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Honor Mission
PVT Thomas Newton Olive, Veteran
USA, USMC – Vietnam
Benton, Arkansas – 04-02-20


PVT Thomas Newton Olive, 70, was born 24 Aug 1949 in England Arkansas. He joined the US Marine Corps on Aug. 6, 1969 and served until 5 Aug 1971, including 11 mo. of overseas duty in Vietnam. His last duty assignment was with the Hq. Btry, 1st. Bn. 10th MAR.Div FMF. CLNC. His awards include: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal W/1 Star, Vietnamese Campaign Medal W/Device, combat Action Ribbon. He had also served in the US Army following but those records could not be located. Mr Olive owned several successful service stations and towing services including Metro Towing and Recovery. He lived his life for his children and grandchildren, Family was important to him and he would do anything for them. He is survived by two sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great grandson, nieces and nephews, and many friends. It will be an Honor to stand with Respect for this Hero’s Service to our country.

Staging Time: 12:30 PM

Smith- Rosemont Cemetery
1010 Military Road
Benton, Arkansas 72015

Ride Captain:

Richard “ Pa Pa G “ Gentry

Special Instructions:

Staging: 12:30 PM.  in the Military Section of the cemetery.
Briefing: 12:45 PM
Respect Line: 1:00 PM / Or AS the Coach arrives with cremains
Flag line: 1:50 PM FOR 2:00 PM Grave side Service Only.
Note: The PGR has been asked to perform Military Honors and present 4 Flags, along with the PGR Presentation.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Richard Gentry
Position: Arkansas Ride Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tom Olive. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Thank you for your service to our Country, and your dedication to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Joe “Magic” Maglie, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
    PGR National Staff/AR Ride Captain

  2. I would like to express my genuine sympathy at the loss of your father and grandfather. Make no mistake his service during those turbulent years is highly respected and appreciated. I am thankful for his service to our country. I am praying that you will find peace in the one true God. May he guide you into more peace-filled days.
    Pvt Olive, RIP!

  3. My deepest condolences to the family. I am grateful for your service to our great country. May God Bless all the family and friends.

  4. It is with the deepest respect that I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this hero. He has shown himself to be a true American for serving this great country of ours. He can now RIP at our Lords side.

    Harold Robinson
    Ret. U.S. Army

  5. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. May God wrap His arms of healing, strength, and grace about you.

  6. We are so sorry about your loss. You have our condolences.
    Pvt Olive was a wonderful marine and army soldiers. His duty to his country will always be remembered. God bless you all.

  7. Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of this Patriot. May God grant you His peace and comfort at this difficult time and in the days to come.

  8. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  9. My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Tom Olive My thoughts and prayers are with all, and thank you for your Service Sir May you rest in peace… Slow hand salute

  10. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Thomas Olive. Many Thanks for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. Our prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Well done, Sir!
    Rick & Ashley Schrunk
    AR PGR
    USAF Veteran

  11. I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Pvt Oliver. I offer my respect and thanks for his service to our great county. I feel a connection with Pvt Oliver as I’m 10 days older than him and I served during the same years in the Army as he did in the Marines. Thanks again to him for his service.
    Don Hewett
    US Army Veteran

  12. Family and friends, we care deeply about your loss and consider it a privilege to stand with you in Honor of your Hero. Our Country owes PVT Olive a huge debt of gratitude for proudly serving the cause of freedom at great personal sacrifice. Prayers for comfort and strength on behalf of your family, and friends. Welcome Home Brother, Rest In Gods Eternal Peace Hero, Slow Hand Salute.

    Jerry Ashby
    Arkansas State Captain

  13. My deepest sympathies to the family of Pvt. Olive. May God give you grace and comfort as you mourn your loss. Thank you for your service, sir, and may you now rest in eternal peace.

  14. Thank you Mr. Olive for your service to our country. My prayers go out to the family and friends . May he RIP. IT will be an Honor to stand in Respect for his service .
    Richard “ Pa Pa G “ Gentry
    PGR Ride Captain
    US Air Force Ret.

  15. Thank You brave warrior for your service. A grateful nation shall never forget. Prayers for family and friends in this time of remembrance.

    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.

    Ed Dillard
    Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders

  16. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Newton Olive. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you His peace during this time.

    PVT Olive, thank you for your service. You are an American hero and will not be forgotten.

    Roger A. Vander Lugt
    USAF/Arkansas Air National Guard
    PGR Member

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