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Honor Mission
John McIlwain, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
McMurray, Pennsylvania – 09-24-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of John McIlwain, U.S. Army & LEO, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies for the interment.  John served in the U.S. Army from June of 1963, having served two tours in Vietnam with 14 years of service and was honorably discharged with the rank of Major, February of 1977.  Decorations include, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star.  John continued his service as a Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF) and retired as a Resident Agent in Charge in 1995. Upon retirement, John passed along his real-world experience when he became a professor of Criminal Justice at Waynesburg University.
He was an integral part of Fiat Lux and CSI camps at Waynesburg.  John was the President of Pittsburgh Masonic Police Pin Club, member of Blue Knights International, Blue Knights McMurray, PA 21, and a life member of VFW Post #764 in McMurray.  John served our country and community with honor, it’s now our turn to honor him.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-24-20
Staging Time: 1:00 pm

Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
2820 Washington Rd
McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317

Ride Captain:

Jim Shaw
jeshaw@comcast.net
(412)217-5967
Tom McEnteer
mcenteers@aol.com
(724) 255-5507
Ken Thompson
theanimalx@hotmail.com
(724) 986-0502

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 1:15 PM
Flag Line: 1:30 PM
Visitation 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm
Masonic service 7 pm
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

 

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09-25-20
Staging Time: 8:15 am

St. David’s Episcopal Church
905 E McMurray Rd, Venetia, PA 15367

Ride Captain:

Jim Shaw
jeshaw@comcast.net
(412)217-5967
Tom McEnteer
mcenteers@aol.com
(724) 255-5507
Ken Thompson
theanimalx@hotmail.com
(724) 986-0502

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 8:45 AM
Flag Line: 9:00 AM
Service at 9:30 AM
Following the service KSU, escorting to:
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd
Cecil Township,PA 15017
Interment at 12:30 PM
This is a two day Mission, members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission.
Remember that the National Cemetery is a Federal Reservation and No weapons are permitted.
Also grab your masks, they need to be worn while social distancing during the service and interment and once indoors.
Also, before heading out please watch the weather and dress accordingly.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Marcy “Marcella” Sorensen
Position: Pennsylvania Ride Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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September 24 @ 1:00 pm
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September 25 @ 8:15 am
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