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Honor Mission
James Garland Freeman, Sr., Retired
USMC – WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Jacksonville, North Carolina – 04-25, 04-26-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

First Sergeant James Freeman of Jacksonville, NC passed away April 19, 2021 at the age of 97. James was born in Pulaski, VA and grew up in a coal mining community in West Virginia. He was the youngest of six children, all deceased. His greatest devotion was to his family and United States Marine Corps. He was a Hardcore Warrior serving World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Jim enlisted in the Marines in 1941 and served honorably for twenty three years. During his career, he also served as head of the Marine Corps Security Guard Company for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy while stationed at Marine Corps barracks 8th and 1. As part of the Marine Corps rifle team, he often took first place at the National Rifle and Pistol matches; later, he went on to coach winning teams in the Corps. James was married to his wife for 56 years, now deceased and blessed with one son. After retirement, service to his community was close to his heart. He served the community as previous Disabled American Veteran commander, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was blessed with his second wife who is also deceased. James is survived by his son, grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Covid19 guidelines in place.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 04-25-21
Staging Time: 2:00 PM

Jones Funeral Service
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

Ride Captain:

George “OleIrish” Hayden
252-945-0924
Chiefcoper@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

2:00 PM – Staging.
2:15 PM – Post flags for flag line.
2:30 PM – Mission Briefing.
3:00 PM – Stand flag line for visitation.
5:05 PM – Stand down flag line and departure.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 04-26-21
Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Jones Funeral Service
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

Ride Captain:

Bob “Pops” Page
443-812-0165
chinthe53@gmail.com
Cemetery Detail: Bill Powell, 972-741-2896, txpowell50@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

9:00 AM – Staging at funeral home in preparation for family arrival
9:15 AM – Mission briefing
9:30 AM – Stand flag line
10:30 AM – Stand down flag line and prepare for escort to Onslow Memorial Park, 3280 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
11:00 AM – Arrival at cemetery – stand flag line for Military Honors
11:30 AM – Stand down
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: William Powell
Position: North Carolina Ride Captain

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April 25
End:
April 26
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James Garland Freeman, Sr. Comment

  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

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