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November 7, 2020

Honor Mission
Thaddeus Raymond Edel, Veteran
Ash Fork, Arizona – 11-07-20

Ted served as a Seabee in the US Navy from 1957 until 1959. He helped build the US Naval Base on Eleuthera (in the Bahamas) which was used to track Soviet submarines. The base was then greatly expanded and it became part of the Air Force Missile Test Centers Atlantic missile range. In coordination with eleven other stations around the Caribbean they were responsible for long range monitoring of rocket and guided missile launches, etc. for the Air Force, Army and Navy. In 1980 it was officially decommissioned and abandoned. Ted recently passed at the age of 81.

Staging Time: 10:15

Ash Fork Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Ash Fork, Arizona 86320

Ride Captain:

Bob McCarty
(928) 607-4636

Special Instructions:

10:30 AM – Flag line briefing
10:45 AM – Flag Line
11:00 AM – Military Honors
Flag line will come down at the conclusion of military honors.
Flag Captain: Ellen Hampton
DIRECTIONS: SR 89 (North) to Ash Fork(If you are coming from I-40, take Exit 146 and turn north when you exit onto business 40).Continue into Ash Fork RIGHT onto First Street (road becomes Double A Ranch Rd)Approx. 0.4 miles turn RIGHT onto Cemetery Road. Cemetery is on your right. Following CDC/Government guidelines/mandates and directives from our State Captain, 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 medical condition(s) that make 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. Water will be provided by the flag support person and passed out only by that person. No snacks will be provided by flag support and members should not bring any to share either.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: John Moffitt
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain

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