James Oliver Twist, Active Duty, Veteran
USA , USAR – GW/ODS
Ada, Michigan – 11-01-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
We will stand a flag line to honor the life and service of Michigan State Police Officer, and US Army veteran, Trooper James Oliver Twist. James graduated from Forest Hills Central, class of 2010. Upon graduation, he immediately joined the United States Army, completed basic training at Fort Knox, and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. He made a dozen jumps. James served one tour in Afghanistan in 2012, where he was deployed in the Kandahar Valley. On his frequent emails and phone calls home, he shared his passion for helping others and talked often about the work he and his fellow soldiers did for nearby villages, including building schools. He truly believed his work offered the Afghan civilians even a little bit of freedom and hope. James returned from Afghanistan in October and met his wife,through mutual friends. After a whirlwind two weeks, they spent the next several months apart as James finished his Army service. Missing the camaraderie of the Army, James joined the Army Reserve and served with the 321st Psychological Operations Battalion in Grand Rapids. After four years with Costco, James entered the State Police Training Academy, graduating in July, 2018, Trooper #1615. He had nearly completed his B.A. at Cornerstone University. With James’ infectious energy and ability to light up a room, he will be be deeply missed by his friends and family.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-01-19
Staging Time: 10:30am
There will be many law enforcement officers on hand, the public is welcome to stand the line with us.
Flag line up 11:00AM
no escort, visitation is from Noon till 2pm. We will break down after the service starts. Law Enforcement will do honors after the service.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Mike Myers
Position: Michigan Assistant State Captain
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