Thread subject: Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders :: Billy Mark Martin, 70, USMC/Vietnam veteran, Georgetown, TX, 14 JAN 2019

Posted by markwells on 01/10/2019 14:40

Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Billy Mark Martin. Mr. Martin served in the US Marine Corps, enlisting in 1967. He fought in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1970 as a Corporal E-4.

Additional information about his life can be read here:

Date/Time: Monday, 14 January 2019. Funeral service begins at 10 am.

Location: Cook Walden Georgetown, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link:

9:00 9:20 am - Staging
9:20 am - Briefing
9:30 am - Flag line

Wx: Hi 57 deg, sunny

Notes: This is a flag line only at the funeral home. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial will take place the same day at 1 pm at CTSVC in Killeen. Centex PGR will be in attendance.

Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, , (512) 751-8955
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this Marine's service and sacrifice for our nation.

Edited by markwells on 01/08/2019 10:52

Posted by keithlongacre on 01/14/2019 19:32

In spite of the cold & wind, we had 10 true Americans standing a flag line for this Viet Nam veteran Marine. We also had 3 Marines from the local Marine Corps League detachment attending the service. At the start of service, FD, Brandy, relayed the family really wanted a PGR flag escort to the cemetery. So 3 of us stayed & attended the service while Warren went home to get his trik. ( all the way to Burnett ). Shortly after 1 o'clock, Joe, & I led the hearse, while Warren follow putting his flags right in front of the family. Thanks to Don & Marine, Chuck K. for pre posting US & Marine flags. What a visual.

Thank you Martin family for giving us the privilege & honor of serving you is this special way. Like Billy, "I Can Only Imagine." God Bless.