PFC James M Siler, Veteran
USA – WWII
Bald Knob, Arkansas – 02-10-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
On February 4, 2021 PFC James M Siler heard and responded to his last cry of “MEDIC”. He served in the Army as a field medic during the years of 1943 to 1945. “He served in the 3rd Army, 5th Infantry Division, 5th Medical Battalion, and Company C. He was a part of General Patton’s 3rd Army.” It is said that one cold winter night he and other soldiers were talking when an NCO came up to them told them to get their gear ready and on to the trucks. They rode the trucks for 24 hours to the Battle of the Bulge. For his service he was awarded: the European-African-Middle-east Campaign Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, the Combat Medical Badge and a Bronze star. The highest honor perhaps was when he received the Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor for his service in during the war in France. He was involved in campaigns after D-Day: the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-10-21
Staging Time: 10:30 AM
Powell Funeral Home
1272 Highway 367 North
Bald Knob, Arkansas
Randy “Mudd” Crownover
501 993 2517
Staging time: 1030
Briefing time 1045
Flag line time: 1115 until start of service.
Respect line post service with escort to Heard Cemetery in Bradford.
Bike escort is dependent or the weather (forecast is for high 30s to low 40s and rain).
The family POC has stressed safety of the riders is the important aspect.
LEO escort to the cemetery. Military Honors and plaque presentation at the graveside.
CDC guidelines in effect.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Randall Crownover
Position: Arkansas Ride Captain
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