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Leon Thomas, 90, US Army Vietnam veteran, Austin, TX, 11 NOV 2017
markwells
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Posted on 11/07/2017 20:30
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Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Leon Thomas. Mr. Thomas served in the US Army including service in Vietnam. He retired from the service as a Sergeant First Class after 27 years

When published info about his life can be found here: http://www.alcbf....-Thomas-6/

Date/Time: Saturday, 11 November 2017. Funeral service scheduled at 11 am.

Location: Grant AME Worship Center, 1701 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758. We will stage at the church.
Map link: https://goo.gl/ma...GLy6pCswaz

Timeline:
10:00 am - 10:20 am Staging
10:20 am - Briefing
10:30 am - Flag line

Wx: Hi 74 deg, mostly cloudy

Notes: Stay hydrated! Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. After the start of the funeral service we will stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to Cook Walden Capital Parks cemetery in Pflugerville where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

Ride Captain: Mark Wells
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

Commemorate Veteran's Day by honoring the service of this Vietnam veteran.
Edited by markwells on 11/10/2017 15:57
Mark Wells
Austin
 
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Posted on 11/11/2017 16:25
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14 bikes and 18 patriots came out to honor SFC Leon Thomas today. Nice going, Austin PGR!

After concluding the flag line at he church, we waited quite a while for the service to conclude and the procession to the cemetery in Pflugerville to begin. Many thanks to the Travis County Constables for the outstanding job securing the route.

Was a bit of semper gumby once we got to the cemetery as the grave site location was not as reported, but we didn't miss a beat and adjusted smoothly. At the conclusion of the grave side service those gathered turned and applauded the PGR. That was a first in my experience.

Thank you to all who attended and did such a wonderful job honoring SFC Thomas, and by extension all veterans who have served our nation. Thank you Don for once again being there with the flags.

RIP SFC Leon Thomas.
Mark Wells
Austin
 
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