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Honor Mission
Freddie J. Haynes, Veteran
MULTI-CITY, Oklahoma – 06-24-20


The family of USN WWII Veteran SSMB Freddie J. Haynes has asked the PGR to stand a Flag Line at his Service to be held at 10a.m.
After the service the family will eat prior to our accompaniment of the Hero and his family to Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK for his graveside service.

Staging Time: 08:45 AM

Bethel Baptist Church (East parking lot)
1717 W. Lindsey St.
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Ride Captain:

Jimmy “airride” Gaines
(405) 220-3940

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 9a.m.  MUST attend the briefing to ride in escort.
Flag Line: 9:30a.m.
Riders will stand a Flag Line and attend the doors to the church for incoming family and friends.
Weather: Clear to partly cloudy with a morning low in the mid-60s and a daytime high of 87 with a SE wind @ 15mph.
Please hydrate prior to and during this mission.
The accompaniment will be up to Turnpike speeds. Big Flag bikes need not flag up until we arrive at the cemetery.
Water will not be provided, please bring your own.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Gehrig
Position: Oklahoma Ride Captain

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Freddie J. Haynes Comment

  1. Mission Complete: 24 June 2020- SSMB Freddie J. Haynes, USN WWII Veteran, Norman / FSNC, Okla.

    On Wednesday, 24 June 2020, there were 19 riders on 17 bikes with 1 cage who attended the mission to Honor the Military Service of Freddie J. Haynes, USN WWII Veteran, Norman, Okla.

    With Flags staked at the church, the briefing was held, followed by a moment of silence for the Blue, Silver, and Gold Star families, POW’s and MIA’s. A prayer asking comfort for the grieving family, a safe mission and protection for our military personnel engaged in the Global War on Terror was also said.

    PGR members stood the Flag Line with the U.S. and Navy Service Flag at the entry and manned the doors as the family and friends arrived for the service.

    After the service started, riders retrieved the flags and stored them in the flag vehicle for the next mission, then stood by until the conclusion of the service to stand Respect Line as the Hero was transferred from the chapel to the coach.

    Riders lead the coach, family and friends to the Ft. Sill National Cemetery where another Respect Line was formed while the PGR pallbearers transferred the Hero from the coach to the bier. Military Honors, including playing Taps, were done by the Naval Honors Team.

    PGR members read and presented the Plaque and the Invocation to the Hero’s wife and thanked the family for inviting us to come and Honor the Military Service of their loved one.

    Thanks to the Norman Police Department for their help in making sure this was a safe and successful mission as they escorted the procession from the church to the edge of town.

    Thanks to SW OK PGR for flagging the Committal Shelter prior to our arrival, and for joining us as we arrived, and thanks you to all the PGR members who attended this mission to Honor one of America’s Great Heroes. Your presence made a difference to this family.

    Most of all thank you Freddie J. Haynes for your service to this great Nation and to your neighbors. Rest in Peace Sir, your watch is over, but you will never be forgotten.

    RCIC: Jimmy (airride) Gaines
    The Privilege to attend this Mission is our Greatest Honor.

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