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Honor Mission
J. W. Smith, Veteran
Dallas, Texas – 05-22-20



J.W. Smith, age 96, departed on May 16, 2020, in Red Oak, Texas. He was born on June 7, 1923 in Hughes Springs, Texas to his parents, Lillian (Mason) Smith and William Henry Smith. J.W. served in the United States Army during WWII. He was stationed in Italy and France during his service to our Country.

Staging Time: 2:45 pm

Laurel Land Funeral Home
6000 R.L. Thornton
Dallas, Texas 75232

Ride Captain:

Rick Crabb
(910) 330-9861

Special Instructions:

Interment Service Briefing Time: 3:00 pm
In Position/KSU Time: 3:15 pm
Starting Time: 3:30 pm
After Perry’s Mission is complete, the flags will be moved to Mr. Smith’s gravesite. The Mission Briefing will be given, and the Riders will establish the Flag Line and prepare to receive Mr. Smith’s family and friends. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, be debriefed and dismissed.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Dan Mathys
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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J. W. Smith Comment

  1. ***MISSION ACCOMPLISHED*** Today the Patriot Guard Riders honored the service of J.W. Smith, United States Army, World War II Veteran, as we Stood Tall and Silent during his committal service. The certificate of our appreciation was presented to the family at the service.

    A very special thanks to Laura, who so tirelessly gets our Missions out to the Riders; to Dan for posting them on the National website; to Brian, David, Mario, Blaine, Chuck and Harold, who had the honor of carrying Mr. Smith his last few steps; to Eli who folded the casket flag, to Blaine for providing the flags and water; and as always, to Mike, who took the photographs, showing this family the true face of the Patriot Guard Riders, those who so willingly give of themselves and are found standing in the Flag Line.

    To all of Mr. Smith’s family and friends, thank you for allowing the Patriot Guard Riders to stand today in honor of this American Hero. May God comfort you in your loss.

    Rick Crabb
    Ride Captain

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