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Honor Mission
Dale D. Stocks Sr. – Veteran
USMC – Vietnam
Virginia Beach, Virginia – 10-18-20


The Patriot Guard will stand in silent honor for Dale D. Stocks Sr. for service to our Country.  Dale enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in September of 1968 and served honorably until he was wounded during an engagement near Hill 55 in Viet Nam for which he received a Purple Heart.  Dale was separated due to that injury and was treated as a Veteran the remainder of his life.
LCPL Dale received the National Defense Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal and Campaign Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/ Palm and Gold Frame plus the Campaign Action Ribbon.
He worked a number of jobs after his recovery until he opened a Norfolk Legend in “Dale’s Train Station” in Virginia Beach. Dale and his wife and family including two U.S. Marines live in the area.

Staging Time: 12:45 pm

Woodlawn Funeral Home
6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

Ride Captain:

Michael Witek
(757) 417-5469
Bill “AtSix” Johnson
(757) 642-0747

Special Instructions:

Brief: 1:00 PM
Flag line: 1:15 PM
We will form a flag line for the service and onsite escort.
Maintain all COVID-19 precautions and mandates as directed by the CDC and our Governor.
All bikes with flags can be inspected to insure they are road worthy.
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: Mike Nugent
Position: Virginia Ride Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. Please accept my family’s sincere condolences with the passing of Dale. May the many memories of your time together and love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    With Sincere Sympathy

    Wayne Anderson
    Assistant State Captain
    Hampton Roads District 5
    Virginia Patriot Guard

  3. To the family and friends of LCPL Dale, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss of this American Hero.

    RIP – Warrior – Brother

    Mike “Handlebar” Nugent
    USN – Ret
    VAPG – D5 – RC

  4. Our sympathies on the passing of your Hero. I know he will be remembered by the many lives he touched throughout the years. His work with the trains, especially brought joy to so many in this area. Rest easy, Dale…

    Larry Strauss
    Ride Captain D5
    Virginia Patriot Guard

  5. My condolences is going out to the family of Dale. Thank you for your services and sacrifices in Vietnam Dale. May you rest in peace in the heavens with the lord. We have the watch now. Rest in peace brother.
    VAPGR D5

  6. May the Lord wrap the family and friends of Dale D. Stocks Sr. in His arms and guide them with His grace during their time of sorrow. Mr. Stocks, thank you for your service to our country.

    With honor, respect and deepest sympathy,

    Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
    Virginia State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders

  7. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dale D. Stocks Sr. Thank you for serving our Great Nation.

    De Oppresso Liber/Rangers Lead the Way

    Bill Strasburg

  8. To the family and friends of Dale Stocks Sr., My deepest condolences for you lose. Thank you for your sacrifices during his years of service.

    Brother, Thank you for your service to our Country. Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    Rick “Cheng” Leighton
    Va. Patriot Guard District 5 RC

  9. It was a pleasure talking with you the other day setting up our the PGR to Honor your husband. My family talked about the trips to the Train Store and meaning Dale while he showed little boys his trains. We feel a loss at learning of his passing and promise that our sense of grief is only overshadowed by knowing that he will be remembered in the dreams of children, adults and some of us olé grazers that got to know him. Pease know that your Train Train store will never be forgotten as well as your partner in it.
    Our Love and Condolences
    Bill “AtSix” Johnson Sr. & Family

  10. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Dale was an inspiration and true asset to the Hampton Roads community. He will be missed, but our area is richer due to his love of trains (and toys). May God wrap his loving arms around his family and friends during this time of loss and thank you for allowing The Patriot Guard to stand in honor of Dales service to our country.

  11. My sincere condolences to family and friends on your loss, Dale Stocks Sr. Thank you for your services. RIP Warrior.
    Paul Siska
    AMSC USN Ret.
    PGR D5

  12. To his adoring family, please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss.

    Brother Dale D. Stocks Sr., Semper Fidelis, Sir. Rest in eternal peace.


    Rob T. Allen
    U.S. Army Veteran
    Virginia Patriot Guard, District 5 Ride Captain

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