Chester P. “Kit” Carson, Retired
Springfield, Missouri – 02-18-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The family of USA, USAR Colonel, Chester P. “Kit” Carson (retired), 75, has honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request for an escort from the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church to this hero’s final resting place at the Rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown, and to stand a flag line where full military honors will be rendered.
Hero Carson was born April 7, 1943, in Washington D.C., and died February 11, 2019. He was a 1961 graduate of Parkview High School. He was proud of his military service and retired as an Army Colonel in 1994. He was the Battalion Commander of the 3rd and 75th Field Artillery Units, based in Fort Sill, Okla. He also worked with the 5th US Army, 83rd Engineer Battalion. During his active duty segment, he advanced to the rank of First Lt. and earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Expert Marksman Badge. After those 2 years he logged an additional 25 in the USAR, retiring as Colonel.
Hero Carson received a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering and construction management from Mizzou. He spent over 50 years in the construction industry as an estimator, engineer, superintendent and project manager. He was a member of dozens of professional organizations and served on the board of many of them including Ozark Greenways, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Construction Specifications Institute and Associated General Contractors Tax Committee. He was a lifelong member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and former Commodore of the Ozark Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife Martha of 52 years, 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers and a sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-18-19
Staging Time: 1:30 p.m.
First and Calvary Presbyterian Church
820 East Cherry St.
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Steve Simko, (210) 621-8623, email@example.com
Brief: 1:45 pm.
Final salute: 2:00 pm.
Escort: 2:15 pm. Our likely route will be via N. Benton to Chestnut Expressway west, continuing to Halltown on SR 266, then south on O highway to cemetery. 21 miles, 33 minutes.
Temperature will be mid 30s but no rain. As always, cages are welcome.
Graveside service: 3:00 pm.
Weather forecast: 35˚ and 0% chance of precipitation, wind 9 mph.
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: Steve Simko
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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