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Honor Mission
MGySgt Thomas William Bishop, Retired
USMC , Vietnam
Elkton, Maryland – 01-28-21


The Patriot Guard will honor Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas W. Bishop, of Elkton, MD by standing a silent flag-line in his honor during his visitation and again during his interment in Delaware. MGySgt Bishop passed away on January 2nd, 2021. He was proud of his career in the USMC. He did three combat tours in Vietnam, earning four Purple Hearts. He was also the Chief of Security for the Marine One Helicopter Squadron in Washington, DC. He retired after 31 years of service. He later became a Parking Enforcement Officer with the Elkton Police Department and retired after 12 years. A Life member of the VFW, the American Legion, the DAV, the Marine Corps League, the Military Order of the Devil Dogs and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, he remained active in Veterans causes. He is deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Staging: 10:45 AM

Hicks Funeral Home
103 W. Stockton Street
Elkton, Maryland 21921

Ride Captains:

Bob Brittingham
Carl Foy

Special Instructions:

Stage: 10:45 AM
Brief: 11:00 AM
Honors: 11:15 AM, by establishing a flag-line and maintaining it during visitation at FH.
Escort: 1:30 PM, escort family 8 mi. to Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE 19701. Upon arrival establish a second flag-line graveside.
Be mindful of the weather, dress appropriately and wear face covering. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will maintain 6’ distance requirements.
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: Bruce Gentile
Position: Maryland State Captain

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Thomas William Bishop Comment

  1. To family and friends,..

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

    It is my honor and privilege to stand with families of and for those who dared stand where many feared to tread. Your loss is immeasurable but it will mark again the strength and fortitude of the families who raised and supported our heroes, our disciplined, our courageous, among whom you are included and so often overlooked, even abandoned.
    Thank you for your fortitude and sacrifices. We are thusly forever bonded. ~~~

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