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SGT WILLARD FRANK WILLIAMS, US Army KIA KOREAN WAR HERO SUNDAY 28 Apr 2013 Wed 1 MAY 2013 TWO STATEMISSISSIPPI & TENNESSEE

Posted by pepper13 
The PATRIOT GUARD has had the very distinct privilege of being asked to participate in the welcome home, and funeral service for SGT Willard Frank Williams KIA Korean War Veteran.

SGT WILLARD FRANK WILLIAMS, US Army, E Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, lost South of Unsan, North Korea on 28 Nov 50, ID'd and accounted for 23 Oct 12.......arriving at Delta Cargo, Memphis Int'l Airport at 1056hrs Sunday 28 Apr 13......TN/NG to provide plane-side honors, PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS will escort SGT WILLIAMS from the airport to the funeral home in Lexington, MS.

Funeral Wednesday 1 May 13 at 3:00 PM at SOUTHERN FUNERAL HOME; 100 Pine Street; Lexington, MS 39095, with burial to follow at LIBERTY CHAPEL CEMETERY, less than 10 miles from the funeral home. The PGR will provide a US Flag line at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the funeral and escort SGT Williams to the cemetery after the funeral service and provide a US Flag line for graveside services.

RCIC Brian Poke-Chop Knowles, Assis State Captain C MS 601-937-1398

Jim Henley
North MS ASC
662-275-0901
jghenley@bellsouth.net
PART 1

Staging for arrival, and escort

Memphis Area Riders

Sunday 28 April 2013 09:30 Memphis TN Airport Delta Airlines Cargo,2549 Winchester Rd. Memphis Tn. 38118, the PGR will escort SGT Williams to staging area in Grenada, MS, approximately 90 miles at posted speeds.

RCICJohn Rivera Asst. State Captain W TN 901-488-7537

RC Donna Gregory Primary Ride Captain/HOTH COOR NW MS

Jim Henley
North MS ASC
662-275-0901
jghenley@bellsouth.net
Jackson MS. Area Riders

Sunday, 28th April, 2013, 12 noon at Garner-Harper Funeral Home,719 S Main St., Grenada, MS. The PGR will continue the escort to Southern Funeral Home in Lexington, MS.approximately 65 miles at posted speed.

RCIC Brian (Poke-Chop) Knowles Asst. State Captain Central MS 601-937-1398

RC Roger(Roadranger) Barrett Primary Ride Captain, WC MS

Jim Henley
North MS ASC
662-275-0901
jghenley@bellsouth.net
Jackson Area Riders Staging will be Canton Ms 28 APRIL 13 at the Pilot Travel center. Exit 185 at 0900 KSU 0920 We will take a short break in Winona at the Pilot Travel center. Anyone that would like to meet us along the way, please call me at 601-937-1398. Several of us will be leaving Jackson that morning, if you want to ride with us from here, meet me at the Western Sizzlin in Flowood Ms at 0800 we will have KSU at 0815. Please be fueled nd ready to go

Jim Henley
North MS ASC
662-275-0901
jghenley@bellsouth.net
I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Willard F. Williams for the loss of this KOREA WAR HERO who will not be forgotten. May he rest forever free in peace.

John V. "Harley" Harrold

US NAVY 1971 - 1975
MSANG/USAF 1975 - 2011(Retired)

PGR member since 2006
PGR of Central Texas member since 2008
PGR of Mississippi member since 2007

VFW Riders Meridian, MS, Past Chairman/Member 2009 - 2013
VFW Post 79 Meridian, MS, Past Commander 2011 - 2012

Harley Owners Group (Life Member)
Meridian HOG Chapter (London, UK.)(Life Member)

Motto: "Ride Hard or Stay On the Porch"
Riding for 45+ years

2007 Harley Davidson Fatboy (Dragon Warrior)
An e-mail sent to me by a passenger on Sgt. Williams flight to Memphis.

Dear Sir,

My husband and I were on the plane that flew Sgt Williams to Memphis. We took this picture from inside the plane. The pilot told us about Sgt Williams, and we all stayed seated until the accompanying officer could deboard the plane. The applause on the plane and the sight of all the ground workers standing at attention were very moving.

I googled Sgt Williams' name and came across your April 22, 2013 article. If possible, please pass this photo along to the soldier's family, along with our deep gratitude for their sacrifice.



Thank you for all you do.

Blessings,
Andrea

Sent from my iPhone

Jim Henley
North MS ASC
662-275-0901
jghenley@bellsouth.net
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