James Shippey, POW/MIA, Veteran
USA – Korea, Vietnam
Alexandria/Marion, Indiana – 11-20-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
James joined the United States Army, serving during the later part of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a POW from March 30, 1965 until July 31, 1968. He received five Purple Hearts for his heroic actions during his five tours, totaling nine years. James’s fifth purple heart was presented by Vice President Hubert Humphrey upon the USS Benewah. He retired after twenty-three and a third years on May 31st, 1976.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-20-20
Staging Time: 8:15am
Whetsel Funeral Service
1503 South Park Avenue
Alexandria, Indiana 46001
Butch Tompkins (765) 425-7085
Jacque Sheets (765) 998-2833
We will form a flag line beginning at 9:00am to receive the family until the beginning of the service at 12:00pm at which time we will stand down. The family has also requested we escort James to his final resting place at Marion National Cemetery, 1700 E. 38th St. in Marion immediately after the funeral service. We will stake flags and stand a flag line during internment services.
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: Samuel Elkins
Position: Indiana Ride Captain
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