952
Nine Patriot Guard members attended the flag line for SMsg. Jean. The family thanked the members for their attendance. It was good to see Hugh Strawn and Don & Gretchen again.
Flag Wrangler Don had the flags up when we arrived. Thanks, Don.March 14, 2021 at 11:18 am in reply to: Carl W. Botkin, 74, US Army veteran, Bastrop, TX, 13 MAR 2021 #5923
10 Patriot Guard members, including two new attendees, participated in the flag line portion of the mission to honor Spec 4 Botkin. It was also satisfying that friends and members of his classic car club brought Mr. Botkins car to the service. Thanks to all who attended and especially to those that rode their bikes in iffy weather.October 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm in reply to: MSgt Gilbert S. Newfield, 91, USMC (Ret), Austin/Round Rock, 21 OCT 2020 #5584
8 PGR were at the funeral home for the flag line and 7 PGR traveled to the cemetery for military honors. Family was very appreciative that we were there.August 28, 2020 at 9:16 pm in reply to: Capt Grant Bogue, 91, USAF (Ret), Korea veteran, Kyle, TX, 28 AUG 2020 #5560
Nine Patriots attended the honors for captain Bogue; none chose to ride down to SA due to personal reasons. The funeral director did inform me that LEO had been obtained. About ten American Legion Riders showed up for a service ceremony and escort to FT. Sam Houston.August 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm in reply to: Richard Sivertsen, 73, US Army veteran, Georgetown, TX, 15 AUG 2020 #5556
Thanks to the nine Patriots who stood for Coach Sivertsen in the 105 degree heat. Mission was a little disorganized due to a change in venue but it was worked out in time for a impressive flag line.June 4, 2020 at 5:23 pm in reply to: MSgt Edward Row Chapman, 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Pflugerville, TX, 04 JUN 2020 #5525
Great showing today For MSgt Chapman, 17 Patriots showed up to honor Chapman. Don did an excellent job placing flags again. Thanks to all who braved the health crisis, riots and morons talking on the phone while driving.March 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm in reply to: Ronald P. Bobinsky, 87, US Army veteran, Georgetown, TX, 07 MAR 2020 #5504
!5 hardy Patriot Guard Riders showed up for Lt. Bobinski"s service even though the members of the flag line stood in the rain. We had two new members attend, thank you gentlemen. I sent 3 of the PGR members home due to their health conditions and the prospect of them having to stand in the cold rain. Good mission people, thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to Don, who makes the missions easy.January 26, 2020 at 12:08 am in reply to: PFC Zaesean R. Woodhouse, 19, US Army active duty, Round Rock, TX, 25 JAN 2020 #5491
13 Patriot Guard members attended the flag line in honor of young PFC Woodhouse. Their were also in attendance a contingent of approximately 20-25 Army personnel from Fort Carson, Colorado, led by a full Bird Colonel. He and his aides walked over to our staging area to thank us for being there to honor this young man. Flag line was somewhat longer in duration due to the family arriving late. All in all, a good mission.December 3, 2019 at 10:37 pm in reply to: Charles R. Collins, 82, USAF veteran, Florence, TX, 03 DEC 2019 #5468
The first part of the mission for A1C Collins consisted of 5 Patriots who stood in a flag line prior to the church service. Mrs. Collins, A1C Collin's widow came over to the staging area to thank the PGR for being there. The second half of the mission consisted of 8 PGR members in a flag line at the cemetery. Thanks to those that stood their second mission of the day.
Thanks to all who attended.November 3, 2019 at 5:40 pm in reply to: MAJ Harvey Harrell Storms, Jr., 34, US Army, Korea MIA/KIA, Pflugerville, TX, 02 NOV 2019 #5438
Ten bikes and three cages equated to thirteen patriots honoring Major Storms after sixty-nine years missing in action. Major Storms sons and sister plus many other attendees expressed their appreciation for us being there. Thank you all that attended.October 19, 2019 at 12:28 am in reply to: David Germick, 32, US Army/Iraq/Afghanistan veteran, Austin, TX, 17 OCT 2019 #5427
8 early birds arrived to honor SSG Germick and with the flags Don placed beforehand, made a terrific statement. It was sad to see the young family arrive but she had plenty of support.October 7, 2019 at 12:42 am in reply to: SPC Ethan C. Brown, 20, Active Duty US Army, Cedar Park, TX, 06 OCT 2019 #5414
Seven bikes and five cages carried a total of twelve Patriot Guard Members (including a new member, Chuck) to honor Cpl Brown at his memorial service. Cpl Brown"s mother, although distraught, came to where we were staging to thank us personally for being there for her son. Don arrived early and did a great job on the flags. Thanks to all who braved another record heat day to attend.October 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm in reply to: LCpl James L. Martinsen, 24, USMCR veteran, Elgin, TX, 01 OCT 2019 #5407
Six bikes and thirteen Patriots attended the mission for LCpl Martinsen. Because of the funeral home layout, we posted flags at two entrances. Service was well attended, with standing room only in the chapel and as expected, mostly young people. When the service started, we silently departed.September 20, 2019 at 9:30 pm in reply to: Tom Baxter Pickrel Jr, 68, USAF veteran, Cedar Park, TX, 20 SEP 2019 #5391
Three bikes and two cages, for a total of 5 hearty temperature ignorers stood the flag line for SGT Pickrel. Don placed several flags in strategic places so the effect was pretty good even with a small number of Patriots in attendance. The family expressed their appreciation several times. Thanks to those who braved yet another day of 100 degree heat.August 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm in reply to: Donald W. Greaves, 95, US Navy/WWII veteran, Georgetown, TX, 24 AUG 2019 #5376
7 Bikes, 2 cages & a flag truck equaled 11 Patriots manning a flag line in honor of Lt. Greaves. Family was very appreciative that we honored their loved one.