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Honor Mission
William (Rocky) Arthur McBride, Veteran
Springfield, Missouri – 11-20-20


The family and loved ones of William (Rocky) Arthur McBride have honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request for a flag line, final salute and an escort to our hero’s final resting place at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery (MVC) where we will stand a flag line while military honors are rendered.  According to the DD214 for this period, Sgt McBride served 9 months and 1 day having been recalled by Executive Order by the Secretary of Defense on 8 Nov 1961. This appears to be a result of Cold War tensions with Cuba and the Bay of Pigs. He was released from active duty on 8 Aug 62 and had 5 years, 24 days total service including total active service of 1 year, 3 months and 1 day active service. He was released back to the Army Reserve for the remainder of his service obligation of 11 months.

Staging Time: 10:30 am

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Ride Captain:

Ed Frederickson
(417) 838-1908

Special Instructions:

BRIEF: 10:45am
FLAG LINE: 11:00am
FUNERAL: 11:30am
FINAL SALUTE: 12:15 pm
ESCORT: 12:30pm to MVC, 5201 S. Southwood, Springfield, MO.
COMMITTAL SERVICE: 1:00pm with flag line while full military honors are rendered.  WEATHER FORECAST: High of 72° and 20% chance of precipitation.  Covid 19 guidelines will be observed.  Masks as required.  Cages are always welcome!
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: Ed Frederickson
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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November 20, 2020
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