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Author CPO Michael J Estep, 65, US Navy, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, OF Marlin, TX - Mon, 30 Jul 18

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Posted on 07/26/2018 20:02
CPO Michael J Estep, 65, US Navy, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, OF Marlin, TX

The family of Chief Petty Officer Michael J Estep has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Procession and Committal Services of their Loved One.

Michael Joseph Estep joined the US Navy in 1972. After twenty one and a half years, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer. In the US Navy, Michael Joseph Estep earned numerous citations, ribbons, medals, and badges: Navy Achievement Medal (2), Marksmanship Rifle Expert, National Defense Service Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (3), Navy ā€œEā€ Ribbon (3), .45 Caliber Expert, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Naval Reserve Armed Forces Medal. He was a Vietnam veteran and served on numerous ships in the Persian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and South Pacific. In this, Michael received the Sailor of the Year 1987 award from the USS Exultant. He served as Post Commander for the American Legion Post 31 in Marlin, TX, and contributed to the advancement of the American Legion programs and activities dedicated to God and country. He served also as Chaplain of the American Legion Riders. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Mon, 30 Jul 18


Belton Staging Time: 0625

Belton Location: McDonalds, 1601 East 6th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513 (

Belton Briefing: 0635

Belton KSU: 0645

Marlin Staging Time: 0810

Marlin Staging Location: Adams Funeral Home, 129 Coleman St, Marlin, TX 76661 (

Marlin Briefing: 0820

Marlin KSU: 0830 +/- At the discretion of the Funeral Director.

Note: Be at staging TOPPED OFF.

Ride Captain: Thomas "Sleepy" Weideman; 254.258.4901;


Staging Time: 0905

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: Gary "Saber8T" Blackburn; 254.702.4309;

WX: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.


1. Be at stagingS ON TIME and TOPPED OFF.

2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

Please join us in honoring this US Navy Retired Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
Edited by Holls419 on 07/27/2018 08:49
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