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Honor Mission
Michael Lee Battiest, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Selmer, Tennessee – 02-26-21


Our great State of Tennessee has lost another Veteran Hero, Specialist Fifth Class Michael Battiest, passed on February 17th, 2021. SP5 Battiest proudly served our nation in the US Army serving three years from August 1969 to August 1972 with a tour in Vietnam. During his time in service SP5 Battiest earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon with Two Overseas Bars, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. The Patriot Guard Riders will Honor SP5 Battiest and the services he rendered to this great nation.

Staging Time: 10:30 am

Shackelford Funeral Directors
160 Cypress Ave
Selmer, Tennessee 38375

Ride Captain:

Pete Thedford

Special Instructions:

Flag line starting at 11:00 AM until the beginning of services at 1:00 PM.
At the conclusion of services Patriot Guard Riders will escort SP5 Battiest to Lake Hill Memorial Gardens for burial.
Cemetery map coordinates
Flag line at graveside for Military Honors.
This will be a 4 mile escort.
Weather forecast is for 90% chance of rain and thunderstorms.
If you think you have been exposed to the COVID virus or have symptoms please do not attend this mission.
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: Raymond Thedford
Position: Tennessee Assistant State Captain

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Michael Lee Battiest Comment

  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

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