Thomas Benton McConnell, Veteran
USN – WWII
Prescott, Arizona – 10-27-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Tom McConnell (known as ” Cowboy Tom”) recently passed at the age of 93. He was 16 years old when he volunteered to serve in the US Navy, and served our Country from 1944 until 1966, when he was discharged as a Seaman First Class. Tom served in the Pacific Theater during WWII, and received the following awards: Asiatic-Pacific Area-2stars, American Area Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. During the war Tom drove a landing craft that landed Marines onto the beaches of Iwo Jima and Okinawa Islands. In the 1980’s Tom worked for the US Forest Service fighting forest fires. He was also active with the Brookdale Vets group, participating in the celebrations of WWII’s 75th anniversary last year.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-27-20
Staging Time: 09:30
Prescott National Cemetery
Flag line: 9:50
Military Honors: 10 AM
Flag Captain: Bill Musser
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 a 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, clergy, etc.· Water will be provided by the Flag Captain and passed out only by that person. No snacks will be provided by the Flag Captain 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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