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Honor Mission
Oley L. Cross
USA – WWII, Korea
Denham Springs, Louisiana – 06-26-20



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.

Staging Time: 10:15 am

Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery
North Range Ave at Cockerhan (near Denham Springs High School)
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70727

Ride Captain:

Sid Gale

Special Instructions:

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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June 26
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  1. We have lost another Great American Hero,

    Angie and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It’s with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, 366th SPS, Viet Nam

    In memory of:
    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331st Air Base Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, 9th Inf.,Viet Nam.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMC Korea,

    They were my heroes, I stand for them.

  2. Ecclesiastes 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;. Lord we pray for strength for the family as they go through the days ahead. Bind them together in love and comfort them only as you can. Help them to remember the fond and happy memories
    My wife and I wish to offer our deep heartfelt condolences.
    They did their part. Now we will do our very best to honor you.
    Thank you for your service!! God Bless You!!


  3. 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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