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Honor Mission
Thomas Dale Strickland, Veteran
USMC – Vietnam
Independence , Missouri – 05-20-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard will stand a flag line for USMC Hero Thomas Dale Strickland during his visitation and funeral service. Following the service, we will escort him approximately 101 miles to his final resting place in Deepwater, MO at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Hero Strickland left the USMC as a Lance Corporal after serving 2 years. He earned a Purple Heart, Sharpshooter Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Ribbon and Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-20-20
Staging Time: 8:30 a.m.

Newcomers Funeral Home
509 S Noland Rd.
Independence , Missouri 64050

Ride Captain:

Jim Bailey, 816-797-9577

Special Instructions:

Set Flags 8:30 AM
Ride Briefing 8:45 AM
Visitation-Funeral Service 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Escort following to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 949 SW 201 Road, Deepwater, Mo. This will be an approx 101 miles escort. Make sure big flags can withstand highway speed.
PLEASE NOTE:  Once we arrive at the intersection of highway 52 & 201 Road, we will stop and render honors as the procession passes onto a gravel road. Bikes will not be going to the cemetery. However, cages are welcome to do so. The cemetery is approx 1.5 miles on rough gravel then 1 mile west on 900 Road which is a narrow, somewhat mushy grassy road.
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: Jim Bailey
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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May 20
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7 Comments

  1. From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

    Riding in honor of my brother
    Robert J Hill. U.S.M.C
    Riding in honor of my wife’s brother
    Charles B Dupree. U.S.M.C

  2. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace,your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God.

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
    USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
    Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo.
    Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
    Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
    Riding in Honor of my Son:
    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
    Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
    Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
    Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
    Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
    Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
    Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  3. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there.
    I did not die.

  4. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

    Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
    LCDR USN (Ret)

  5. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USMC, Viet Nam War Veteran, Lance Corporal Thomas Dale Strickland. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    Robert “Bob” White
    USA (Ret) 1SG
    Vietnam Era
    Jul 72 – Aug 94
    Ofallon, MO

    Riding in Memory of:
    F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
    G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
    D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

    Riding in Honor of:
    F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
    F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
    D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

  6. My wife and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss.

    We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

    Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

    Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

  7. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved one . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless you all as you go through this time of deep grief .
    I am thankful for Mr. Strickland’s service and sacrifice for our nation in the US Marine corps during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71

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