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Honor Mission
Samuel T. Croker , Veteran
USA , ANG –  GW/ODS
Canton, Georgia – 03-31-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Samuel Timothy Croker honorably served in the U. S. Army for 4 years rising to the rank of Corporal. His family has requested the PGR to stand a silent flag line in his honor. It is our honor to do so.  Sam served during the liberation of Kuwait in 1/37 Armor, 1st Armor Division from Germany as a tank crewman. He earned numerous medals and badges for his service. Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Driver & mechanic Badge, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expert badge with 9mm pistol.  Samuel Croker enjoyed kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, camping and marathon running. Sam worked for FAS as a data scientist. He held a Master of Science degree in statistics.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-31-21
Staging Time: 1:55 pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Tom “Winger” Cissell
(770) 298-8031
winger98@comcast.net

Special Instructions:

Stage at the PIC building with bikes parked chevron on the left side of the drive, up front. Cages park closely on both sides of the drive leaving room for traffic to pass in between the bikes and cages. Rain is predicted, so come prepared. Tailgunner will be the flag wagon for the mission.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed.Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Tom Cissell
Position: Georgia Ride Captain

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Date:
March 29
Time:
12:00 am
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3 Comments

  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. Samuel Croker Ride Report:
    It was a wet 62 degrees as 13 PGR assembled at Georgia National Cemetery for the inurnment service at 1:55 PM on 03-31-21. The shelter was open so Pete stayed at the Public Information Center to direct everyone to the shelter. Reuben and I went on to the shelter to wait on the others as they arrived. We said the Pledge of Allegiance and Gimpy led us in prayer. Tailgunner provided the flags and I conducted the briefing. We rendered honors as Sam was taken into the shelter by the Army Honor Guard. The Army played taps and then folded and presented the flag to Sam’s widow. I then presented the PGR condolence card and an angel coin. Mrs. Croker thanked us for being there to honor Sam.

    Although the radar showed that we should have rain during the service, it only drizzled.

    Thank you for coming out on a dismal day to honor this hero.

  3. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Samuel T. Croker. Thank you for your service to our country, you can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

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