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Please Note: UPDATED TIME – PART 2
Honor Mission
Lt. General Charles “Chuck” Pitman, Retired
USMC
Dale City, Virginia – 03-08-20 – 03-09-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

PGR has been invited by the family of Lt. General Charles “Chuck” Pitman USMC, to stand a flag-line at the FH during visiting hours and at Quantico National Cemetery during his Memorial Service.  Lt. General Charles Pitman was born in Chicago in 1935 and passed away on February 13, 2020.  He began flying at age 14, enlisted in the Naval Reserve and the Marine Corps in 1953.  By the time he retired in 1990,he had worked his way up to a three-star general and his command had included the Marine Aviation Training Support Group in Pensacola, a role as Assistant Wing Commander for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Group in California and the Command of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Japan.  Over a 40-year military career he piloted almost every aircraft in the Marine Corps.  He flew three combat tours in Vietnam and had his plane shot down by enemy fire seven times.  He logged more than 20,000 flight hours, in 1979-1980 he was selected to lead a rescue mission aimed at freeing 52 Americans who were taken captive at the US Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution.  During his years of service he was awarded the Flying Crosses; a Bronze Star; a Purple Heart and many more commendations; he is survived by his loving family.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-08-20
Staging: 12:30 PM

Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home
4143 Dale Boulevard
Dale City, Virginia 22193

Ride Captain:

Jeff Scheulen
(703) 932-8967

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 12:40 PM, PGR will set the flag-line for the Memorial service and viewing immediately following the briefing.
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: 03-09-20
Staging: 10:30 AM

Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, Virginia 22172

Ride Captain:

Jeff Scheulen
(703) 932-8967

Special Instructions:

PGR will meet at the entrance of the cemetery where we will stand a flag-line and render Honors to the family as they arrive, and then we will proceed to the shelter for the service.  PLEASE NOTE: This is one of two missions that day, the other one is at 2:00 PM and will be posted shortly.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Patrick Segui
Position: Virginia Assistant State Captain

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March 9
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5 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

  2. General, it was an honor and privilege to serve as your ADC. It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle without hesitation. I would follow you to hell and back sir, see you one day soon. vr/s Kay

  3. May the Lord hold the family and friends of Lt. General Charles “Chuck” Pitman in His arms and bless them with His grace during their time of sorrow. LtGen Pitman, thank you for your dedicated service to this country and our freedoms.

    With gratitude, deepest respect and heartfelt sympathy,

    Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Virginia State Captain

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, United States Marine Corps (Ret), Lieutenant General (LTG) Charles Pitman. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    Robert “Bob” White
    USA (Ret) 1SG
    Vietnam Era
    Jul 72 – Aug 94
    Ofallon, MO

    Riding in Memory of:
    F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
    G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
    D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

    Riding in Honor of:
    F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
    F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
    D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

  5. My deepest condolence to the family and friend’s of a true hero. May he rest in peace knowing “We have the Watch”!

    Robert L Sexton
    Virginia District 5 Ride Captain
    SK1(SW) USN (Ret)

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