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Honor Mission
SFC Rufus Ketchum, Active Duty
USA – Korea
Superior, Wisconsin – 08-12-18


The family of U.S. Army Medic SFC Rufus Ketchum has invited the Patriot Guard to stand a flag line in honor of his life and service to our country.
SFC Rufus Ketchum was a medic assigned to the Medical Detachment, Artillery Division, 7th Infantry Division, attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery. He was last observed during heavy fighting at Chosin Reservior in North Korea on December 6, 1950 tending wounded comrades. Ketchum was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and Bronze Star. His remains were reported accounted for on April 23, 2018.
Please join us as we stand in silent tribute for his service in the Army and our country.
He will arrive in Superior, WI on Sunday August 12, 2018. Part 2 of this mission, visitation and graveside services will be Tuesday August 14, 2018 with full military Honors.

Staging Time: 3:00 p.m.

Downs-LeSage Funeral Home
1304 Hammond Avenue
Superior, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Bill & Dawn Midbrod

Special Instructions:

Staging 3:00 p.m. Parking, please park in lot by corner of N 13th St. and Cumming Ave.
Details for burial to be finalized.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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  1. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of SFC Rufus Ketchum, US Army KIA Korea. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Doc…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch. At long last, welcome home…

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