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Honor Mission
Richard Earl Richards, Retired
USA – Vietnam
Dallas, Texas – 08-03-18


Sergeant Major Richards served our country in the Army for 27 years. In that time, he earned the rank of Sergeant Major and several commendations which includes the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device, Army Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Medal (9th Award). The family of Sergeant Major Richard E. Richards has asked the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our country by standing a flag line at his interment service.

Staging Time: 1:30 PM

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, Texas 75211

Ride Captain:

Brian Liberty
(979) 702-9097

Special Instructions:

Riders will stage at the Visitor’s Center of DFW National Cemetery. After the mission briefing, Honor Bikes will be selected, and they will move to the appropriate staging lane. Remaining riders will proceed to the assigned shelter, set the flags and await the arrival of SGM Richards family and friends. After the service, flags will be returned to the storage locker and riders will be debriefed and dismissed
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Ted Waldron
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. A hero has fallen. It is time for us to mourn their passing, secure in the
    knowledge that their service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We mourn
    with their family and friends, knowing that they will find peace in the arms
    of the Lord.
    Hero, your watch is done, you can stand down now. We now have the watch.

    POW-MIA’s you are not forgotten.

    “Hotwheel,” Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

  3. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of SGM (RET) Richard E. Richards, US Army Vietnam Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch. Welcome home…

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