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Honor Mission
William Gossell
Farmers Branch, Texas – 05-11-20


He entered the Naval Flight Training program in Pensacola, Florida in November, 1954. Major General Gossell was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps in 1955 in the inaugural commissioning of the Aviation Officer Cadet Program. Upon completion of his flight training, he received his wings in June, 1956. During his active duty years, he served with Marine Air Group 36 in Santa Ana, California and in Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. While in the Philippines, they operated with the Philippine Army on Operation Strongback against the communist HUKS. Upon release from active duty in 1959, he joined the USMC reserves and served with them for 32 years. He was selected for Brigadier General in 1981 and in 1987 was promoted to Major General.

Staging Time: 08:00 AM

North Dallas Funeral Home
2710 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

Ride Captain:

Perry Sampley
(214) 334-7417

Special Instructions:

ProcessionStaging: 0800
Briefing: 0815
In Position: 0830
KSU: 0900
After the Mission and Safety Briefings, the Riders will establish the Flag Line while the certificate of our appreciation is presented to MGen Gossell’s family. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, mount and accompany General Gossell to the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Upon arrival at the Cemetery, the Riders will receive the debrief and dismissed.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Dan Mathys
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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