Thread subject: Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders :: Refugio V. Acuņa, 103, US Navy/WWII veteran, Austin, TX 05 JAN 2019

Posted by markwells on 01/03/2019 11:40

Revised timeline

Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the procession and interment service for Mr. Refugio V. Acuņa. Mr. Acuņa served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1945, leaving the service as an E2.

More details of his life can be found here:

Date/Time: Saturday, 05 Jan 2019. See timeline below.

Staging Location: Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. This is the location across the street from the DPS headquarters. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link:

9:30 - 9:50 am - Staging
9:50 am - Mission Briefing
KSU at the direction of the funeral director for the ride to Cook Walden Capitol Parks Pflugerville

Wx: Hi 67 deg, sunny

Notes: This mission is a law enforcement escorted procession from Cook Walden North Lamar to Cook Walden Pflugerville followed by a flag line for the 11 am burial service in Pflugerville.

Ride Captain: Mark Wells, , 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

Please attend this mission to honor this WWII sailor's service to our country.

Edited by markwells on 01/05/2019 13:57

Posted by markwells on 01/05/2019 14:08

Excellent turnout at today's mission with 20 patriots standing the flag line for Mr. Acuna. The staging location was a bit tight at Cook Walden, but we worked it out. Three off-duty APD motor officers escorted the procession to Pflugerville without incident.

The chilly morning gave way to a very pleasant mid-day. We had one new rider, Robert Graves. Welcome, Robert!

Many family and friends of Mr. Acuna walked the flag line thanking us at the conclusion of the interment service. Thank you to those in attendance for giving up part of your Saturday. Special thanks to Don for wrangling flags again.

RIP Mr. Refugio Acuna. Fair Winds and Following Seas.