Oley L. Cross
USA – WWII, Korea
Denham Springs, Louisiana – 06-26-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Oley L Cross was called to active duty in April 1943. He completed basic training at Fort Sill Oklahoma and liaison flying school at Sheppard Field, Texas in 1944. He was commissioned a 2nd LT and shipped out to the Island of Leyte in the Philippines. After the war, he completed his degree, returned to Mississippi and was later called back in service in June 1951 for the Korean conflict as a pilot. He flew combat missions as a light observation pilot directing fire from the air. His service was completed in February 1953 and he returned home.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-26-20
Staging Time: 10:15 am
Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery
North Range Ave at Cockerhan (near Denham Springs High School)
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70727
PGR will brief, set flags and be prepared for the family’s arrival at approximately 10:50 AM.Private graveside services will be held by his family commencing at 11:00 AM.VFW Post 3784 will provide a Honor Guard with rifles – PGR will participate as needed. Parking is “tight” – Ride Captain will brief riders as you arrive.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Sidney Gale
Position: Louisiana Ride Captain
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