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Honor Mission
Maxwell Taylor Courson, Veteran
USA
Hazlehurst, Georgia – 02-28-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have the honor of standing for SP4 Maxwell Taylor Courson as he once stood for us. Dr. Courson was a US Army veteran and a Public Information Specialist at Ft’ Benning, GA, and the 2nd Inf. Division in Korea, he joined the army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Max studied journalism at UGA and received his doctorate degree at the University of Hawaii. Max was also a professor of journalism and communication and taught Japanese students in summer orientation programs.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-28-21
Staging Time: 11:45 am

Wainright Parlor Funeral Home
3 East Odum Street
Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539

Ride Captain:

Grady GPS Blaxton
blaxtong@yahoo.com
912-293-2827

Special Instructions:

We will stage at the funeral home and join the funeral procession with a rolling honor guard to the city cemetery which is approximately one mile. The family has requested riders to fly a raccoon tail on their bikes in honor of SP4 Courson if possible, he had coon tail attached to the rear of his bike.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at the mission briefing.
A general record of attendees will be held by the ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed.
Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have a higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against the risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
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: George Blaxton
Position: Georgia 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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February 28
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2 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. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Maxwell Taylor Courson. Thank you for your service to our country, you can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

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