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April 25, 2021 at 6:59 am in reply to: Col Rex Ethan Cloud 81, USAF (Ret), Vietnam Vet, Georgetown, TX, 24 APR 2021 #5951
The Austin PGR was in Georgetown Texas today (4-24-2021) to stand for Rex Ethan Cloud. The Family called Rex the World’s Greatest Fighter Pilot. He served in Southeast Asia and completer 255 combat sorties in an F-4 Phantom and later he took to the air in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Rex left the Air Force as a Colonel with 4,300 flying hours. Nine PGR members were proud to honor COL Rex Cloud. Rest in peace COL Rex Cloud.October 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm in reply to: MSG Charles Edward Lightfoot, Jr., 69, US Army (Ret), Georgetown, TX, 28 OCT 2020 #5588
The Austin Patriot Guard Riders stood in a flag for MSG Charles Edward Lightfoot, Jr. MSG Lightfoot (69) was drafted during the Vietnam war and elected to join the Army. He made it a life-long career and retired as a Master Sergeant in December 2010. He did multiple tours throughout the world during his career. The weather was cold however 8 PGR braved the cold. Charles brother also an Army veteran thank each one of us personally.September 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm in reply to: Richard Sanders, 95, US Navy, WWII veteran, Burnet, TX, 02 SEP 2020 #5565
The Patriot Guard Riders were in Burnet, TX to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Richard Sanders. Mr. Sanders served honorably in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. We had 10 PGR members standing in flag lines at the Funeral Home and at the Cemetery. Six motorcycles escorted Mr. Sanders to his final rest. Nickie and her helpers had everything set up when the PGR arrived at the cemetery. Many thanks Nicki.August 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm in reply to: Ground Breaking Ceremony, Home for Army SGT Kristopher Biggs, Georgetown, TX, 27 AUG 2020 #5559
The Austin PGR Participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new home in Georgetown TX For Army Sergeant Christopher Biggs. There was a procession led by Police, Fire Department and the PGR. We had six motorcycles and two cages with nine standing the flag line. A large crowd gathered For Sergeant Biggs who was wounded during his second tour In Iraq. Biggs was humbled and showed great appreciation for his future home.July 11, 2020 at 1:05 am in reply to: Mark C. Stevenson, 64, USMC veteran, Cedar Park, TX, 10 JUL 2020 #5531
The Austin PGR was in Cedar Park, TX today to honor Mark C. Stevenson. Mark served in the USMC 1975-1976. Mark Stevenson was honorably discharged as a Private.
We had 12 PGR members stand in the flag line. We also had 6 PGR members escort Mark Stevenson to the cemetery. We had one first timer today. The weather was HOT but we had shade.June 2, 2020 at 1:07 am in reply to: Procession, Alejandro Sanchez Jr., 84, US Army veteran, Pflugerville, TX, 01 JUN 2020 #5524
The Austin Patriot Guard served as an escort from Pflugerville, TX to CTSVC for Alejandro (Alex) Sanchez Jr. Alex served in the US Army from 1976-1979 and afterwards served in Army National Guard. He was employed at the DPS as a press operator. His wife Vicki thanked the PGR over and over. There were 6 Big Flag Bikes in the procession and the weather held good.
RC: Warren LongacreDecember 22, 2019 at 2:13 am in reply to: Charles Edward Goss, 86, USMC/Korea veteran, Cedar Park, TX, 21 DEC 2019 #5475
The Patriot Guard Riders participated in the funeral services for Charles Edward Goss. Mr. Goss served in the US Marine Corps for three years beginning in 1953 and was deployed to Korea. He continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1961. He left the service as a Sergeant. Six PGR went to Cedar Park TX to honor Sergeant Gross. Two of our PGR went into the service with the Marine League and they looked impressive in Their uniforms.
F/R: Don Ferguson R/C: Warren LongacreNovember 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm in reply to: Eugene 'Gino' Arthur Aquilino, Jr., 64, USMC veteran, Hutto, TX, 06 NOV 2019 #5443
The Austin PGR stood up for Geno Aquilino, Jr. 64 of Round Rock, Tx. Mr. Aquilino was in the USMC during Vietnam and he left the Corps as a Corporal. Geno then pursued a career with the Buffalo NY. Fire Department for 27 years. During that time He was decorated for bravery several times. We had 8 PGR in the Flag Line. Thanks to all who came for Geno Aquilino.
F/W: Don Ferguson R/C: Warren LongacreOctober 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm in reply to: Willie Jerry Gore, 75, USAF/Vietnam veteran, Taylor, TX, 26 OCT 2019 #5434
AUS PGR was in Taylor, TX today to stand up for Willie Jerry Gore 75. Willie Gore enlisted in the US Air Force in Jan 1963 and served until Nov 1966, including a Vietnam tour. He left the service as a Senior Airman. He then obtained his Associates in Law Enforcement degree and served as a Texas State Trooper from 1967 to 1981. We had 7 PGR members standing a flag line at the Church, riding in the funeral procession and a 2nd flag line at the Cemetery. The family walked the flag line and thanked us for honoring Willie Gore.
