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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author SGT Neil Cochran, 65, USMC, Veteran, OF Georgetown, TX - Wed, 9 Jan 19

Posts: 213
Location: Temple
Joined: 04/23/13
Posted on 01/05/2019 22:11
CenTex Addendum to Austin Honor Mission
SGT Neil Cochran, 65, USMC, Veteran, OF Georgetown, TX

The family of Sergeant Neil Cochran has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One.

Neil served in the US Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve from 1971 to 1977, and left the service as a Sergeant. His entire obituary may be viewed here:

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 19

Staging Time: 1205

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.

WX: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 5 to 10 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: Gary "Saber8T" Blackburn; 254.702.4309;

Please join us in honoring this US Marine Corps Veteran selfless service to our Great Nation.


Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Neil Cochran. Mr. Cochran served in the US Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve from 1971 to 1977. He left the service as a Sergeant.

Additional information about his life can be read here:

Date/Time: Wednesday, 09 January 2019. Funeral service begins at 10 am.

Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link:,-97.7463572,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x86452af901b422d9:0xf9ada248d3023cc2!8m2!3d30.7026692!4d-97.7467439

8:50 - 9:20 am - Staging
9:20 am - Briefing
9:30 am - Flag line

Wx: Hi 59 deg, partly cloudy.

Notes: This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Following the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Burial will follow at the CTSVC in Killeen at 1 pm. Centex PGR will be in attendance.

Ride Captain: Warren Longacre,, 512-755-4163
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

Please attend to show honor and gratitude for this Marine's service to our nation.

Mark Wells
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