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Honor Mission
Vernon Lloyd Clemons, Retired
USA – Vietnam
Stafford, Virginia – 06-19-20


The Family of SSG Vernon Clemons, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to Honor their loved one and it is our Great Honor and Privilege to stand Tall and Silent for this Great American Hero.  Patriots, we have lost another of America’s True Patriots!  SSG Vernon Clemons answered his country’s call and enlisted in the US Army, as a young man.  In his twenty year Army career, SSG Clemons served all over the world, including a combat tour in Vietnam.  He also served in South Korea, Panama, Thailand and Germany.  He was the recipient of many medals and awards, throughout his career, including the Vietnam Service Medal; Army Service Medal; Army Achievement Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  Following his retirement from the Army, SSG Clemons dedicated himself to teaching heating, air conditioning & refrigeration at the Arlington Career Center.  He was passionate about educating and empowering students with a demanding skill.  While teaching, SSG Clemons began his own successful business in heating, A/C & refrigeration.  His values, character and the successfulness of his business were embodied by his company motto: Time + Patience = Success. We have the distinct honor of standing for this Hero, as he once stood for us.  We will provide an escort from the church in Stafford to Quantico National Cemetery, where we will stand a flag-line to Honor his service and sacrifice. Weather As of 15 June 2020, high of 80°, partly cloudy.  Please monitor the weather as the mission date approaches and ride / drive/ dress accordingly. Please stay hydrated.  Ride Protocol: Bikes/ Trikes/Cages: Large Flags, Smaller Flags, No Flags. SPECIAL NOTE: All riders must wear a face mask to take part in the flag-line.  Please bring your own mask, as they will not be provided.  Riders must maintain a six-foot space between each other and cannot come in contact with any family members, or others in attendance.

Staging: 12:00 PM

Colonial Baptist Church
2726 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, Virginia 22554

Ride Captain:

Gary Ray Brinson
540-226-9363 (c)

Special Instructions:

Muster: 12:00 PM
Safety Brief: 12:15 PM
KSU: Approx. 12:30 PM, (TBD)
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-19-20
Staging: 12:45 PM

Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, Virginia 22172

Ride Captain:

Thomas “Tom” Lacey
703-473-4578 (c)

Special Instructions:

Flag-line: 12:45 PM
Service: 1:00 PM
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: Gary Brinson
Position: Virginia Assistant State Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. May the Lord hold the family and friends of Vernon Lloyd Clemons in His arms and bless them with His comfort during their time of sorrow. SSG Clemons, thank you for your dedicated service to this country and our freedoms.

    With gratitude, deepest respect and heartfelt sympathy,

    Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Virginia State Captain

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