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    //STAND DOWN//PONY EXPRESS - Allen Joseph Spriggs, USA, Vietnam, FL-GA-TN-KY-OH, 19 Aug 2017*

    THIS MISSION IS A STAND DOWN

    Dignified Transfer
    Allen Joseph Spriggs, 66
    U.S. Army / Vietnam
    Wesley Chapel, FL - Oak Harbor, OH
    Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2017



    The family of PV2 Allen Joseph Spriggs has graciously requested the Patriot Guard Riders to return their loved one home to his family in Ohio. A Memorial Service was previously conducted for PV2 Spriggs, for which the PGR were in attendance.

    PV2 Spriggs faithfully served in the U.S. Army and performed duties as a Radio Operator.

    Upon completion of his service, PV2 Spriggs received an Honorable Discharge and during his service, received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal.

    During PV2 Spriggs post-military service, he worked in the construction industry and for Home Depot.




    Note:
    Staging times are based on 30 minutes prior to estimated ETA of next location.
    15 minutes allotted from ETA to KSU for fuel / rest / Intra State Dignified Transfer
    30 minutes allotted from ETA to KSU for fuel / rest / State to State Dignified Transfer
    All times rounded to nearest 15 minutes.



    Saturday, 08/19/17

    Mission Part 1 (52 Miles / 0:45)

    Florida Part 1
    I-75 MM 277 FL
    Pasco County Rest Area
    I-75 North
    Wesley Chapel, FL

    Note: Enter I-75 North Bound at Hwy 56 (MM 275) in Wesley Chapel. Rest Area is 2 miles from this point.

    Map: http://tinyurl.com/y8d552ux

    0630 hrs - Stage
    0645 hrs - Brief
    0700 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Jim Haney
    haneyjp@gmail.com
    813-966-3026

    Mission Part 2 - (98 Miles / 1:20) (Fuel / Rest)
    Florida Part 2
    I-75 MM 329 FL
    TA Wildwood (Truck Stop)
    556 FL-44,
    Wildwood, FL 34785

    Map: https://goo.gl/EUnYZG

    0715 hrs – Stage
    0745 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    0800 hrs – Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Jim Haney
    haneyjp@gmail.com
    813-966-3026

    Mission Part 3 (45 Miles 0:40) (Fuel / Rest)
    Florida Part 3
    I-75 MM 427 FL
    Chevron Lake City
    3282 W US Hwy 90
    Lake City, FL 32055

    Map: https://goo.gl/Zoe6si

    0845 hrs – Stage
    0915 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    0930 hrs – Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Jim Haney
    haneyjp@gmail.com
    813-966-3026

    Mission Part 4 (121 Miles / 1:40) (FL - GA Dignified Transfer)
    Georgia Part 1
    I-75 MM 02 GA
    Pilot / Flying J Truck Stop
    7001 Lake Park / Bellville Rd.
    Lake Park, GA 31636

    Map: https://goo.gl/fhf5NB

    0945hrs – Stage
    1015 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1045 hrs – Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Eric Bishop
    Georgia point of contact, David "Hound" Blanton 478-319-4284

    Mission Part 5 (100 Miles / 1:30) (Fuel / Rest / Dignified Transfer)
    Georgia Part 2
    I-75 MM 121 GA
    Flash Foods
    1054 Pine St.
    Unadilla, GA 31091

    Map: https://goo.gl/T12P1w

    1200 hrs – Stage
    1230 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1245 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Lee Love
    Georgia point of contact, David "Hound" Blanton 478-319-4284

    Mission Part 6 (62 Miles / 1:00) (Fuel / Rest / Dignified Transfer)
    Georgia Part 3
    I-75 MM 221 GA
    Quik Trip
    1494 Jonesboro Rd.
    McDonough, GA 30253

    Map: https://goo.gl/Dm8DEx

    1345 hrs – Stage
    1415 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1430 hrs – Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: David Blanton
    478-319-4284

    Mission Part 7 (77 Miles / 1:15) (Fuel / Rest / Dignified Transfer)
    Georgia Part 4
    I-75 MM 283 GA
    Loves Truck Stop
    150 Old Allatoona Rd.
    Cartersville, GA 30121

    Map: https://goo.gl/YWS2TX

    1500 hrs – Stage
    1530 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1545 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Bryon Hall
    Georgia point of contact, David "Hound" Blanton 478-319-4284

    Mission Part 8A - (GA - TN Dignified Transfer)
    Tennessee Part 1A
    I-75 MM 01 TN
    Shell Gas Station
    6701 Ringgold Rd.
    Chattanooga, TN 37412

    Map: https://goo.gl/hjMwsZ

    1630 hrs – Stage
    1700 hrs – Escort ETA / Dignified Transfer

    Dignified Transfer - Part 8 Ride Captain to receive our Hero, keep him in his care overnight and recommence escort next day.


