James Jones Mercer, Jr., Veteran
Jacksonville, Florida – 07-07-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The family of U.S. Navy BM3 James Jones Mercer, Jr. (66) graciously requests that the Patriot Guard Riders escort him and his family from Lannie Road Baptist Church to his final resting place at Jacksonville National Cemetery and render honors during his memorial service. Mr. Mercer served his country honorably for 4 years active and 2 years reserve. He served during the Iranian hostage crisis aboard the USS Alamo (LSD-33), and following his service, he was a member of the U.S. Merchant Marines during Operation Desert Storm. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Battle “E” Ribbon, and Sea Service Ribbon.
He was a longtime resident of Middleburg, FL, where he operated a painting and pressure washing business.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-07-20
Staging Time: 1:15 PM
Lannie Road Baptist Church
5998 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Rider Brief: 1:30 PM
Family Brief: 1:45 PM
KSU: 1:55 PM for a short escort to Jacksonville National Cemetery.
All COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly followed. Face coverings will be mandatory for the mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Richard Vernon
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain
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