Gary L. Purcell, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Midland, Michigan – 06-09-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Mr. Purcell served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970, with one tour in Vietnam. Gary was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry as an Infantryman, attaining the rank of Specialist 4th class while In-Country. Mr. Purcell was awarded the National Defense Medal, M-14 Marksman badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Gary became very involved in the community upon his discharge, serving as a Midland Twp. Fireman, Midland City Deputy Sheriff, taught CPR/First Aide, and was a member of VFW Post 3651. Mr. Purcell was dedicated to helping Veterans at the VA serving as a mentor for Vets suffering from PTSD, and was a founding member of the Vets to Vets program. Mr. Purcell is survived by his wife, one daughter, and many extended family. Please join us to stand our flag line to honor Gary’s service to our country, and to support his family in this time of grief.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-09-19
Staging Time: 10:00
VFW Post #3651
John and Diane Mulvaney
Brief: 10:25 AM
Flag Line: 10:45 AM to 12 Noon (Time of Memorial Service)
There will be a short Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon, immediately followed by Honors rendered by the VFW 3651 Honor Guard. There will be no cemetery activity after the service. Please bring your 3 x 5 American flags; I will have some extras.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Terrence Laurencelle
Position: Michigan Ride Captain
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