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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author CW2 Seffrood, 79, Army, Ret, Vietnam Vet, Bz Star (1OLC) Rec, of Copperas Cove, TX - Mon, 7 Jan 19

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Posted on 01/04/2019 22:32
CW2 Frank Seffrood, 79, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star (1OLC) Recipient, of Copperas Cove, TX

The family of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frank Seffrood has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral and Committal Services of their Loved One.

In July of 1959, Frank took the oath to defend our country and enlisted in the US Army. During his twenty three years in the Army, he obtained many medals and honors. To include: Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal w/Clasp, Bronze, 4 Loops; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm; Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal; First Class. He served in the United States Army until his retirement in 1979. He was a devoted public servant, serving six and a half years as a Copperas Cove City Councilman before being elected Mayor of the City of Copperas Cove in 2015; a position he held until his untimely passing. His entire obituary may be viewed here:

Date: Mon, 7 Jan 19


Staging Time: 0905

Staging Location: Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 (

Briefing: 0915

Flagline Establishment: 0925 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession.

Note: Be at staging TOPPED OFF.

Ride/Flag Captains:
Thomas "Sleepy" Weideman; 254.258.4901;
Gary "Saber8T" Blackburn; 254.702.4309;


Staging Time: 1105

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: Gary "Saber8T" Blackburn; 254.702.4309;

WX: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph.


1. Be at stagingS ON TIME.

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 Retired US Army Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
Edited by Holls419 on 01/04/2019 22:33
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