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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author BGen Taylor, USMC, WWII/Korea/Vietnam Vet, Sil Star/LoM Rec - Thu, 29 Jul 21

Posts: 528
Location: Temple
Joined: 04/23/13
Posted on 07/27/2021 19:48
SHORT NOTICE CenTex Addendum to Austin Honor Mission
BGen Robert W Taylor, 97, US Marine Corps, WWII/Korea/Vietnam Veteran, Silver Star/Legion of Merit Recipient, OF Cedar Park, TX

The family of Brigadier General Robert W Taylor has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One. Members who wish to attend the Austin portion of the mission, you may find staging time & location on the Austin Website at

Bob spent thirty three years in the Marine Corps. He served in World War II, Korea (1950-1951), and in Vietnam. His commands include CO Marine Rifle Company, Marine Jet Fighter Squadron, Marine Air Group, Marine Air Wing, and Marine Air bases Western Area. Other assignments include duty with the Marine Air Reserves, Head of the Leadership curriculum at the U.S. Naval Academy, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Pentagon), and Director of Marine Amphibious Warfare School. His awards include The Silver Star, Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and thirteen air medals. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 21

Staging Time: 1305

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.

WX: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1300. Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.


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.

Ride Captain: Charles "Hippie" Overfield; 254.410.2502;

Please join us in honoring this Retired US Marine Corps Retired Officer, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Veteran, Silver Star and Legion of Merit Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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