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Honor Mission
James A. Poage, Veteran
USA – Korea
Grand Prairie, Texas – 02-28-19



The family of Mr. James A. Poage has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our country by standing a flag line during his visitation and again at his interment service.  Mr. Poage served in the U.S. Army for three years during the Korean Conflict and was employed by General Motors in Arlington, TX from the mid 1950s until 1986 when he retired.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and volunteering at the First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie where he was a member and a Deacon.

Staging Time: 12:30 PM

Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home
2951 S Belt Line Road
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

Ride Captain:

Rick Crabb 330-9861

Special Instructions:

Visitation Part 1:
Briefing Time: 12:40 pm
In Position/KSU Time: 12:45 pm
Starting Time: 1:00 pm
The times shown above ARE correct.
The flags will be placed in front of the funeral home at 10:00 AM when the visitation begins. The Flag Line will not be established until the last hour. After the Mission Brief, the Riders will establish the Flag Line and await the arrival of Mr. Poage’s family and friends. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the support vehicle and proceed to the cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02-28-19
Staging Time: 1:45 PM

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, Texas 75211

Ride Captain:

Rick Crabb
(910) 330-9861

Special Instructions:

Interment: Part 2:
Briefing Time: 2:00 pm
In Position/KSU Time: 2:15 pm
Starting Time: 2:30 pm

Bill Holcomb will give the Mission Briefing and select four honor bikes that will move to the Staging Lane to accompany the procession.  The remainder of the riders will proceed to the designated Committal Shelter, establish the Flag Line and prepare to receive the family and friends of Mr. Poage. When directed, the riders will return the flags to storage, be debriefed and dismissed.

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


Submitted By: Dan Mathys
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. ***MISSION ACCOMPLISHED*** Today the Patriot Guard Riders honored the service of James A. Poage, United States Army Korean War Veteran, as we Stood Tall and Silent during his visitation, rode with him one last time and stood again at his committal service. The certificate of our appreciation was presented to the family at committal service.

    A very special thanks to David who provided the flags and water; to Laura, who so tirelessly gets our Missions out to the Riders; Dan for getting the Missions posting on the National website, Bill for coordinating at the Cemetery; to Derek and Lee for riding with Mr. Poage one last time; and Ken, Linda, Mark, Kat, Larry and Rick who were honored to carry Mr. Poage his last few steps 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 Peggy, and all of Mr. Poage’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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