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Honor Mission
Sgt. Robert W. McCarville, MIA, KIA
USA – WWII
Beloit, Wisconsin – 11-07-19, 11-08-19, 11-09-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:
Army Sgt. Robert W. McCarville 24, of Beloit, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 10, 2019. In December 1942, McCarville was a member of Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Dec. 5, 1942, during an assault against enemy positions near Cape Endaiadere, Duropa Plantation, Territory of Papua. Due to intense enemy fire, his unit was unable to recover his remains. In 1945, a platoon leader from McCarville’s company recalled that McCarville’s remains were recovered Dec. 18, 1942, and he was buried in a temporary grave near where he was killed. The platoon leader said that in January 1943, a burial detail disinterred McCarville’s remains and transferred them to a small cemetery on the beach at Cape Endaiadere. On Nov. 4, 2016, Unknown X-34 was disinterred, and the remains were sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis. We are bringing Robert home.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-07-19
Staging Time: 8:15 pm

Milwaukee Mitchell Airport In accordance with new policies, we will stage at the International Building Terminal. Take the Hutsteiner Drive entrance going to the International Terminal and we establish a flagline on Hutsteiner Drive.
We will establish a flagline for the family arrival, Distinguished Transfer, and their departure.
We will NOT be doing an escort.
Escort to:
Daley Murphy Wisch Funeral Home
2355 Cranston Rd
Beloit, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

John Curran
jcurran516@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Last escorts from Milwaukee were dangerous, we will establish a flag line at the funeral home for the Distinguished Transfer.
ETA 10:00 p.m.
Staging 9:00 p.m.
Due to the expected weather and time of event, we will establish a flag line at the funeral home for the Distinguished Transfer.
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: 11-08-19
Staging Time: 12:00 noon

Daley Murphy Wisch Funeral Home
2355 Cranston Rd
Beloit, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

John Curran
jcurran516@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Staging 12:00 p.m.
Military Award & Picture Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
Private Family Gathering 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 11-09-19
Staging Time: 12:00noon

Mount Thabor Cemetery
2138 Shopiere Rd (West of Our Lady of the Assumption)
Beloit, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

John Curran
jcurran516@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Staging 12:00 p.m.
PRIVATE Graveside service 1:00 p.m. Full Military Honors
Flags & Water:
Flags will 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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November 7
End:
November 9
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Sgt. Robert W. McCarville Comment

  1. It was a great honor to serve this family. His sister Monica is 96 and very sharp, the rest of the family is very grateful for our service and help in bringing Robert home. Her son (Robert’s nephew) and the family members were quite simply overwhelmed that people who could not possibly have know him would be there and as they said “Those fine young boys who stood out in the cold at the airport.” One more glorious home coming, 30,000 to go.

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