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Honor Mission
Larry W. Goode, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Neillsville, Wisconsin – 07-17-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Larry Goode, age 67, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his home on River Avenue. Larry Wayne Goode was born on May 21, 1953 in Jefferson County, West Virginia the son of Merle and Dorothy Goode. He enlisted in the United States Army from December 31, 1970 to December 18, 1973, serving in Vietnam. He was a paratrooper with the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC and received four separate letters of commendation from superior officers for his “unusually high scoring” as the unit’s lead vehicle inspector. He was also certified as a Jungle Warfare Expert at Fort Sherman Training Center in the Panama Canal in 1972 and stood security for President Nixon’s second inauguration in 1973. His daughter wrote, “As I try to put puzzle pieces together now without him, I’m learning about this 17 year old kid who jumped out of planes for the 82nd Airborne “Red Devils”, completed Jungle Warfare in Panama, and stood guard at President Nixon’s inauguration. I’ve been taking his passing fairly well so far but now I’m starting to falter as I wonder how I could be so close to this man for all my life yet not know just how great he was. Larry is not listed as an official member of the PGR but attended many missions with our SRC Ed Bergey. They were very much the same person.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-17-20
Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service
4 South Grand Avenue
Neillsville, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

John Curran
jcurran516@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Staging 9:00 a.m.
Service 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Escort to graveside service.
a. We will not be indoors in proximity to family or visitors.
b. The Ride Captain may present the plaque and dog tags to the family privately. No other members will assist or attend.
c. ALL members MUST wear a face mask over mouth and nose at all times from the time they dismount or leave their vehicle until they depart. Failure to follow this will result in being asked to leave the mission.
d. We ask that the family and friends maintain a safe distance of 8 – 10 feet at all times (therefore we cannot line the immediate entry area or open doors).
e. We may participate in an escort maintaining a safe distance.
f. We may pre-establish a flag line at the burial / interment site not less than 20 feet away from the expected family and friends area and not closer than 10 feet from an adjacent flag.2) I will still order the plaques and custom engraved dog tags and have them sent to the funeral home.It is required that each member to make sure they have a mask with them at all times as well as hand sanitizer and possibly gloves. Each member must consider the potential consequences without feeling any pressure to attend if you feel it unsafe for you or your family.
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: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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