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
Jim Bailey, 816-797-9577
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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