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Honor Mission
Jack Cox Wheeler, Retired
USA – Vietnam, GW/ODS, WoT
Multi-City, Georgia – 01-28 & 29-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of 80 yo US Army Major General retired Jack Cox Wheeler has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line to honor his service. MG Wheeler served his country as an Army Officer for 32 years. During his distinguished career he served in Vietnam, Korea and numerous state-side locations including The Pentagon. While at the Pentagon he was one of the primary architects of the Modern Volunteer Army which ended the draft and became today’s highly respected force. He was later a key leader in the development of the Special Forces Branch. At his retirement he was the Commanding General of the US Army Recruiting Command where he led a worldwide force of over 12,000 soldiers and civilians. His work in these capacities earned him a long list of medals and awards. He was among the first to be inducted into the Army’s Adjutant General’s Corp Hall of Fame and was recently inducted into the Georgia Veteran’s Hall of Fame. We have informed the family that it will be our honor to stand for their hero. This is a two stage mission to be held over two days
Excerpts of the above text come from the Mowell Funeral Home Obituary which can be seen at this link.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-28-20
Staging Time: 12:15 pm

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church
175 E. Lanier Avenue
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Ride Captain:

Sid ‘Squirrel’ Kelly
sidkelly423@gmail.com
404-273-7127

Special Instructions:

After a briefing and then stand a silent flag line from 1:00 pm until the Service starts at 3:00 pm.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-29-20
Staging Time: 12:45 pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr,
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Sid ‘Squirrel’ Kelly
sidkelly423@gmail.com
404-273-7127

Special Instructions:

After a briefing we will move to the assigned shelter to stand during Military Honors scheduled for 1:30 pm
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Sidney Kelly
Position: Georgia Ride Captain

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January 28
End:
January 29
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3 Comments

  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

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

  2. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jack Cox Wheeler. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace, your duty here on earth is done.

    Lamar “SpeedyO” Owen, USA, Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in Memory of My Brother
    James W. Owen WWII

  3. I would like to express sincere gratitude on behalf of our family for the presence of the Patriot Riders at the service and burial for my sweet Uncle Jack. It meant more than you can imagine to see the flag line honoring his life and service to his country. God bless you.

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