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Franklyn E. Dailey, Jr., Retired
Celebrating 100 Years Rolling Honor Drive-By
Alpharetta, Georgia – 02-05-21


Retired U.S. Navy Captain Franklyn E. Dailey, Jr., will celebrate his 100th birthday Friday, February 5. Mr. Dailey was born in upstate New York. Graduating at the early age of 14, he went on to attend Niagara University prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy. During the war years, classes were cut short and thus he graduated in June 1942. He became the Gunnery Officer aboard the USS EDISON (DD 439) participating in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily, Anzio, Salerno, and Southern France. Interested in flight, he went on to obtain his aviation wings and flew extensively in the Aleutian Islands. Flying P2Vs during the war, he was the lead pilot sent out in search of the missing flight group, Flight 19. Franklyn E. Dailey, Jr. is an accomplished author telling stories of his war years. Most notable is his book “Joining The War at Sea” which can be found on Amazon and tells about his time aboard the USS EDISON. The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to have been requested to help celebrate his 100th birthday and to honor his life by providing a rolling honor ride by at the Mansions Senior Living Facility in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Staging Time: 2:30 pm

Georgia State University Center
3775 Brookside Pkwy Map
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

Ride Captain:

Byron “Gimpy” Hall
(770) 883-8175

Special Instructions:

We will stage in the parking lot of the Georgia State University Center which is across the street from the Mansions Senior Living Center. After a briefing and a few minutes prior to 3:00 pm we will ride as a group across Brookside Parkway and perform a rolling honor around the entrance area. For those that desire, we will park our bikes and spend some time with Mr. Dailey and the other veterans. A birthday party is being arranged by the facility. Of course, CDC guidelines for COVID 19 will be adhered to. We will be able to interact with all Veterans present keeping a social distance.Coronavirus precaution disclosure:

Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at the mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by the ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing.

If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed. Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have a higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against the risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.

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.

Submitted By: Byron L Hall
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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Franklyn E. Dailey, Jr. – Celebrating 100 Years Rolling Honor Drive By Comment

  1. Wont’ be able to make the drive by, but would like to wish Mr. Dailey a very Happy Birthday and thank you for your service.

    Lamar “SpeedyO” Owen
    USA Vietnam 67-68

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