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Honor Mission
William “Bill” Robert Knipple, Veteran, POW
USA
Altoona, Pennsylvania – 01-29-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

  The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of William “Bill” Robert Knipple U.S. Army veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort for the interment.  Bill proudly served the U.S. Army from August of 1949 then was captured as a POW in the Korean Conflict for 31 months, from the 20th of January 1951 and was released the 20th of August 1953.  Bill walked across the Freedom Bridge and came home, boarded the U.S.S. Pope and was honorably discharged November of 1953. Bill received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.Following time served, Bill became a member of the Korean War POWs, VFW Post #3 in Altoona, AMVETS, the DAV and the American Legion.
  Bill served our country with Honor, its now our turn to stand in honor for him.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-29-20
Staging Time: 13:00

Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc.
719 North 4th Ave
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601
https://goo.gl/maps/X2ocqFNB8oz9HDf36

Ride Captain:

Charles “Hillbilly” Cartright
(814) 515-9619

Special Instructions:

Briefing:1:15 PM
KSU: 1:30 PM
Visitation 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-30-20
Staging Time: 10:30

Sheetz #420
1015 Old 6th Avenue Rd
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
https://goo.gl/maps/otPeACMsYnRf85Au5

Ride Captain:

Joe “Rooster” Turner
(814) 937-5516

Special Instructions:

KSU: 10:45 AM
Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc.
719 North 4th Ave
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601
Upon arrival, Flag Line set
Service at 11:00 AM
Following the service KSU, escorting for interment:
Blair Memorial Park
3234 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16601
Upon arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set
Members can attend all of a Mission or any part of the Mission. PGR sets no time for a Member to Escort and or Stand a Mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our Heroes appreciate your time.Please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out, please watch the weather and dress accordingly.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Marcy Sorensen
Position: Pennsylvania Ride Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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January 29
End:
January 30
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William “Bill” Robert Knipple Comment

  1. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of William Robert Knipple.
    Thank You William, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier

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