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    Martin Alfred Bowman, USA - WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Hope Mills, North Carolina - 21 Mar 2017

    USA Lieutenant Colonel Martin Alfred Bowman, Retired

    USA - WWII, Korea, Vietnam

    Hope Mills, North Carolina - 21 Mar 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Lieutenant Colonel Bowman served his country for over 26 years in the US Army with service during WWII, Vietnam and the Korean War. His outstanding service was recognized with the following; Bronze Star, 6 Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and RVN Parachute Badge Legion of Merit. His family has asked us to stands for him as he stood for us those many years. We will establish a flag line for the visitation, and stand down once the service begins. We will render honors as Lieutenant Colonel Bowman is transferred to the hearse and provide escort to Cumberland Memorial Gardens, where we will establish another flag line for the grave side service.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Mar 2017


    Primary Staging Time: 11:30 A.M.
    Reeves Funeral Home
    3308 N. Main ST
    Hope Mills, North Carolina - 28348
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    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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    Rest In Peace Hero.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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    Thank You LTC for your service to our nation during three Wars. May your family find comfort with the memories left from a long life. May youSir, thru the mercy of God, rest in eternal Peace.

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    Our condolences to the friends and family of our departed hero. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your loss is our loss and we share that burden. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor of the service to this great nation.
    Blaise Johnston
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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), WWII - Korean - Viet Nam War Veteran, LTC Martin Alfred Bowman. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
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    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tech 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    As we of the United States Navy say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
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    Jacksonville, FL

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    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
    Uncle
    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My wife and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of an American hero. We pray that God gives you peace and strength to carry on in this difficult time. We are proud to honor the service this hero unselfishly gave for our great nation.


    Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply.


    Jim Jackson
    Arkansas Ride Captain


    Riding in memory of:
    My father Paul Jackson, US Army WWII
    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI

    My grandfather Neil Garrett, US Army WWI

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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
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    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    A hero has fallen. It is time for us to mourn their passing, secure in the
    knowledge that their service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We mourn
    with their family and friends, knowing that they will find peace in the arms
    of the Lord.
    Hero, your watch is done. We now have the watch.


    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten.


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


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    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




    As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day,
    I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
    I hear you when you're laughing, and watch you while you sleep,
    I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
    I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home,
    So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone.
    Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me,
    Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
    Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.
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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. May peaceful moments and cherished memories bring renewed strength for tomorrow. Do not let your heart be troubled. Your faith will keep you strong. We thank this this fallen hero who honorably served our Nation.

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    My wife and I wish to send our sincere condolences for our fallen HERO.
    Thank you for your service.
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    My wife and I offer you our sincere condolences on your loss. We will hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep His arms around you at your time of sorrow.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


    Ron "Smokey" Wasmuth
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Lt Col(Ret) Martin Alfred Bowman. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Martin for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
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    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
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    Live simply. Love generously.
    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    My wife and I offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our departed Hero. We are grateful to this Veteran and this family, for all of the sacrifices that were made to protect us, and preserve our freedoms. May your faith and your fond memories be your guiding light in this time of sorrow.

    I stand....
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    In honor of my active duty son - Ben Hirsch - U.S. Navy
    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

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    offer my condolences to the family and friends of this WWII, KOREAN, & VIETNAM WAR HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

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    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

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    FREE MEN OWN GUNS, SLAVES DO NOT!

    ENGLISH by birth, AMERICAN by choice, SOUTHERN by the grace of God.

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    My Motto: "RIDE HARD OR STAY ON THE PORCH!"

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    It is with the utmost respect that I offer my condolences to the family of a true American Hero. May you rest in the knowledge that your duty was well done and you have the gratitude of an entire nation for your sacrifice and your service. I know that you will now be in the company of your fellow veterans who have gone before you and who will welcome you at Heaven’s Gate upon your arrival. Stand down now and know that we will carry on your legacy of freedom for all our citizens. To your family and friends I ask that God comfort them now in their time of despair and remain with them as they adjust to their loss.
    Rick “Claus” Hyman
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    Vietnam 1967-68
    Blue Star Dad & G'Dad

    I am Standing the Line for those Patriots who came before us and those yet to come.

    “But to the hero, when his sword
    Has won the battle for the free,
    Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
    And in its hollow tones are heard
    The thanks of millions yet to be”.

    I ride in honor of my Dad, Sgt. Warren G. Hyman, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Regiment, Co. K, 6th Marine’s, WWII; my Son, Maj. Richard W. Hyman, Jr., USAF and Grandson A.J. Hyman-Whalen, USMC, both are currently defending our freedom.

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