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November 9, 2020

Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” Pierce, Veteran
Sumner, Nebraska – 11-09-20


The family of WWII Veteran Bob Pierce, 94, United States Army has requested the Patriot Guard Riders participate in his Funeral Service in Sumner, Nebraska and Graveside Service at the Sumner Cemetery with flag lines at the church and cemetery. Our Hero, Veteran Bob Pierce, 94, faithfully served his country from 1944 to 1946, during World War II as a US Combat Infantry Rifleman with the Americal Division. He saw combat on Cebu Island, the Philippines and was part of the Army occupation on the mainland of Japan. Bob was in amphibious training at the time the atomic bomb was dropped. He was honored to have participated in the very first Hero Flight in central Nebraska out of Custer County which his son, Dick Pierce. He then assisted in planning of as well as being instrumental with numerous Buffalo and Dawson County flights thereafter. Military honors conducted by Sumner American Legion Post #41.

Staging Time: 9:00am

United Church of Sumner,
405 Poplar Street, Sumner
Sumner, Nebraska 68878

Ride Captain:

Burdette Chappell 308-440-9868

Special Instructions:

Flag Captain: Billy Rayburn 308-224-6117
Riders meeting: 9:15 AM
Flag line: 9:30 AM
Funeral service: 10:00 AM
Following the funeral service, weather permitting, the PGR will escort our Hero to his Final Resting Place at the Sumner Cemetery, located on paved Road 446 north of Highway 40. The PGR shall stand a flag line during the graveside service.
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: Scott Knudsen
Position: Nebraska State Captain

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