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Honor Mission
Russell Amos Gipson, Jr., Veteran
USN – Vietnam
Des Moines, Iowa – 05-21-20


The Patriot Guard Riders will stand in as the family for Russell Amos Gipson, Jr.  Russ served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran.  Russ graduated Des Moines Technical High School in 1964, his core area was Radio & TV Production and he served on the Tech Engineer Staff for the year book.

Staging: 9:45 AM

Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Ride Captain:

TBD (Please see the Iowa Calendar for updates)

Special Instructions:

Rally Time: 9:45 AM
Briefing: 10:00 AM
Escort: 10:15 AM, to Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa.
Grave side service: 11:00 AM,
The Patriot Guard will take up a position behind the big flag poles, in an arched formation, please follow ride captain instructions during the mission. If you are not feeling well in any way, please refrain from attending. Maintain social distancing at all times, ( 7 feet ).  Please use the sign-up feature on the Patriot Guard Calendar app to let us know you are coming.  If you need that information, please go to
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: Richard Shipley

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