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Honor Mission
Lester B. Starnes, Retired
USA – Korea, Vietnam
Leonard, Texas – 06-15-18

ABOUT THE MISSION:

MSGT Starnes served 20 plus years as a member of the United States Army attaining the rank of Master Staff Sergeant. He served in the Congolese Uprising in the Belgian Congo, the Cuban Crisis, Korea, where he was a Prisoner of War for 14 months, and in Vietnam for 2 years. The Patriot Guard will stand flag lines at the funeral and interment services as well as accompany him on his last ride from the funeral service to the cemetery.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-15-18
Staging Time: 13:00

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel
701 N Cedar St
Leonard, Texas 75452
https://goo.gl/maps/bf6M4CqrciB2

Ride Captain:

Jim Wiggins
jimwtx@verizon.net
(903) 217-4066

Special Instructions:

Riders will stage at the funeral home in Leonard. A mission briefing will be held, and the riders will establish the Flag Line for the funeral service. When the service begins, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, so it may depart for the interment site. An honor line will be held at the end of the service and riders will then join the procession to the interment site.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-15-18
Staging Time: 14:15

Randolph-Lindsey Cemetery
TX121 Business (north of Randolph)
Leonard, Texas 75452
https://goo.gl/maps/mMU86SuKpS82

Ride Captain:

Jim Wiggins
jimwtx@verizon.net
(903) 217-4066

Special Instructions:

Riders will stage at Randolph-Lindsey Cemetery. Flags will be staked to prepare for the arrival of Mr. Starnes, family and friends. When the procession arrives, the riders will establish the flag line and stand “tall and silent” during the interment service. An Army Honor Guard will be performing honors. When the service ends, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, riders debriefed and dismissed from this mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Ted Waldron
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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June 15
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4 Comments

  1. We have lost another Great American Hero,

    Angie and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It’s with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, Viet Nam

    Riding in memory of:
    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, U.S. Army, Viet Nam,
    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331st Base Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMC Korea,

    They were my heroes, I stand for them.

  2. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  3. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lester B. Starnes, US Army Korea and Vietnam Wars Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch. Welcome home…

  4. It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero’s service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA’s you are not forgotten.

    “Hotwheel,” Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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