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    Francis J. Davies, Retired, USA - Vietnam, Hagerstown, Maryland - 21 Jun 2017*


    MSG Francis J. Davies, Retired

    USA - Vietnam

    Hagerstown,, Maryland - 21 Jun 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to be invited by the family of Francis J. Davies, to stand a flag line for him, his family, friends and comrades at arms, and escort them to his final resting place. MSG Joe Davies, 72, from Hagerstown, MD died 14 June 17, at the VAMC Martinsburg, WVA.
    MSG Davies was a career Army Soldier who proudly served his Nation for 23 years. He served two tours in Vietnam, and was stationed at numerous Army installations both stateside and abroad. Among his many awards and commendations are the Bronze Star w/1 OLC, Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Combat Infantry Badge, Special Forces Tab, and Master Parachutist Badge. After retirement he began a second career in long-haul trucking. He loved riding motorcycles and was a member of the Red Man Riderís Club, the Patriot Guard, the Special Forces Motorcycle Club and an organizer for Wreaths Across America. He leaves a large and loving family and will be missed by all.

    Services will be held at Harmans Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD.


    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Jun 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 0900 Hrs
    Harman's Funeral Home
    305 N. Potomac Street
    Hagerstown,, Maryland - 21740


    Ride Captain:
    Chuck Wheelock @ 301-471-3335


    Special Instructions:
    0900 Hrs. Stage at Harmans Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
    0915 Hrs. Brief by RC
    0930 Hrs. Render Honors via Flag line @ Funeral Home until Memorial Service begins @ 1000 Hrs.
    1100 Hrs. Escort MSG Davies and family friends and comrades at arms to Cemetery. Once there render honors via Flag Line.
    Please bring your 3x5 flags for the flag lines at the funeral home and cemetery. Bring something cold to drink and stay hydrated. Weather forecasts say more heat.


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


    Submitted By: Bruce Gentile
    Position: State Captain



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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), Viet Nam War Veteran, Master Sergeant (MSG) Francis J. Davies. 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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    "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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    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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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this VIETNAM WAR HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of MSgt(Ret) Francis J Davies. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Joe for your service.
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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

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    It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.


    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten.


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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.




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    God knows your heartache and shares your grief. God bless your family in this time of sorrow
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    The constitution doesnít grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
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    You stood for us now we will stand for you. Rest in Peace, Brother.

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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
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    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI
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    Thank You for Your Service

    Our hearts are saddened by the loss of this tremendous American Hero. We pray that the memories of service, sacrifice and a life well-lived will salve the pains of grief felt by the family and close friends of MSG Davies.

    It will be an honor to escort him to his final rest tomorrow; it is the least we can do to honor his memory and thank him one last time for his dedication to our country.

    Rest in peace, we have the watch. Salute!

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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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    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…
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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

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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.

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    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

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