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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author Sgt Nelson Jr, 79, USMC, Vietnam Vet, (2x) Purple Heart Rec - Tue, 20 Feb 24

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Location: Troy
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Posted on 02/17/2024 08:01
Sgt Jack Lyman Nelson Jr, 79, US Marine Corps, Vietnam Veteran, (2x) Purple Heart Recipient, of Copperas Cove, TX

The family of Sergeant Jack Nelson Jr has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Procession and Committal Services of their Loved One.

In 1964, Jack joined the United States Marine Corps and upon completing his basic training he went aboard Ship on deployment. While in the Marine Corps he received The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Purple Hearts, Combat Action Ribbon, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, and Presidential Unit Citation. After becoming one hundred percent disabled, he was discharged from the Military with an Honorable Discharge. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 24


Staging Time: 1140

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

Briefing: 1150

KSU: 1200 +/- at the discretion of the Funeral Director.

Note: Be at staging TOPPED OFF.

Ride Captain: Thomas "Sleepy" Weideman; 254.258.4901;


Staging Time: 1205

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: Ingrid "LilDragon" Ruble; 254.415.1146;

WX: Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 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.

3. Only PGR motorcycles will be permitted in this procession.

Please join us in honoring this US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, two time Purple Heart Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
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