Dennis Needham, Veteran
USAF – Vietnam
Wentzville, Missouri – 11-04-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to honor a revered member of the United States Military. The family of Dennis Needham has invited Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect. It will be our honor to do so. We will then escort their loved one to his final resting place in the Grounds of Calvary Cemetery. Hero Needham served in the United States Air Force from September of 1970 to September of 1990. He earned the rank of E7 and was an Information Management Technician. He was attached to the SE AD Sector (TAC) at Tyndall AFB, FL. MSGT Needham was awarded the Meritorious Serve Medal w/1 OLC, the Air Force Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Air Force Legacy Medal w/4 DVC, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/6 OLC, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon – Rifle, the NCO PME Ribbon, the Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Long w/1 DVC and the Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short. Thank you, Mr. Needham, from a grateful Nation. Your faithful dedication to serve the United States of America is deeply appreciated, and will never be forgotten.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-04-20
Staging Time: 9:20 am
St. Theodore Catholic Church
Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
Flags and Support by TBD
Stage/Mission Brief: 9:20
Flag Line from 9:30 to 10:00
Funeral Mass at 10:00. Following the service, we will render full military honors at the church prior to the escort. We will then escort our hero to Calvary Cemetery. COVID19 protocol will be enforced, to include distancing and mask requirements… Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or running a temperature. Weather forecast is sunny with a high of 72F. 0% chance of rain. Dress appropriately. Cages are always welcome. Remember to Hydrate.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Joseph Bilodeau
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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