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Honor Mission
Charles Richard Kiley, Veteran
USA, USN – Vietnam
Wagoner, Oklahoma – 08-07-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of SGT Charles Richard Kiley has requested the PGR to stand a flag line for his service at 12:00p.m. Following the service we will accompany their Hero from Shipman Funeral Home, to Fort Gibson National Cemetery, 1423 Cemetery Rd, Fort Gibson, OK, for a 2:00p.m. service. Hero served 4yrs in USN attaining the rank of GMG3, and 7 yrs in USA attaining the rank of SGT E5.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-07-20
Staging Time: 11:00am

Shipman Funeral Home
2980 US-69
Wagoner, Oklahoma

Ride Captain:

Paul Moore
conjob01@sbcglobal.net  918.381.4305

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 11:15am
Manditory briefing must attend to accompany Hero.
Weather: 75°/95°, 20% chance of rain
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Richard Fawcett
Position: Oklahoma Ride Captain

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August 7
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Charles Richard Kiley Comment

  1. EOM Report – 07 August 2020, Sgt Charles Richard Kiley, USN/USA Vietnam Veteran, Wagoner/Ft Gibson, OK

    Rain threatened but would not deter eight PGR from gathering to honor Sgt Charles Richard Kiley, USN/USA Vietnam Veteran at Shipmans Funeral Home in Wagoner, Oklahoma. The funeral home had staked flags from the highway up the drive prior to our arrival. We gathered inside to discuss the mission, the route to the cemetery and other pertinent matters of this and upcoming missions. We concluded with a moment of silence and prayer for all gathered to honor this hero. Sgt Kiley served four years in the USN and then seven in the USA prior to leaving for civilian life. He took special pride in his Naval service.

    We formed a flag line outside the chapel and manned the door for arriving family and friends. When the service was completed, we formed a respect line as the hero was transferred to the coach. Wagoner PD arrived to escort us through the city towards our destination of Fort Gibson National Cemetery. One of our members headed to the cemetery ahead of us to assure the flags were posted for our arrival. It was appropriate that our route took us over the Fort Gibson Dam and then through the Fort Gibson Historical Site as if paying homage to both his Naval and Army service. Upon arrival at the Committal Shelter, we again formed a respect line as our hero was transferred from the coach for the service. Pastor Kirk with the VA inspired us with his thoughts and singing before turning to the Fort Gibson VFW Honor Team who provided military honors including a three-gun volley and reading of a Soldiers Poem while the flag was folded. The PGR then came forward to present our plaque, Invocation, and final salute. The service then concluded, and we were dismissed.

    Thank you to the Kiley family for inviting us to attend the celebration of Sgt Kiley’s life. Thanks to the riders who braved the elements to attend and Wagoner PD for providing the escort through town. Most of all thank you to Sgt Charles Richard Kiley for your selfless service to our country. You will not be forgotten.

    Respectfully
    Dan Koehling

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