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Patriot Guard Riders Centex Region | Ride Information | Completed CenTex Missions
Author SK3 Marshall Ray Gordon, 78, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, of Temple, TX - Fri, 15 Sep 23

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Posted on 09/13/2023 07:12
SK3 Marshall Ray Gordon, 78, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, of Temple, TX

The family of Storekeeper Third Class Marshall Gordon has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Committal Service of their Loved One.

Marshall was drafted into military service after he graduated high school. He enlisted in the Navy on June 7, 1968, through the Naval Air Station in Dallas, Texas. Marshall was stationed at Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Maryland, where he served until September 20, 1969. During his service, he earned accolades such as the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal. During his one year deployment to Vietnam he earned the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 23

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.

WX: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


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: Holly “Holler” Melendez; 254.931.0127;

Please join us in honoring this US Navy Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
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