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[2017] MSgt George Thurston, Retired US Army, Granada, Panama, SOF (207-17) 15 DEC 17

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[2017] MSgt George Thurston, Retired US Army, Granada, Panama, SOF (207-17) 15 DEC 17

Post by sgtmack » 08 Dec 2017, 15:15


The family of MSgt (Retired) George Earle Thurston, a US Army, Granada, Panama and Special Forces Veteran, requests the attendance and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside services and rendering of military honors of their loved one. Services were held on 8 December 2017 at Goodfellow AFB, Texas.

"He started his military career as an infantryman in the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard and Continental Color Guard under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He then transitioned into the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community with an assignment to the newly formed Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) at Ft. Bragg, NC. He spent the rest of his career in the SOF community with assignments to Ft. Drum, NY, Augsburg, West Germany, Ft. Devens, MA, and Ft. Eustis, VA. His combat operations included OPERATION URGENT FURY (Grenada), OPERATION JUST CAUSE (PANAMA), and other missions as assigned." ... ituaryInfo

REQUESTOR: Jason Thurston, Son

STAGING: 0915 Hours, Tuesday, December 12,2017
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING: 0930 Hours

INTERMENT: 1015 Hours (Shelter #2)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC: Pete Johnson

FC: Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

WEATHER: Hi 68 / Lo 44, 0% chance of rain, 35% Humidity


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for this patriot and their family. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE! NO LITTERING, INCLUDES CIGARETTE BUTTS!!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are there, not just the one we are honoring.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.


Mr. Jean "Dae Wi" Clark
Deputy State Captain
Patriot Guard, San Antonio, TX
Dignity, Honor, Respect
Cell: 210-452-2745

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