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Honor Mission
F1c Samuel Cyrus Steiner, POW/MIA, KIA
USN – WWII
MULTI-CITY, MULTI-STATE – 11-19, 21-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Family members of F1c Samuel Cyrus Steiner, 20 and a mourning nation have waited 78 years and 11 months to lay their beloved Hero to his final rest. He was among the first casualties of WWII while serving aboard the USS Oklahoma, BB-37. The Battleship Oklahoma suffered catastrophic damage on December 7, 1941 from hostile enemy aircraft attacks and capsized. Torpedo’s sank the ship while moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. F1c Steiner served in the U.S. Navy from August 2, 1940 until December 7, 1941. His Medals and Awards include: Purple Heart Medal – American Defense Service Medal – WWII Victory Medal. 429 crew members, including 415 Sailors and 14 Marines, perished during the attack. F1c Steiner was identified through efforts of the DPAA, USS Oklahoma Project. He was raised on a farm in Little River County Arkansas and played tackle on the Forman High School Football Team. Survived by his sister, several nieces and nephews, and other family members.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-19-20
Staging Time: 1:00 PM

Little Rock National Airport Southwest Air Cargo Area
1100 Temple St
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Map

Ride Captain:

Jerry “DeadEye” Ashby
501-940-7124
tripower@suddenlink.net

Special Instructions:

BRIEFING: 1:30 PM Required for safe participation in the escort.
Please only fly small flags.
FLAG LINE: Upon Hero arrival.
ESCORT TO: East Funeral Home, 602 Olive St, Texarkana, Texas 75501.
Nonstop 145 miles, 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Round trip cage support would be welcome for riders safety!
Cages are also welcome to participate in the airport portion of this mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 11-21-20
Staging Time: 07:30 AM

East Funeral Home
602 Olive St
Texarkana, Texas 75501
Map

Ride Captain:

Rick Schrunk
501-529-3167
rschrunk11@gmail.com
RC for Texas: Richard Arthur, 903-278-1095, n5rga7105@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

BRIEFING: 7:45 AM AR/TX. Required for safe participation in the escort.
FLAG LINE: 8:00 – 9:00 AM – (TX PGR will direct this flag line)
RESPECT LINE: 10:45 AM
ESCORT TO: 11:00 AM – Campground Cemetery County Rd 38, Winthrop, Arkansas 71866. Big Flag Bikes encouraged.
Escort is 40 miles, 50 minutes
INTERMENT: 11:00 AM With Full U.S. Navy Military Honors and Patriot Guard Flag Line with Plaque presentation.
Cages always welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jerry Ashby
Position: Arkansas State Captain

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November 21
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10 Comments

  1. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Samuel. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Thank you for your service to our Country, and your dedication to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Joe “Magic” Maglie, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
    PGR National Staff
    AR Ride Captain

  2. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  3. As the son of a WWII veteran, and as a Viet Nam veteran, I want to thank this wonderful family for their sacrifice and will do my best to bring honor to him by attending both missions. So happy that he is finally coming home, and at last will lie in honored glory.

  4. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Samuel Steiner. Many Thanks for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. Our prayers are with you.  May he rest in peace. Well done, Sir!
    Rick & Ashley Schrunk
    AR PGR
    USAF Veteran

  5. It is with the deepest respect that I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this hero. He has shown himself to be a true American for serving this great country of ours. He can now RIP at our Lords side.

    Harold Robinson
    Ret. U.S. Army

  6. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Samuel Cyrus Steiner. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you His peace during this time.

    F1c Steiner, thank you for your service. You are an American hero and will not be forgotten.

    Roger “Butterball” Vander Lugt
    USAF/Arkansas Air National Guard
    PGR Member Since May, 2013

  7. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. May God wrap His arms of healing, strength, and grace about you.

  8. My condolences go out to the family for your loss. Thank you Mr. Steiner for your service to our great country which you served among the greatest generation of Hero’s . I Salute you sir and welcome home.
    Richard “ Pa Pa G “ Gentry
    PGR Ride Captain
    Ret. US Air Force

  9. Please accept my condolences for the family and friends of Samuel Cyrus Steiner. Thanks to Mr. Steiner for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. R.I.P. Welcome home!
    Don Hewett
    U.S. Army Veteran

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