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Honor Mission
James Gartland, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Skippers, Virginia – 10-12-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Patriots, we have been requested to escort the Cremains of Cpl. James Gartland, US Army, Vietnam, back home to Pennsylvania from Fayetteville, NC. His Urn was discovered in an abandoned storage unit and was turned over to the Off-Road Outreach group for Homeless Veterans. After many months of research, his next of kin has been located and have requested his ashes be returned to them. This will be a “Pony Express” Escort involving several States.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-12-19
Staging Time: 11:00 am

Loves’ Truck Stop
770 Moores Ferry Rd.
Skippers, Virginia 23879

Ride Captain:

VA PGR POC: Hugh Horne
hughjarvishorne@gmail.com
804 647 6072

Special Instructions:

Brief at 11:15 am.
You must attend the brief to attend the escort
Please be topped off with fuel prior to the arrival of the escort from North Carolina. Ensure gas pumps are clear so those riders can go directly to the pumps to top off.
Several MC Groups have expressed interest in being part of this escort. They are cordially invited but if requesting to ride together, must fall in at the rear of the escort behind the PGR Riders.
All participants must be fueled and ready to go KSU upon arrival of the escort. Stops are 15 minutes for fuel only with the exception of the Ruthers Glen stop, which will be a 30 minute stop for fuel and food. LEO Escort is being arranged for some sections of the escort but not all. We will be traveling on interstate at interstate speeds. Ensure all flag mounts are capable of withstanding highway speeds. The RCIC may request all flags be furled for safety reasons.The PGR RC for each phase of the escort is the ONLY person in charge of the escort. His orders and directions are to be followed. Participants are invited to be part of the entire escort or phases as they choose. Please inform the RCIC of your intentions at the beginning of each phase.All times are estimated, based on projected speeds and highway conditions. Please be patient if the escort is running behind, Simper Gumby.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 10-12-19
Staging Time: 1:15 pm

Flying J /Golden Corral Travel Center
23866 Rogers Clark Blvd
Ruther Glen, Virginia 22546

Ride Captain:

Gary Brinson
540 226 9363

Special Instructions:

Brief at 1:30pm.
You must attend brief to be part of this escort.
Please ensure you are topped off with fuel prior to the arrival of the escort from Skippers.
Ensure gas pumps are clear for the arrival of the escort so they may go directly to the pumps and top off with fuel.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 10-12-19
Staging Time: 3:45 pm

Gilberts Corner
intersection of US-50 and US Route 15.
Aldie, Virginia 20105

Ride Captain:

Jim Robinson
540 718 9317
jbrobinson2001@hotmail.com

Special Instructions:

Brief at 4pm.
You must attend brief to be part of this escort.
Please ensure you are topped off with fuel prior to the arrival of the escort from Ruther Glen.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Roy Hankinson
Position: North Carolina Assistant State Captain

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October 12
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James Gartland Comment

  1. May the Lord wrap His arms around the family and friends of Cpl James Gartland and guide them with His grace during their time of sorrow. Thank you, Cpl Gartland, for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.

    With honor and respect,

    Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
    Virginia State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders

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