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Patriot's Name:


Military Branch:

United States Air Force



Additional Military Info:

Vietnam Vet, Retired

Ride Captain:

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

Ride Captain #2:

John "Ghostrider" Blase; (972) 467-7527; blase02@sbcglobal.net


Stand the Flag Line during the Visitation & Funeral Service at the funeral home followed by the Procession to the Interment Service At DFW National Cemetery.


Name: MSgt USAF Albert Lee Ridgeway, 71
Died: November 5, 2011, in Arlington, Texas
MSgt Albert Lee Ridgeway USAF (ret), 72, a native of Longview, Texas, and resident of Grand Prairie, died on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Albert was the oldest child of nine children born to the late Albert OD Ridgeway and the late Eva McIntosh Ridgeway. At the age of 16, he would join the US Navy, serving one full term before transferring to the US Air Force.

During his 25 year service, he would serve various tours to Long Beach, CA., Japan and Viet Nam. He would become a highly decorated NCO, working at bases that were home to Strategic Air Command and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Fighter Jet. He would retire on January 1, 1978.

After his retirement from the military, he would drive trucks, most recently for Frozen Foods and Warner Enterprises.

Albert enjoyed spending time fishing, working on vehicles and building his own airplane. He loved all animals, but his loving Pomeranian dogs held a special place in his heart. He was a member of VFW and American Legion.

Survivors: wife of 41 years, Doris Gary Ridgeway; children, Matthew Ridgeway, Mitchell Ridgeway, Lisa Ridgeway, Le Ann Ridgeway; the mother of his children, Angie Ridgeway; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alton Ridgeway, Chester Ridgeway, Dennis Ridgeway, Richard Ridgeway, Albert Ridgeway, Nancy Rothacher, Peggy Carver and Karen Muzzy.

Also by his step children, Walter Hartcock, Alisa Butvin, Lucy McBride, Patricia Bond and Rebecca Teer. Also by his dogs, Susi Q, John Wayne, Teddy Bear, Gorilla, Prissy Cissy and Crystal Gail.

Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. at DFW National Cemetery



Mission Date:


Staging Time:

08:15 AM

Briefing Time:

08:20 AM

In Position Time Or KSU:

08:30 AM

Details Of Part 1:

We will stand a flag line for this American Hero during the visitation and memorial service. After the service begins, we will furl the flags and prepare for the procession to the DFW National Cemetery.

Staging Address For Part 1:

Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home
500 E. Main Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Map To Staging Area For Part 1:


Water Truck For Part 1:

- The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.



Mission Date:


In Position Time Or KSU:

11:00 AM

Details Of Part 2:

The procession from the funeral home to DFW National Cemetery will have LEO support. Upon arrival at the cemetery, all but four pre-selected big flag bikes will proceed to the shelter. The four pre-selected big flag bikes will stay with the coach and wait for the Cemetery Director to lead the procession to the shelter. RC John Blase will lead this portion of the mission.

Lane/Shelter is unknown at this time. If you are unable to attend Part 1 of this mission, stage at the Visitor Information Center at 1100 AM.

Staging Address For Part 2

Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home
500 E Main
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Map To Staging Area For Part 2:


Water Truck For Part 2:

- The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.



Mission Date For Part 3:


Staging Time:

10:45 AM

Briefing Time:

11:00 AM

In Position Time Or KSU:

11:15 AM

Details Of Part 3:

Lane/Shelter assignment is unknown at this time. We will set up the flag line and stand tall and silent for this American Hero. Interment is scheduled for 1130AM. RC Dan Mathys will depart early from the funeral home to lead this part of the mission.

If you are unable to attend Part 1 of this mission, stage at the Visitor Information Center at 1100 AM. Check at the Information Center to verify lane/shelter assignment.

Staging Address For Part 3:

DALLAS, TX 75211

Map To Staging Area For Part 3:


Water Truck For Part 3:

- The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.


- 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.

- We will park along the main street close to the designated shelter with 2 bikes side by side as close to the curb and each other as possible so that traffic can get by

- Let's always remember to keep the motorcycle and voice noise to a minimum when arriving and leaving the shelters.

- Show our respect to ALL who are there, not just the one we are honoring.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Dan Mathys

Ride Captain

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