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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author MSG John Sweitzer, Army, Ret, Vietnam Vet, Bronze Star - Thu, 15 Jun 17

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Posted on 06/14/2017 00:58
MSG John Thompson Sweitzer, 79, US Army, Ret, Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient, Harker Heights, TX

The family of Master Sergeant John Sweitzer has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One.

John served in the US Army for over 20 years and retired. He then worked and retired from Civil Service on Fort Hood. John enjoyed bingo, watching movies, collecting movies, John Wayne, poker games, and spending time with his family. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, and DAV. John's full obituary may be found here:!/Obituary

Date: Thu, 15 Jun 17

Staging Time: 1105

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, Texas 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 from Crotty Funeral Home.

WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


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: Howard “IndianJay” Byerley; 254.415.1895;

Please join us in honoring this Retired US Army Noncommissioned Officer, Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation and our Veteran Community.
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