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Honor Mission
Ivan T. Hofmann Jr., Veteran
Phoenix, Arizona – 03-08-19


Ivan enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945 after bravely fighting in WWII and attaining the rank of Sergeant. He landed on Normandy Beach on day 16 when the largest quantity of bombs hit London and ground troops began a massive movement to eventually turn the tide. Ivan was also in the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich.  Ivan didn’t talk too much about the War. On the 50th anniversary of D-day he was asked if he wanted to take a trip there but declined saying, “I never want to see or walk that beach again”.  He also took pictures of Dachau but wouldn’t speak of that either. While serving he earned the following commendations and medals: Good Conduct Medal; European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 2 bronze stars.

Staging Time: 12:00 PM

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Visitor Center
23029 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Ride Captain:

Dan Lazear

Special Instructions:

Circle of Honor: 12:30 P.M.
Flag Line Set: 12:45 P.M.
Honors: 1:00 P.M.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: David Murphy
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain

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  1. On behalf of Bugles Across America, please accept our sincere condolences. If it would be of comfort to have a live bugler sound Taps at this ceremony for your loved one, please feel free to either contact us directly or fill in the “Request a Bugler” form on our website at Please be aware that today almost all military and civilian honor guards play Taps using a recording device.

    We are a nationwide volunteer organization, we provide this service free of charge, and we do not require DD214 discharge papers to perform Taps for veterans. We also provide this service for law enforcement officers, fire fighters and other first responders.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Roger Ellis – State Director for Arizona
    Mitzi Ellis – Assistant State Director for Arizona

    Mobile 917-697-9449

    Serving in memory of Roger C. Ellis, Flight Officer USAAF 1943-1945

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