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Honor Mission
Robert B. Blake Jr.
USA – , Vietnam
Lexington, South Carolina – 03-06-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Robert B. Blake Jr. passed away on January 7th, 2020 at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. An exhaustive investigation by the Richland County Coroner’s Office concluded that SFC Blake did not have any family that was able to provide final arrangements. The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program stepped forward to provide this previously unclaimed Veteran, SFC Blake, with his final salute.Sergeant First Class Robert B. Blake Jr was born April 16th, 1948 and entered the United States Army in 1966. SFC Blake served honorably in the US Army for 23 years receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Metal, Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Combat Infantry Badge and a Parachute Badge. He retired from the US Army in 1989.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-06-20
Staging Time: 10:00

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home- Lexington Chapel,503 N. Lake Drive
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
https://goo.gl/maps/fCJng5H7uYDfrd41A

Ride Captain:

Jim “Iceman” Brewer
(803) 647-4348
brewerjim88@yahoo.com

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 10:30 AM After the briefing, we will prepare to conduct an escort with LEO assistance departing at 11:00 AM.Please check your big flag mounts for safety at highway speeds.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-06-20
Staging Time: 11:00

Fort Jackson National Cemetery4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29229
https://goo.gl/maps/vRqxw9A2o9xxGpYF9

Ride Captain:

Marty “Shovellhead” Johnson
(803) 788-2480
scnative35@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 11:15 AMMeet at the administrative building for a briefing. We will move to the committal shelter as a group to establish a flag line for the 12:00 PM service.Flags and Water: Mentor Sally “Taco” Christian
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: L.Z. Harrison, Jr.
Position: South Carolina Assistant State Captain

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February 28
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Robert B. Blake Jr. Comment

  1. Bob, Rest in Peace my friend, we served honorably together. One of the finest NCO’s that any soldier could serve with. Ride with your head held high with all of the other brothers who have paved the way before you, you and Cajun will blaze the trail for the rest of us to follow. Again brother Ride Free, and Rest in Peace, until we meet again.

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