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**REVISED INFO. **FINAL ITINERARY: ERNIE PAYNE (77) UNITED STATES ARMY VIETNAM – ETPGR – MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2023 – MARSHALL
January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This is the final itinerary for the
Patriot Guard Riders
Mission To Honor Ernie Payne (77)
United States Army Vietnam
January 9, 2023
Born: July 29, 1946
Died: January 7, 2023
The family has requested that the PGR be present.
The Mission is a ‘go’ and all contacts have been made.
FACE MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS MISSION:
Flags will be spaced at 10 ft. to allow for buffer.
SHORT BIO: Mr. Payne entered the Army October 1966 achieved the rank of E-5, earning the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal W/3 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and was Honorably Discharged July 1968. **Ernie was also a long time and loyal East Texas Patriot Guard Rider who stood tall and silent for many KIA, ADD, as well as others that went before him. **
Services: 3:00 pm Monday January 9, 2023, Colonial Gardens in the Mausoleum, Elysian Fields Rd Highway 31, Marshall, TX 75672 under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home Marshall
Staging: Colonial Gardens From: 2:00 pm To: 2:30 pm with riders meeting at 2:30 pm.
PGR WILL FOLD AND PRESENT THE FLAG
Map link staging area: https://goo.gl/maps/NhppKquKnf6PWgoQ8
Ride Captain: Bill Parrish
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Captain: Lee Clegg
Email Address: email@example.com
Weather Report: high will be close to _63__, (Notations:)
Please hydrate often, including the night before. Carry rain gear if needed.
ALL GROUPS, CLUBS and INDEPENDENTS ARE WELCOME.
The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The Flag Line is open to all who wish to participate.
Stand tall and silent as you honor this fallen veteran and family. Please ride or drive safe and defensively to this mission.
Thanks again for your participation with ET PGR.
*** Safety Notice ***
Before volunteering and / or attending any Patriot Guard Riders mission we encourage you to review all safety information below.
Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of; however, this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards during any mission.
Anyone attending an East Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AT AND DURING ANY MISSION.
Funeral Processions / Escorts / Flag Line
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY at all times while riding in a funeral procession or standing in a Flag Line.
At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block an intersection or otherwise impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement Officials (LEO’S) are authorized to block and / or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.
If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic. Your bike overall condition: including tires, brakes and lighting should be in good operating condition. It is very important for the safety of all who participate. If you see a safety issue, notify the Ride Captain at the first opportunity.
It’s every RIDER’S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to hydrate prior to attending a mission.
Begin drinking water the night be-ore. Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated. During this time of the season, it is very important you know your limitations. Let the Ride Captain or Flag Captain know if you need a break.
It is strongly encouraged that everyone should go to the Patriot Guard’s national web site www.patriotguard.org mission thread and post a brief message of condolence/sympathy to the family on the loss of their loved one. It’s been mentioned more than once that those kind words brought great comfort to a Spouse, Mother, Father, and family.
Ride Captain: Bill Parrish
Marshall, Texas USA