Michael Boyd Stack
USA , WoT
Lake City, South Carolina – 10-10-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Honor and Remember – South Carolina Chapter will present a personalized Honor and Remember Flag to the family of Sergeant Major Michael Boyd Stack, United States Army, Killed in Action (KIA) on 11 April 2004 outside of Hillah, Iraq. His family welcomes the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in honor of their loved one during this flag presentation ceremony.Michael Boyd Stack joined the Army in 1977, entered the Special Forces in 1988, and he earned the nickname “No Slack Billy Jack Stack”. SGM Stack served in the Balkans, in Iraq during the first Gulf War, and in operations supporting the Global War on Terror.While on a mission, his Special Forces team was ambushed. In a gun fight lasting several hours, his actions led to all of his men coming out of the fight alive, but he lost his life in the process. SGM Michael Boyd Stack was killed in action on Easter Sunday 2004. For his actions under enemy fire, SGM Stack was posthumously awarded the Silver Star – the third highest military award designated solely for heroism in combat.According to his brother, three things were important to SGM Stack – God, family and the United States Army. At his time of death, he left behind a wife, 6 children and 3 grandchildren. He was 48 years old.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-10-20
Staging Time: 12:15
Lake City Community Park
Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Flag Wagon: Yoder & Taco Christian
The flag presentation will take place in front of a tree at Lake City Community Park planted in memory of SGM Stack. After the briefing, we’ll walk through the park to the location of the ceremony. The flag presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, and we will stand a flag line for the duration of the ceremony – approximately 20-30 minutes.Honor and Remember kindly requests everyone wear a facemask or suitable face covering.COVID-19: For PGR missions during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we will abide by all rules and regulations set by the CDC and the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Each attendee is responsible for bringing a personal face-covering. It does not have to be an actual mask; any suitable face covering will be sufficient, as we will be setting an example that “We are observing all CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19.” In keeping with the requirements of the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs, PGR members will maintain at least a six-foot distance between each other during the briefing and flag line. We will observe any requirements of the family, and we will maintain a minimum separation of 10 feet from family and guests.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.