Francis “Frank” Gary, Veteran
USN – Vietnam
MULTI-CITY Prescott Valley – Prescott, Arizona – 03-18-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Francis “Frank” Gary (Doubletap) passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the age of 74 after a tragic motorcycle accident. He joined the Navy in 1962 as Seaman Recruit E-3 and served aboard the U.S.S Henry County (LST824) which operated on the brown waters (rivers) in-country in Vietnam in many different areas from the DMZ to the Delta. Frank was very proud of his service in the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1966 as Engine-man Third Class.
In 1968 Frank joined the Roseville Police Department in Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, first serving as an Officer and then Detective. Over the next few years Frank attended Wayne State University in Michigan completing courses in Police Science.
In 1977 he decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona where in 1979 he became an Investigator/Police Officer with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office with the majority of his time there in the Fraud Division. He retired in 2001 as a Detective after 22 years of service.
Moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2006 Frank became an active member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. He also was an active member of the VFW, American Legion, and Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-18-20
Staging Time: 08:45
Viewpoint Park Intersection of N. Viewpoint Drive & Park View Drive
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86315
Directions to Staging Area: Off of SR 89A – north onto N. Viewpoint Drive, then left on Park View Drive. Make your first left [right after Viewpoint Park] into the large parking lot.
9:15 AM – RG briefing
9:30 AM – KSU to family residence
9:45 AM – Honorable Transfer
10:00 AM – KSU to Prescott National Cemetery
Lead Road Guard: John Moffitt
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-18-20
Staging Time: 10:00
Prescott National Cemetery
Flag Captain: Bill Musser
10:20 AM – Briefing
10:30 – Estimated ETA – flags up upon arrival of procession
10:40 – Circle of Honor. Family will be present
10:45 -Flag Line
11:00 AM – Service
NOTE: Upon arrival at the cemetery, Motorcycles should go up the first right and back against the curb to park. Cars & Trucks should go up the middle roadway, turn left and park down by the roadway on the right side of the road by the new columbariums. PGR will be there to direct parking.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: John Moffitt
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain
Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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