Joe Veracruz

Jan 14th 9:30 am - 9:30 am
US Air Force
Vietnam era Veteran
MRC - Perry Sampley
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Mission Summary

Classification 

Retired Military 

Military Branch 

United States Air Force 

Military Service 

Mr. Veracruz honorably served in the United States Air Force for 30 years.

Campaigns

Vietnam era (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service

Obituary

Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Joe Q. Veracruz, Sr, was born on May 20th, 1937 in Rosebud, Texas. He passed away on December 29, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. 

Photo Permission

Yes

MRC

Perry Sampley

PSampley@msn.com

(214) 334-7417 

Ride Captain 2 

Mark Gravit

putt4dou@msn.com

(720) 422-9221 

 

 

Part 1

Segment

Funeral service and procession 

Mission Date 

01/14/2019 

Staging Time 

09:30 

Briefing Time

09:45

In Position/KSU Time

10:00

Starting Time 

10:30 

Staging Point 

St Cecilia Catholic Church 

Staging Address 

1801 W. Davis St

Dallas, TX 75208 

Map Link 

Link to Map 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Mr. Veracruz has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service, ride with him one last time and stand again at his internment.

After the Mission Brief, the Riders will establish the Flag Line and await the arrival of Mr. Veracruz family and friends. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, receive the Safety Brief and prepare to accompany the procession to the cemetery. Riders not participating in the procession will proceed to the DFW cemetery and assist with setting up the flags. 

Procession 

Escort Provided 

Support 

Yes, Flags Only, Water Only Terry Carr 

 

 

Part 2

 

Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 

01/14/2019 

Part 2 Staging Time 

11:45 

Part 2 Briefing Time

12:00

Part 2 In Position/KSU Time

12:15

Part 2 Starting Time 

12:30

Part 2 Time(s) Estimated

Yes

Part 2 Staging Point

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Part 2 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 2 Details 

Riders will stage at the Visitor’s Center of DFW National Cemetery. After the mission briefing, Honor Bikes will be Selected, and they will move to the appropriate staging lane. Remaining riders will proceed to Shelter C, set the flags and await the arrival of Mr. Veracruz family and friends. After the service, flags will be returned to the storage locker and riders will be debriefed and dismissed. 

Part 2 Support 

No

 

*** SAFETY NOTICE ***

Before volunteering and/or attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders missions 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.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession. 

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials 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. 

High Temperatures

It's every RIDER'S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to hydrate prior to attending a mission. 

Begin drinking water the night before.  Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated.

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