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Honor Mission
John F. Hodgson , Veteran, PGR
USA , USAR –  Vietnam
Canton, Georgia – 03-01-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard is honored to have been invited to provide a rolling honor guard and stand for U.S. Army Veteran John Francis Hodgson. John stood the flag line of the PGR in 2006 and 2007. Among other decorations Sergeant Hodgson was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam from 1968 until 1969. He also received the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. John’s last ride will be on his good friends Indian Roadmaster.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-01-21
Staging Time: 10:15 am

Darby Funeral Home
480 East Main Street
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Byron “Gimpy” Hall
bplayer46@gmail.com
(770) 883-8175

Special Instructions:

Stage in parking lot next to adjacent office. After briefing we will establish a silent flag line and stand from 10:30 am until the start of the service at 11:00 am. We will stand down and get lined up for the LEO assisted rolling honor guard to GNC. KSU scheduled for 12:00 pm.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed.Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-01-21
Staging Time: 12:15 pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Byron “Gimpy” Hall
bplayer46@gmail.com
(770) 883-8175

Special Instructions:

Stage at the PIC building and await the arrival of the escort. Cages park closely on both sides of drive. Leave area on left up front for bikes arriving in escort. We will move to the assigned shelter when appropriate. Service is scheduled for 1:00 pm.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed.Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Byron L Hall
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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March 1
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2 Comments

  1. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of John F. Hodgson . Thank you for your service to our country, you can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

  2. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

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