Part One of Two Parts
The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to help accompany and honor SFC Joseph E. Gantt as he is finally brought home and laid to rest. SFC Gantt was serving in Korea with the 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on December 1, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 27, 1951. He was 26 years old. Joseph was initially listed as MIA and later as a KIA, not recovered.
SFC Gantt also served in WWII. He is survived by his wife.NOTE:
This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Hero. For those interested, and all are welcome, we will be accompanying the Hero from the Airport approx. 10 miles to the mortuary. Please see the time table if you would like to participate. Time Table for Friday, 20 DEC 13:
0430 – Stage at LAX Bob Hope USO, 203 World Way #200, Los Angeles, CA 90045. http://tinyurl.com/23p4mq5
0445 – Mission briefing.
0500 – KSU to arrival location followed by accompaniment to Mortuary (10 miles).R/C: Craig Donor
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GySgt USMC (ret.)
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You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the R/C (Ride Captain). Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely.
This mission involves an aircraft arrival. Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread and your email for any last minute changes before leaving
Please remember to post your condolences for the family to this link: http://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?384458