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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author SFC Willie J Shields, 72, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star, of Rosebud, TX - Mon, 2 Ju

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Posted on 06/29/2018 11:09
SFC Willie J Shields, 72, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star, of Rosebud, TX

The family of Sergeant First Class Willie J Shields has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral and Committal Services of their Loved One.

Willie served in the US Army and retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class. His full obituary may be found here:

Date: Mon, 2 Jul 18

Belton Staging Time: 0850

Belton Staging Location: McDonalds, 1601 East 6th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513 (

Belton Briefing: 0900

Belton KSU: 0910

Rosebud Staging Time: 1005

Rosebud Location: Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home, 111 S 2nd St, Rosebud, TX 76570 (

Rosebud Briefing: 1015

Flagline Establishment: 1025 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession.


1. Be at stagingS ON TIME and TOPPED OFF.

Ride Captain: George Winchester


Staging Time: 1405

Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 SH 195, Killeen, TX 76542 (

Setup & Briefing: Upon clearance and at the direction of the Ride Captain, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags, be briefed and await arrival of the procession.

Ride Captain: Thomas "Sleepy" Weideman; 254.258.4901;

WX: Sunny, with a high near 98. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.


1. Be at stagingS ON TIME and TOPPED OFF.

2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

Please join us in honoring this US Army Retired Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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