We have a good mission coming up.  We have been invited to a bridge dedication in honor of US Army SGT James E. Lemaster, who served in the Korean conflict, was captured in December 1950, and held in a prison camp.  It is presumed that he died in the camp in February 1951, but his remains have never been located.  A bridge in the Paintsville area will be named after him.
 
When:  July 31, 2014
Where:  Rt 40 West approximately two miles from the US 23 Paintsville exit (like going to Paintsville Lake but do not turn up the hill at the Marathon gas station on 40 and keep going 1/2 mile to first bridge.
Time:  1000 hours
 
Staging
For those of you coming from Ashland...meet at the Marathon Gas Station north of the I-64/exit 191 interchange at 0745 hours with KSU at 0800 hours.
 
For those of you coming from the Grayson area...meet at the Eagles Nest in Louisa (US 23/SR 32 interchange) at 0815 hours with KSU at 0830 hours.  Those coming from Ashland will pick you up there.
 
For everyone else, meet at the parking lot at the bridge to be dedicated.
 
The Auxier DAV will provide honors.
 
Please arrive hydrated and bring your 3’x5’ flags.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me.  I will be the Ride Captain for this mission.  My thanks to each of you.
Tom Epperly
 

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COL Daniel Bentley, USA (R), WWII / Bowling Green, Russellville, KY, 28 JUL 14

We have lost another WWII hero, US Army, COL. (retired) Daniel Bentley of Bowling Green. His son David, a PGR member from Missouri has requested our attendance.


He understands we are on real short notice and would like to see a flag line when the family comes out of the funeral service to go to their cars for the trip to the cemetery in Russellville.


Visitation and Funeral will be at Eastwood Baptist Church, 500 Eastwood Lane, Bowling Green, Ky 42103. Visitation begins at 9 AM with the service to begin at 11 AM. We will stage at 10:30 AM as only flag line after the service is requested. A final salute will be rendered just prior to the service, with family approval.



David, the son, suggested that we not try to fly big flags on the escort as he thinks the speed will be a little above a good escort speed between Bowling Green and Russellville. David will be the last bike and directly in front of the hearse and would like to see a "missing Man" formation in the bikes. We are to have LEO escort out of BG and into Russellville.


The committal will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in the city limits of Russellville. We will stand a flag line during the committal and flags will be provided.


RC Ron Griffith

digger.rg@gmail.com


SRC Joe Hare
jlhare1@gmail.com