Gene Allen Bess
Dixon, Missouri – 11-24-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Army veteran Gene Allen Bess , 58, and escort him to the hallowed grounds of Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, Missouri, where he will receive full military honors.
On March 11, 1980, at Beckley, West Virginia, Gene entered into active federal service in the United States Army and served until August 30, 1990, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, at the rank of Sergeant (E-5). During his military career , Gene’s primary specialty was 51M20 Firefighter, 4 years 1 month, 51M1F Firefighter 5 months, and 51M10 Firefighter 5 years. His military education included Firefighter, Practice Firefighter, Primary Leadership Course, ACADE Fire Training, Instructional Techniques, Arson Investigation, Emergency Medical Technician, and Law Enforcement Training. He was awarded and entitled to wear the Army Service Ribbon, the Sharpshooter Qualification Badge Rifle M16, the Aircraft Crewman Badge, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon – 2, the Army Achievement Medal – 2, the Overseas Service Ribbon – 2, the Army Good Conduct Medal – 3, and the Sharpshooter Qualification Badge Hand Grenade. He served at various duty stations as a Fireman including Fort Greeley, Alaska, Fort Rucker, Alabama (Flatiron), back to Fort Greeley, Alaska, and then to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, prior to his “Honorable Discharge” from active duty and enlisting in the US Army National Guard for a total of almost twenty years of honest and faithful service to his country when he was discharged on November 9, 1992, at Ashland, Kentucky, before he and his family moved to Dixon in 1993.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-24-20
Staging Time: 10:00 a.m.
Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home
105 E. Third Street
Dixon, Missouri 65459
Ken “Grumpy” Kelly, 573-747-8785, email@example.com
10:15 AM RC Briefing
10:30 AM Flag line
11:00 AM Service with escort to follow to Veterans Cemetery for full Military Honors.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Ken Kelly
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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