Merle Nelson Fister, Retired
USA USAF – WWII, Korea
Maple Valley, Washington – 03-22-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been invited to honor Merle Nelson FIster, Colonel, US Army Air Corps and US Air Force. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was soon thereafter selected for Air Cadet Training. Merle graduated from flight school in January 1944 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He went on the fly B24’s. Merle served tours in Germany, Korea and several other countries. During his 28 years of service to our country, he was awarded many medals and ribbons including Army Commendation Medal, Middle East Campaign Medal, World War 2 Victory Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and many more. The Colonel retired after 28 years of service and then attended Arizona State University, receiving his Masters Degree. Soon thereafter, he moved to Redmond and owned and ran a tax and accounting business, along with several other businesses. The Colonel remained very active in his community and wore his dress uniform every year to many Veteran oriented events and was an avid supporter of veterans everywhere.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-22-19
Staging Time: 1:30 PM
23225 Maple Valley Highway
Maple Valley, Washington 98038
RC- Dean Thiem firstname.lastname@example.org 1-360-969-1755RCIT-TBASV-Ron Jellum, email@example.com, 206-669-8662
1:15: RC, RCIT, SV arrive
1:30 Riders Arrive, Sign in
1:45 Ride Brief
2:00 KSU for service location
2:15: Arrive Service location, set up flag line
2:30: Service Starts
2:45 Service Ends, Mission debrief.
Weather is forecast to be in the low 50’s with rain. Please check the weather.
Cages are welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Dean Thiem
Position: Washington Ride Captain
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