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Gary Rowland Gilmer

Honor Mission
Gary Rowland Gilmer, Retired
USA, USMC – Vietnam
Fayetteville, North Carolina – 03-08-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

SGM Gary “Grape” Gilmer was born February 2, 1939 and passed away March 9, 2019.  He joined the USMC in San Diego in 1957. After serving 3 years, he got out and a few weeks later he joined the Army in 1960.  He was stationed to Kirch-Göns, Germany in 1961 as a tanker with the 33rd Armor Do. 32t5.  He met the love of his life, Lilli Petersen, while on leave, in Copenhagen, Denmark.  They married in Tooele, UT, Sep 27, 1963.  In 1964 he was stationed to Ft. Bragg, NC.  He spent most of his time in 5th Group and 7th Group, with time in 6th Group and four years in Wildflecken, Germany as First Sergeant of HHC 54th ENG.  He was awarded many medals during his 3 tours in Vietnam including a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, Legion of Merit and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross.  Before retiring, he was the ROTC instructor at Washington and Lee University. He retired from the Army while in 5th Group in 1986 as rank of SGM.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-08-19
Staging Time: 5:00 p.m.

Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Map [1]

Ride Captain:

Steve Havens, 919-793-7296

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 5:15 pm.  After a short briefing we will establish a flag line to welcome family and friends to the Visitation Service for SGM Gilmer.  At 7:30 pm when the visitation concludes we will stand down and depart the location.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-09-19
Staging Time: 12:30 p.m.

Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Map [1]

Ride Captain:

Steve Havens, 919–793-7296

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 12:45 pm.  After a short briefing we will establish a flag line to Honor SGM Gilmer and his family for his Memorial Service. At the start of the service at 2:00 pm we will stand down and depart the area

Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Paul Briggs
Position: North Carolina Ride Captain

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1 Comment To "Gary Rowland Gilmer"

#1 Comment By mcpojjb On March 8, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of SGM Gary Rowland Gilmer. Rest in Peace, Hero.

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