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Honor Mission
John Luther Helmick, Retired, PGR
USA, Vietnam
Augusta, Georgia – 03-11-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:
SFC John Helmick retired from the US Army with 21 years service including 5 campaigns in Vietnam. He served as both a 32D40 Station Technical Controller and as a 36H40 Dial/Manual Central Office Repairer. After his military service he continued his service to our country as a civilian at Ft. Gordon where he served as the Chief of the Senior Leadership Team and Course Manager for the Signal Pre-Command Course (PCC), John directly impacted the lives and careers of nearly every senior officer in the Signal Regiment who served during the past 14 years. He successfully planned and executed 88 PCC classes and trained 869 total students including 146 Colonels, 619 Lieutenant Colonels, 70 Majors, and 34 DA Civilians. Of these, one was eventually selected for promotion to Lieutenant General, nine were selected for Major General, and 18 were selected for Brigadier General. John retired the second time on December 31, 2008, his career with the Army spanned a total of 44 years, three months, and 16 days. John was a member of American Legion Post 192 in Evans, Ga as well as a previous member of ALR Chapter 192. During the early years of the PGR John stood with us on many missions until his health would no longer allow him to ride or participate.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-11-20
Staging Time: 5:15 pm

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors
214 Davis Rd
Augusta, Georgia 30907

Ride Captain:

Leon ‘River Rat’ McLamb
mcla549@bellsouth.net
(706) 836-6104

Special Instructions:

We will stand a flag line as family and guests arrive for the visitation until 8:00 pm.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-12-20
Staging Time: 12:45 pm

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors
214 Davis Rd
Augusta, Georgia 30907

Ride Captain:

Leon ‘River Rat’ Mclamb
mcla549@bellsouth.net
(706) 836-6104

Special Instructions:

We will stand a flag line as family and guests for the 2:00 pm service.
When the service begins we will prepare to accompany the procession to Bellevue Memorial Gardens for interment with military honors.
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: Leon McLamb
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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March 11
End:
March 12
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2 Comments

  1. 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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