I arrive back at the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport at about 4:00 p.m. and see the Ride Captain's talking with the Airport Liaison person.
Alice, Larry and Jody are talking at the support vehicle.
Laura smiles as she walks by..
Alice rests on a parking meter as Larry......as Larry is being Larry.. lol
Ted, Laura & me at the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport.
Tim arrives. You could hear his Harley from a distance away heading our way..Sounded Great!
Tim dismounts and puts on his Levi vest..
This is Judy and Alice. Judy is the sister of a former co-worker of mine and long time friend, Eddie Carlton
This is Jody, Judy and Alice at the terminal
Some of the bikes there belonging to PGR members
The PGR members and PGR bikes. If you want more on the PGR and what we do, OR, if you would like to join (it's free) go to this site: http://www.patriotguard.org/ All bikes are welcome. You don't even have to have a motorcycle or be a Vet
This is Larry & Alice's Harley Trike
More of the member's bikes
Gary puts on his PGR Ride Captains cap
Tim's bike. He has medallions on his bike that he receives from different individuals, including some navy Captains
On the back of Tim's bike, he has this and it reads: DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR TODAY FOR OUR TOMORROW
This is Gary at the terminal. Behind him, Laura & Judy talk as Ted downs some water
Laura sitting on her bike and Jody talk as we await word on the plane's ETA.
Dennis arrives at the airport. That's Jody with the water bottle and her husband, Kirby, on the right talking to some folks.
Kirby, Larry and Alice at the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport
Laura at her position in the flag line
Ted looking right down the walkway to the entry way
Looking at the plane thru the entryway to the passenger walkway
Looking at the plane as they ready it for unloading, thru the window at my position in the passenger walkway
The flag line in the passenger walkway
The first of many of the returning troops come thru the doors and up the walkway
The arriving troops seem to like the welcome home by the looks on their faces.
The first group of troops off the plane make their way up the walkway to the waiting arms of friends, family and co-workers.
The returning troops enter the walkway to the applause of the PGR
The troop returning from Afghanistan enter the passenger walkway
The returning troops enter the walk way
The flag line in the walk way to the terminal from the plane.
Dennis is geared up and ready to head out..
This is Larry. He is Vice President of the Green Knights Chapter 54. He is still recovering from an accident where a drunk driver hit him while he was on his Harley, and then the drunk fled the scene but was later apprehended.
This is Kat, Larry and Genevieve at the Terminal. Kat's shirt says " come to the Darkside, we have cookies." And she brought cookies.. LOL
Larry and Alice get ready to heady out as it starts to sprinkle.
As we get ready to leave, it starts raining. Most stayed on the porch of the terminal and waited the rain out. A few of us left. This will conclude this post.
I was honored to be part of today's PGR Mission and it was good to stand the flag line with my PGR brother's and sister's to honor these homecoming Heroes,
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Continue to pray for ALL of our troops both in & out of Harm's way, especially for Che Whitaker, who is in the Afghanistan Theatre Of Operations.
Until next post, ya'll e careful out there, keep the rubber on the road, keep your head on a swivel and most importantly of all.................RIDE SAFE!!! ................................JOHN