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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author CSM Raymond Upp, Army, Ret, WWII/Korean/Vietnam Vet, Bz Star and PH Rec - Wed, 18 Nov 20

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Posted on 11/15/2020 23:15
CSM Raymond Upp, 94, US Army, Retired, WWII/Korean/Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient, OF Copperas Cove, Texas

The family of Command Sergeant Major Raymond Upp has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One.

Raymond served in the United States Army for 35 years, and retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 1979. He fought in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During his service, he earned the Bronze Star Medal with 2d Oak Leaf Cluster, a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman Badge, along with many others. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 20

Staging Time: 1305

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: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light south southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust 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.

3. A mask or face covering will be mandatory, due to the mandate from the State of Texas.

Ride Captain: Ingrid "LilDragon" Ruble; 254.415.1146;

Please join us in honoring this Retired US Army Sergeant Major, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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