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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SFC Billy A. Sutton, US Army - Honor Guard: Patriot Guard Riders of the Mid South

Any Motorcyclst in the area that would be interested in participating with the Patriot Guard Riders of the Mid South to escourt the body of a local U.S. Army soldier, SFC Billy A. Sutton, from the Tupelo Regional Airport to Holand Funeral home are requested to report to the airport at 0830 tomorrow morning to await the return of his body from overseas. There will also be an organized escourt of his body following the funeral on Saturday to the graveside in Verona, Ms. Members of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM and Woodmen of the World will be joining the PGR of the Mid South to honor this fallen soldier. Contact information is listed below for those interested.

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SFC BILLY A. SUTTON, 42, from Mooreville, MS died Monday, February 6th of natural causes while serving in Afghanistan with the 223rd Engineer Battalion of the MS Army National Guard. The family has requested the PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS participate in his services.

STAGING FOR ARRIVAL: Wednesday, February 15th at 8:30 AM, SFC Sutton is scheduled to arrive at TUPELO AVIATION UNLIM...ITED (FBO); 105 Lemons Drive, Tupelo 38801, the PGR will stage on the East side of Lemons Drive, across the street from the FBO and participate in the escort to HOLLAND FUNERAL DIRECTORS, a distance of less than 2 miles. MSG DAVID SPENCER will ride CITIZEN SOLDIER III and lead this escort.

VISITATION: The PGR will provide a US Flag line for visitation Friday, February 17th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at HOLLAND FUNERAL DIRECTORS; 5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.; Tupelo, 38801. Everyone who would like to honor SFC Sutton is invited to participate with us in the flag line.

STAGING FOR FUNERAL SERVICES: Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 AM at the funeral home, the PGR will provide a US Flag line for visitation until the beginning of funeral services at 11:00 AM. Everyone who would like to honor SFC Sutton is invited to participate with us in the flag line.

ESCORT TO CEMETERY: Immediately following the funeral services, the PGR will escort SFC Sutton to LEE MEMORIAL PARK; Hwy 145 South; Verona 38877 and provide a US Flag line for graveside services with full military honors.

Please join us as we STAND FOR ONE WHO STOOD FOR US ! Both escort distances are less than 5 miles, large, US Flags securely on motorcycles are encouraged.

Bill's friend, DENNIS HEAVENER is Honorary RC for this Mission and will be the last motorcycle in both escorts.

Jim Henley, NE MS PRC 662.275.0901
Don McKibben, NW MS PRC 662.509.0500

Jim Henely, Commander - NE Ms Patriot Guard Riders

Don McKibben, Commander - NW Ms Patriot Guard Rides

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