Earnest Harry Wotring, Jr.,Veteran
USA – Korea
Springfield, Missouri – 09-22-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The family and loved ones of Purple Heart Recipient Pvt. Ernie Wotring has honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request for a flag line, a final salute and an escort to his final resting place in Morgan, MO. Hero Wotring served proudly and honorably in the USA during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Occupation Medal with Japan and Germany clasps, the Korean Service Medal with 5 Bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 overseas bars and a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir where he earned the Silver Star. Once Mr. Wotring left military his service he became a preacher and pastored for over 41 years in OH and MO. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, Past Grand Chaplain of the Missouri Grand Lodge and served as President of the Army Chapter of the Chosin Few for many years. Mr. Wotring is survived by his wife , his three children, one brother, five grand children and 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-22-20
Staging Time: 09:30 am
Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn
Stage: 9:30 am,
Brief: 9:45 am
Flag Line :10:00 am
Service: 10:30 am
A final salute and military honors at the end of the service.
Escort: 12:30 pm from WLFH to Roper Cemetery (a distance of approx. 55 mi / 1hr 30min)
***NOTE ***: This cemetery is not the cemetery in Morgan we were recently at, it is approx. 1 mi North of Hwy J, on Oxford Rd.
Weather Forecast: 62° – 72° and 0% chance of precipitation.
Lunch: Approx. 11:30 am. WLFH has graciously provided lunch for the PGR in attendance at this funeral in Parlor A while the family of our hero has lunch in the reception room. For additional information, please contact: Ride Captain
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: Kent McGregor
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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