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Manuel "Cowboy" Donley, 92, US Army veteran, Austin, TX 10 JUL 2020
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Posted on 07/04/2020 14:07

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Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Manuel Donley. Mr. Donley served one year in the US Army from 1945 to 1946 as a corpsman. He left the service as a Private First Class. He went on to a decades-long career as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, becoming known as the “Godfather of Tejano music”.

More about his life can be read here: https://www.state...onley-dies

Date/Time: Friday, 10 July 2020. Funeral mass begins at 11 am.

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1206 East 9th St, Austin, Texas 78702. We will stage at the church.
map link: https://goo.gl/ma...tKa5uujxY6

9:45 - 10:20 am - Staging
10:20 am - Briefing
10:30 am - Flagline

Wx: Hot, high 100 deg, partly cloudy.

Notes: Bring water for yourself and a friend. All riders must wear a face covering in compliance with local health directives. Maintain social distancing protocols. Following the start of the church service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

Ride Captain: Keith Brown, , (512) 422-6310
Flag Wrangler: Max Vasquez

Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's service to our country.
Edited by markwells on 07/07/2020 15:07
Mark Wells
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Posted on 07/11/2020 19:40

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On a day when there were three missions we had 6 patriots show up to honor Private First Class Manuel Donley. The coach arrived early and waited outside the church. Due to COVID-19 the church did not open until 10:30. The group formed the flag line ahead of schedule so that we would be in place before Mr. Donley entered the church. As the church bells marked the start of the service we furled the flags and departed quietly. God Bless the family, those that attended and those that could not.
Keith 'SQUIBBY' Brown
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