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Honor Mission
James Wilbur Head, Veteran
USMC – WWII
Phoenix, Arizona – 01-15-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:
James Head was a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He served from 21 June 1943 to 23 March 1946. Jim quit high school to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Like many of the Greatest Generation, the calling to serve his Country was strong. He attended boot camp at Paris Island in August of 1943. He was promoted to PFC at Camp Lejeune. He attended Bakers School and was promoted to Corporal. He was sent to Camp Pendleton and then sailed to Guam but the island was secured and went to Hawaii, attached to the 5th Division.Jim trained extensively for the island hopping campaign taking place in the Pacific and sailed to Iwo Jima following that training. Making the beach landing 2 days following the initial assault. Jim landed with the 28th Marines and was assigned to the 5th Service Battalion. He worked to evacuate the KIA and Wounded and also assisted in patrols.Contracting malaria after weeks of the island campaign, Jim spend several weeks in the hospital and after Iwo Jima was secured and the surrender of Japan, he was assigned to the occupation forces in Japan.Jim was discharged in 1946

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-15-20
Staging Time: 09:40

Walgreens, 13227 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85022

Ride Captain:

Tom Burns
Lead Road Guard Bill Wooster

Special Instructions:

Due to OPSEC protocol, we will meet at this location then proceed to residence.
KSU: 9:55 am to private residence
10:20 COH  then safety briefing.
10:40 am KSU for final destination
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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-15-20
Staging Time: 10:40

All Saints Lutheran Church
15649 N. 7th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85022

Ride Captain:

Tom Burns
Flag Support Bill Johnson

Special Instructions:

10:40 am Staging at church.
Meet flag support here, and prepare flag line for arrival of escort.Dismissal following dignified transfer
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Bill Wooster
Position: Arizona State Captain

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January 15
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