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Honor Mission
John Richard “Wink” James, Sr., Veteran
USA , WWII
Edgewater, Maryland – 04-07-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders will honor John Richard “Wink” James, Sr., of Davidsonville, MD, by standing a silent flag-line during his visitation. CPL James passed away on March 31st, 2021 at home. He was 99 years old, 4 months shy of his 100th birthday and a WWII Combat veteran, of most of the major engagements in the European Theater. A D-Day survivor, he served with the 3704th Quartermaster Truck Company as a driver. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, fought through Northern France, The Rhineland, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive. Among his many awards and commendations are the Good Conduct Medal; Distinguished Unit Badge; American Theater Service Medal; European/African/Middle Eastern Service Medal w/5 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned home where he worked as a supervisor/superintendent in road construction. He was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 74 years Frances B. James and a large and loving family. He is sorely missed by all who knew him.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 04-07-21
Staging: 5:15 PM

Kalas Funeral Home
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037

Ride Captain:

Ed Wyatt
301-520-4409
edwyatt@comcast.net

Special Instructions:

Stage: 5:15 PM
Brief: 5:30 PM
Honors: 5:45 PM, via silent flag-line from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, then secure.
Be mindful of the weather, dress appropriately and wear face covering. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will maintain 6’ distance requirements.
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: 04-08-21
Staging: 12:15 PM

Kalas FH
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037

Ride Captain:

Chuck Wheelock
301-471-3335
wheeloc402@verizon.net

Special Instructions:

Stage: 12:15 PM
Brief: 12:30 PM
Escort: 1:00 PM (approx.), escort family to Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville, MD 21032.
We will render honors by flag-line at Chapel upon arrival.
Bike flags ok for escort. Be mindful of the weather, dress appropriately and wear face covering. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will maintain 6’ distance requirements.
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: Bruce Gentile
Position: Maryland State Captain

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