Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cpl. Chad Adrian Hebert, United States Marine Corps Veteran

Chad Hebert was born June 6, 1971in Houston, Texas and died early Sunday morning, April 4, 2010, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, in Belton, Texas.

Chad was a 1989 graduate of Belton High School.  He served his country, proudly, in the United States Marine Corps following his graduation from high school.

After his military service, he worked in sales positions in various industries and was employed at the time of his death at Coca-Cola Enterprises.  He received numerous sales awards and recognitions during his career.

Chad’s greatest joys were his sons with whom he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking.  He loved to ride his Harley and wrote poetry for enjoyment and relaxation.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton.

On April 8, over three dozen motorcycle riders, representing several motorcycle clubs in Central Texas, participated in a Honor Ride to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  Present at the cemetery were Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags around the committal shelter at the columbarium to welcome the arriving riders, Chad’s family and scores of friends and co-workers.

The Rite of Committal was celebrated, led by a Catholic Priest.  Military honors were rendered by a Marine Corps Honor Guard.  Taps was played by a Navy bugler while the American flag flew at half-staff on the hill above.

The American flag was followed into a tight triangle and presented to Chad’s mother on behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and a grateful nation as a symbol of our appreciation of Cpl. Hebert’s service to Country and Corps.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother and father, three sons, three brothers, a sister and his grandfathers.

With thanks to Dossman Funeral Home for biographical information.

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