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Honor Mission
Burton J. Johnson, Veteran
USA, USAR – WWII, Korea
Okla. City, Oklahoma – 01-10-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

We will stand a flag line for MAJ Burton J. Johnson, at his services to be held at 10a.m. on 10 Jan. 2020 Interment will follow at the Bethany Cemetery, 6700 NW 36th St., Bethany, OK.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-10-20
Staging Time: 08:45am

Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel
8701 Northwest Expressway
Okla. City, Oklahoma 73162

Ride Captain:

Ray “rayneman” Gehrig
(405) 517-9538rayneman@cox.net

Special Instructions:

Mandatory Briefing: 9a.m.Riders wishing to accompany the procession from the chapel to the cemetery MUST attend the briefing.
Flag Line: 9:30a.m. after the service, a Respect Line will be formed as MAJ Johnson is transferred from the chapel to the coach. Riders will accompany the Hero, family and friends to the Bethany Cemetery where a second Respect Line will be formed as MAJ Johnson is transferred from the coach to the bier.
Weather: Predicted to be unsettled with rain, thunderstorms with hail and high winds possible during the mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Gehrig
Position: Oklahoma Ride Captain

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January 10
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Burton J. Johnson Comment

  1. Mission Complete: 10 Jan. 2020 – MAJ Burton J. Johnson, USA / USAR, WWII & Korean War Veteran, Okla. City, OK.

    On Friday, 10 Jan. 2020 there were 4 Riders on 2 bikes and 2 cages who attended the mission to Honor the Military Service of USA / USAR WWII & Korean War Veteran Major Burton J. Johnson at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel in Okla. City, OK.
    The area surrounding the church was staked, and the American Flag flew proudly in the light wind as family and friends arrived.

    The briefing was held, followed by a moment of silence for the Blue, Silver & Gold Star families, POWs and MIAs. A prayer asking comfort for the grieving family, a safe mission and protection for our military personnel engaged in the Global War on Terror was also said.

    Riders stood the Flag Line, standing on both sides of the entry door, and manned the doors as family and friends arrived for the service. When the service started, PGR members returned the flags to the flag vehicle. The 2 members in cages left to pre-stage the grave site, and the 2 members on bikes remained at the Chapel to accompany the Hero, family and friends to the cemetery.

    At the conclusion of the service, with the able assistance of 6 OCPD Motor Officers, the 2 Riders then accompanied the Hero, family and friends to the Bethany Cemetery, which had been staked and flagged prior to the arrival of the procession, and stood a Respect Line as the Hero was moved from the coach to the grave site by pall bearers consisting of family and friends of the Hero.

    The USA Honors Group played Taps, then folded and presented the Flag to Mrs. Johnson. PGR members read the Plaque inscription and the Invocation and presented the condolence envelope to Mrs. Johnson.
    Thank you to each of my fellow Riders for attending this mission. This mission was greatly enhanced by the attendance of each of you, and your presence made a difference to this family.

    Most of all, thank you Major Johnson, for your service to this Great Nation during 2 of its’ greatest conflicts. Rest in Peace Sir, your mission is complete, and you will not be forgotten.

    Respectfully,
    RCIC Ray “rayneman” Gehrig
    It’s not about us. It’s about Honor, Dignity and Respect.

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