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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author LTC Eugene Cargile, 83, Army, Ret, Vietnam Vet, PH/(2x) Bz Star Medal Rec - Wed, 1 Sep 21

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Posted on 08/30/2021 20:46
LTC Eugene Cargile, 83, US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, Purple Heart and (2x) Bronze Star Medal Recipient, OF Lago Vista, TX

The family of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Cargile has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One.

Eugene was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, Class of 1963. His radio call sign was “Rough Rider 6,” and his fiercest loyalty was to his country and the US Army. Eugene Cargile served in the Army for twenty four years in various assignments to include the 82nd Airborne Division, MACV Vietnam, the 1st Cavalry Division (twice), the Pentagon, and the 8th Infantry Division, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Honored for his bravery and leadership, Eugene received multiple awards and decorations including: Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal with Device, Air Medal (OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (Valor), Purple Heart (OLC), and Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC).

Eugene’s exemplary service as an Infantry Battalion Commander resulted in acts of a warrior’s bravery that distinguished him among his peers as a strong, compassionate military leader. Eugene also served effectively as the Deputy Executive Director to the Adjutant General of Texas. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans and the 5th Battalion 7th Cavalry Association. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 21

Staging Time: 0905

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 97. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.


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 Army Vietnam Veteran, Purple Heart and two time Bronze Star Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
Edited by Holls419 on 08/30/2021 20:47
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