Thread subject: Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders :: MSG Roy Sharp, 81, US Army (Ret), Vietnam veteran, Georgetown, TX 24 FEB 2020

Posted by markwells on 02/19/2020 20:44
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Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for MSG Roy Sharp. MSG Sharp served 24 years in the Army including deployment to the Vietnam conflict.

Additional information about his life can be read here when published: https://www.ramse.../roy-sharp

Date/Time: Monday, 24 February 2020. Memorial service begins at 2 pm.

Location: The Worship Place, 811 Sun City Blvd, Georgetown, TX 78633. This church is in Sun City. We will stage at the church.
map link: https://goo.gl/ma...hSn7BmNSKv

Timeline:
12:50 - 1:20 pm - Staging
1:20 pm - Briefing
1:30 pm - Flag line

Wx: Hi 65 deg, sunny

Notes: This is a flag line only at the church. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

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

Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this soldier's long, brave service to our nation.

Edited by markwells on 02/20/2020 23:44

Posted by keithlongacre on 02/24/2020 15:51
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The term Semper Gumby came into play again today as 14 fellow patriots stood in honor & respect for MSG Sharp & his family. Flags were staked at the main entrance & driveway but we were informed that the the service was to be held in the Chapel not the Sanctuary but the family would be entering by way of the main entrance. When they did not show, we moved to the other side of the building to the Chapel entrance. Turns out. they came to the Chapel entrance instead. Shortly after the start of the service, the family & friends came outside. for the presentation of the rifle volley & taps. After they all returned inside, we departed quietly.
Thanks again to a super job by Flag Wrangler, Don. And Welcome to new member Butch. Thanks also to SC. PGR member, John who took time out of his vacation. Another big thanks goes to Page & Don for staying on the main side just in case.
You all are super for helping families get through this time in their lives.

Edited by keithlongacre on 02/24/2020 15:53