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Honor Mission
Roger Ford Barnes Tompkins , Veteran
Canton, Georgia – 09-02-19


It is my sad duty to inform of the passing of another U.S. Army Veteran. The family of Mr. Roger Ford Barnes Tompkins has asked we stand a silent flag line to honor the life and service of their hero. It will be our Honor and privilege to do so.
SPEC-4 (T) Tompkins served Stateside from Aug 1965 -1967 . Mr. Tompkins Loved riding his motorcycles (owning several over the years); enjoyed camping, kayaking and sailing. Of late, his daughter asked him; ‘what do think about having been in the Army’ and his response was- “Best thing I ever did”.
          This mission is on Labor Day but early morning so please come honor this veteran and then there will be time to enjoy your holiday.

Staging Time: 08:17 AM

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Peter ‘Sidehack’ Hefele

Special Instructions:

Stage at the flag pole area between PIC building and Shelter 1 where we will have a short Briefing before heading to the assigned shelter. We will stand a silent flag line at his interment scheduled for 9:00 AM.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Peter Hefele
Position: Georgia Ride Captain

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September 2, 2019
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  1. 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

  2. Our sincerest condolences for your Hero and to the family, his tour is over but will live on guarding us all. We thank him for his service to our Nation.

    R.I.P. Roger Tompkins

  3. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Roger Ford Barnes Tompkins. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace, your duty here on earth is done.

    Lamar “SpeedyO” Owen, USA, Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in Memory of My Brother
    James W. Owen

  4. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. I loved my Dad so much and he is forever in my heart. He was proud to have served! A man who loved his motorcycles, he will RIDE ON…to his heavenly Home.

  5. Thank you Peter Hefele and the many Patriot Riders who honored my Dad Roger Tompkins today. How I felt getting out of the car and seeing all of you is not able to be expressed adequately. Thank you for giving Dad the Dignity he deserves.
    I will never forget today and nor will anyone in my family. It is etched in our hearts. I will be forever grateful. Thank you.

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