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Honor Mission
Gary D Kitchen , Veteran
USN
Canton, Georgia – 01-04-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Lt Gary D Kitchen a United States Navy Veteran, has graciously requested that the Patriot Guard Riders be present as they show their final respects and lay their loved one to rest. Lt Kitchen faithfully served his country in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1972. While serving he served on the USS Calcaterra DE-390 (Destroyer) and USS Vital MSO-474 (Mine Sweeper). He received National Defense Service Medal and Antarctica Service Medal. After his service to his country, he worked for Kroger as a Store Manager and Retail Broker. He was most loved for his generous caring attitude. He started the Laona M. Kitchen Foundations whose mission is to aid in the education, support and research to those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia’s.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-04-21
Staging Time: 11:00  am

Darby Funeral Home
480 E Main St
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Jim “Fuzzy” Marshall
outbackjrm@gmail.com
404-263-9110

Special Instructions:

Stage in the parking area to the right of the facility. We will stage a flag line for the arrival of family and friends for the service at 12:00. We will stand down during the service prior to the LEO lead escort to GNC. KSU @ 13:00
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 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 be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-04-21
Staging Time: 12:15  pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Jim “Fuzzy” Marshall
outbackjrm@gmail.com
404-263-9110

Special Instructions:

Stage at the flag pole and await the arrival of the escort. We will move to the assigned shelter when appropriate.
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 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 be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: James R. Marshall
Position: Georgia Ride 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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January 4
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2 Comments

  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gary D. Kitchen. Thank you for your service to our country, you can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

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