    Sunday, 08/20/17

    Mission Part 8B (82 Miles / 1:10)
    Tennessee Part 1B
    I-75 MM 01 TN
    Shell Gas Station
    6701 Ringgold Rd.
    Chattanooga, TN 37412

    Map: https://goo.gl/hjMwsZ

    0730 hrs – Stage
    0745 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    0800 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Scott Hall
    706-463-1247

    Mission Part 9 (77 Miles / 1:15) (Fuel / Rest)
    Tennessee Part 2
    I-75 MM 81 TN
    Shell Gas Station
    1111 US-321
    Lenoir City, TN 37771

    Map: https://goo.gl/1U6QyE

    0845 hrs – Stage
    0915 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    0930 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Ken "Fuzz" Roberts
    865-269-4159

    Mission Part 10 (106 Miles / 1:40) (TN - KY Dignified Transfer)
    Kentucky Part 1
    I-75 MM 160 TN
    BP Gas Station
    1459 5th St.
    Jellico, TN 37762

    Map: https://goo.gl/MSye9f

    1015 hrs – Stage
    1045 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1115 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Tom Folsom
    tfolsom13@gmail.com
    270-213-0591

    Mission Part 11 (73 Miles / 1:05) (Fuel / Rest)
    Kentucky Part 2
    I-75 MM 104 KY
    Shell Gas Station
    5521 Athens Boonesboro Rd.
    Lexington, KY 40509

    Map: https://goo.gl/oBUw2N

    1230 hrs – Stage
    1300 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1315 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Tom Folsom
    tfolsom13@gmail.com
    270-213-0591

    Mission Part 12 (128 Miles / 2:00) (KY - OH Dignified Transfer)
    Ohio Part 1
    (Expect family members and American Legion riders to join escort)
    I-75 MM 175 KY
    TA Truck Stop
    145 Richwood Rd.
    Walton, KY 41094

    Map: https://goo.gl/DWfFe2

    1345 hrs – Stage
    1415 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1445 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Bob Woods
    pigpen@coinci.rr.com
    513-504-7543

    Mission Part 13 (96 Miles / 1:30) (Fuel / Rest / Final Leg)
    Ohio Part 2
    I-75 MM 111 OH
    TA Truck Stop
    1775 Bellefontaine St.
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

    Map: https://goo.gl/VC3tuZ

    1615 hrs – Stage
    1645 hrs – Escort ETA / Brief
    1700 hrs - Escort KSU

    Ride Captain: Bob Woods
    pigpen@coinci.rr.com
    513-504-7543

    Mission Part 14 (Final Destination)
    Ohio Part 3
    Oak Harbor, OH

    1830 hrs - Escort ETA

    Ride Captain: Bob Woods
    pigpen@coinci.rr.com
    513-504-7543

    Note: Ride Captain has address of the family's residence. Upon arrival, we will conduct a Dignified Transfer of our Hero to his family.

    Submitted by: David Shelton
    Title: State Captain (Florida)
    Last edited by Remagen; 08-13-2017 at 03:26 PM.



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    Rest in Peace my Brother, we have the watch.
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    Ride Safe.....I will be with you in spirit.
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    Rest in peace hero. Know that your brothers and sisters have your 6.
    Riding for my dad, Henry L. (Hank) Ferguson, MSgt USAF, WWII veteran deceased and for all of those who wrote that "blank check".

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    Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Miz. Alice and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences. Thank you, for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping our freedom and way of life. I salute you and may you rest in peace wrapped in the loving arms of Almighty God
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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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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of PV2 Allen Joseph Spriggs. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Allen for your service.
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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

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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, Viet Nam War Veteran, Private Allen Joseph Spriggs. 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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    A Grateful Nation Thanks You for your service and sacrifices you have made to preserve our Country's Freedom.

    The long nights, lonely days, times of fear, often going unnoticed by those who enjoy the freedom given to us by those who serve.

    I stand in spirit with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as they Honor this Warrior. Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly.
    Leave the rest to God. Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can not heal. God Bless!

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    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Allen Joseph Spriggs. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Your faith will keep you strong during this time of sorrow. Hero, you may stand down. We have the watch.
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    I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of US Army Veteran Allen Joseph Spriggs. May the Lord comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

    Ride safe Brothers and Sisters....
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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.
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    Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.
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    for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.
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    With deepest sympathy for your loss, and gratitude for his service to our country.

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    Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Allen Joseph Spriggs. Thank You Pvt2 Spriggs, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier
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    My condolences to the Family and Friends of Allen Spriggs.
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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.
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    My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Vietnam Veteran, Allen Joseph Spriggs may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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    Welcome home sir. Kathy & I would like to send our deepest sympathy & sincere condolences to the family and friends of PV2 Allen Joseph Spriggs. Your tour of duty here is over sir our Lord awaits you with open arms. May the Lord be with this family in their hour of sorrow. RIP.
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