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Ride Captain: Warren LongacreOctober 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm in reply to: Troy H. Brossett, 84, US Navy veteran, Georgetown, TX, 17 OCT 2019 #5426
The Austin PGR Stood up For Troy Howard Brossett 84, at the Grace Bible Church in Georgetown Tx.
Troy was in the US Navy from 1953 to 1957, leaving the service as a Hospital Corpsman PO3.
Troy enjoyed his church, golf, dancing, cooking, traveling, Sun City Card Club, Bible Study and his family.
This was the second mission for the day and eight PGR came from an early mission to honor Troy Bressett.
Flag Wrangler Don Ferguson had flags placed at the walkway to the church and it look perfect.
Thank You Don
Ride Captain—Warren LongacreOctober 2, 2019 at 11:52 pm in reply to: Oran F. Graham, 87, USAF veteran, Austin, TX, 02 OCT 2019 #5409
The Austin PGR stood in a Flag Line to honor Airman First Class Oran F Graham, 87 of Austin.Oran trained as an auto mechanic in USAF. He continued being an auto mechanic in private life.We had 12 PGR standing for Airman First Class Oran F Graham. Austin LEO led us to the cemetery where we set up a second Flag Line. The Family thanks the PGR for being there for Oran.
F/W Don Ferguson (thanks Don great job).
R/C Warren LongacreSeptember 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm in reply to: Mark Lyle Walker, 58, US Navy/Unaccompanied veteran, Cedar Park, TX, 26 SEP 2019 #5402
The Austin PGR stood tall for Mark Lyle Walker an unaccompanied veteran. Mr. Walker served in the US Navy as a submariner. There were 14 PGR in Cedar Park, TX. And 37 Other Motorcycles from difference clubs. We had 42 people on the flag line. We had LEO lead the way to CTSVC in Killeen for interment. Hundreds of people were at the cemetery when we arrived. Mark Walker is no longer alone may he rest in peace. Thanks to Don Ferguson for a great job Handling all the flags and RC Keith Longacre and RC Russ Miller For assisting
R/C Warren Longacre,August 23, 2019 at 11:25 pm in reply to: Edward Otto "Rusty" Kohler, Jr., 73, US Army/Vietnam veteran, Pflugervile, TX, 23 AUG 2019 #5375
The PGR went to Pflugerville, TX to stand up for Mr. Rusty Kohler. Rusty Kohler served in the US Army from 1968 to 1973 and was an MP in Vietnam. He left the military as a Sergeant. Rusty also served in the Austin Police Dept. After retiring from the APD in 1996 he joined the Bastrop Sheriff office as a deputy and served from 1997 to 2009. We had 14 PGR members in the flag line. Some came in cages however most came on their bikes. The temp was under 100 degrees finally so that was good.
RC—Warren Longacre—————–FW—Don FergusonAugust 9, 2019 at 12:55 am in reply to: Brandon Wayne Wright, 34, USMC/Iraq veteran, Kyle, TX, 08 AUG 2019 #5367
The Austin Patriot Guard went to Kyle, TX today to stand up for Brandon Wayne Wright,34. Brandon served in the US Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq 2007-2008. Brandon Wright reached the rank of Corporal and received many Ribbons and Service Medals. He played football in school and college and was active as EMT and the Fire Department.
The PGR had 9 motorcycle and 2 cages in the 100 plus degree weather. There were 10 PGR standing in the flag line. A lot of family and friends were so thankful that the PGR would do this for their love one.
After the service LEO led us to Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery. We had 6 PGR and 2 family riders in the procession to San Antonio. The san Antonio PGR took over at the cemetery.
RC Warren Longacre——-FR Nicki CampbellJuly 27, 2019 at 12:53 am in reply to: Updated, CPL Billy Joe Butler, 19, US Army MIA/KIA Korea, Kerrville, TX, 26 JUL 2019 #5360
The PGR went to Kerrville, TX to stand for PFC Billy Joe Butler. Billy Joe join the Army in 1948 .Two years later his unit was captured and he was held prisoner in North Korea, unfortunately he died in prison and he never came home for 68 years. The town of Kerrville came out and hundreds of people lined the roads with US Flags as we escorted PFC Billy Joe Butler to the Cemetery. A big present of Law enforcement officers and Fire Trucks were for there for Billy Joe Butler. There were 29 motorcycle and some cages. The flag line had 38 people.
Ride Caption Keith Longacre led a group out from Austin. And a group of PGR came from San Antonio and the rest of us came from all direction (Rest in Pease Billy Joe). Thanks for everyone that came.
Ride caption Warren Longacre——Flag wrangler Nicki Campbell