SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION
MMCS Henry Hubbard, Sr, 74, US Navy, Retired, Vietnam Veteran
The family of Machinist Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer Henry Hubbard has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral and Committal Services of their Loved One.
Henry served in the US Navy for twenty one years, and left the service as a Machinist Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer. Among his decorations are the Vietnam Service Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.
Date: Wed, 27 May 20
Staging Time: 1005
Staging Location: OUTSIDE THE CEMETERY NEXT TO THE HIGHWAY, north of the entrance at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 SH 195, Killeen, TX 76542 (http://tinyurl.com/CenTexVetsCeme)
Flagline Establishment: 1025 +/- Once the Funeral Procession goes through the gates and gets ready to leave for the burial; we will strike the flagline depart quietly.
WX: A slight chance of showers between 0800 and 1400, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1400. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
1. Be at staging ON TIME.
2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
From LilDragon: Today was a great turnout. We had 12 members (10 adults and 2 kids), and I gave the two kids a "first time" pin. They were so proud.
Not knowing what will happen we established the flagline at 1020 to make sure we're there in case they arrive early. And it wasn't as hot as it was a few days ago even though plenty warm in the sun, but sometimes overcast helped.
We did the same we did last week, lined up outside the gate on both sides of the "road" that goes through the gate, just that this time we were many. 20 mins before 11 they arrived, lead by several PGR on bikes (PGR Austin, maybe some others, don't know), followed by the family. And we stood tall and silent. We got a big compliment from Mark (Wells) the RC from Austin PGR. Hippie talked to him (they know each other) and he then told me that Mark said that he was very impressed the way we looked when they arrived, looking great the way we stood in the flag line.
He's been PGR and RC for ages, already back then when I started PGR, so I think we can be proud to have received this compliment from him about our CenTex group.