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Patriot's Name:

Lt. Robert Welch, III

Military Branch:

United States Army


Killed In Action

Additional Military Info:

KIA while serving in Afghanistan


Age 26, 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, died Sunday of wounds he received when insurgents attacked his base April 3, 2011, in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.

Robby was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

Robby graduated from UT-Arlington in 2008 with a degree in military science and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.

Among his awards were the Army Achievement Medal, as well as the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, both awarded posthumously.

In Robby’s hometown of Wylie, Texas, he played football, participated in Junior ROTC and served as a leader in his church youth group. He graduated from Wylie High School in 2003.

Wylie is where Robby met his wife, Becky, who gave birth to their first child last year, Robert Welch IV. He is survived by his wife Becky (Brill) Welch and son Robert Welch IV, parents Robert II and Barbara Welch, and sister Jane Welch.


Ride Captain:

Dan "Mad Russian" Mathys; (817) 300-5542; dpmath@sbcglobal.net

Ride Captain #2:

Mike "Hawkeye" Upchurch (In Training); (972) 974-0030; seadogger@msn.com

Ride Captain #3:

Bruce Lowe; (214) 478-6966; BikerBruce@att.net


Funeral service followed by procession to DFW National Cemetery.


Funeral service 10AM, Central Christian Church

Mission Date:


Staging Time:

09:00 AM

Briefing Time:

09:15 AM

In Position Time Or KSU:

09:30 AM

Details Of Part 1:

Riders will prepare the flag line prior to the funeral service and be in position to welcome family and friends. The service is scheduled to begin at 10AM. After the service begins we will prepare for the procession to DFW National Cemetery. The departure time is planned for 12 Noon. Dallas DPD will provide LEO support to the cemetery.

Staging Address For Part 1:

Central Christian Church
1615 Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75082

Map To Staging Area For Part 1:

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Water Truck For Part 1:

- The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.

Support Person:

James Carlile; (469) 438-6405; jamcar47@sbcglobal.net


Internment Service

Mission Date:


Staging Time:

12:45 PM

Briefing Time:

01:00 PM

In Position Time Or KSU:

01:15 PM

Details Of Part 2:

The interment service is scheduled for 1:30PM. The shelter location is NOT known at this time. If you cannot be part of the procession, please go direct to the cemetery and prepare the flag line.

Big flag bikes will hold with the procession. All other riders will meet at the information center, brief, and proceed to the shelter to prepare for the internment service.

Staging Address For Part 2

DFW National Cemetery
Tejas and Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

Map To Staging Area For Part 2:


Water Truck For Part 2:

- The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.

Support Person

James Carlile; (469) 438-6405; jamcar47@sbcglobal.net


- Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated.

- Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

- Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for this patriot and their family.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Dan Mathys

Ride Captain

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