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Honor Mission
Steve A. Whitecotton, Veteran
USA USAF – GW/ODS
Sierra Vista, Arizona – 05-03-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Steve Whitecotton was a United States Army veteran. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1973 to 1988 and attained the rank of Technical Sergeant. He then transferred to the US Army from 1988 to 1998 serving with the First Armor Division and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. While in service to his country he earned the Kuwait Libertarian Medal, the Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour 2nd award, the Basic Space Badge, Army Commendation Medal 2nd award, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal 4th award, National Defense Service medal 2nd award, Southwest Asia Service medal, Bronze Service Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development ribbon, Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon 2nd award, Air Force Longevity Service ribbon 3rd award, Air Force Overseas Service Short Tour ribbon, and the Air Force Training ribbon. His final duty station was at the USA info system engineer command at Fort Huachuca where he served as a security Tech. Steve Whitecotton was released from active duty and honorably discharged in 1998. He was a long time member of the VFW, the American Legion Post 52 and former members of SAHRS.  It is our honor to stand in silent reverence as we show respect and gratitude to this hero for his sacrifices made for this nation.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-03-21
Staging Time: 10:15

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Ride Captain:

Dawna Stewart  pgrstevestewart@gmail.com  602-421-0034
American Legion Riders Director: Bobby Wise thealrpost52@gmail.com
Lead Road Guard: Bill Longworth

Special Instructions:

KSU 10:30 am
Military Honors: 11:00 am
Following CDC/Government guidelines/mandates and directives from our State Captain and Cemetery Director, the following precautions are to be followed:· All members are required to wear a face mask/cloth covering at all times during the mission. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you stand down and stay home. There are no exceptions.· No handshakes, elbow bumps, or hugs for greetings and goodbyes.· If you feel ill or have a temperature, please stay home until you improve.· If you have a medical condition(s) that makes you at high risk we ask that you please stand down until conditions improve.· Maintain a minimum of six-foot distance from other members when standing the flag line. Maintain at least 15 feet separation from all family members, cemetery personnel, Honor Guard, funeral home staff, clergy, etc.· Wash your hands before, during (as practical), and after
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: Bill Wooster
Position: Arizona State Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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