Honor Mission

Lee Norman Mead, Veteran
USMC - Korea


MULTI-CITY, New York - 06 May 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services of Mr. Lee Norman Mead. Mr. Mead passed on May 3, 2018.

This veteran served two tours in the Korean War and was awarded the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. 

His Silver Star Citation reads as follows:

Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)

GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Lee N. Mead (MCSN: 1112709), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while attached to Battery D, Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), and serving as a member of a forward observer team of an infantry company, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 16 September 1951. When the enemy launched a night counterattack, Corporal Mead volunteered to repair a damaged communications line and, despite intense fire and complete darkness, succeeded in completing his task in time for devastating fire to be called down on the hostile forces. Although nearly exhausted, he bravely moved from one position to another along the firing line, encouraging his comrades and materially aiding the defense. When illumination was needed, he manually set off a trip flare and, despite painful wounds sustained during this act, refused to be evacuated, continuing to ignite flares to assist his unit. By his outstanding courage, aggressive skill and unswerving devotion to duty, Corporal Mead served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

He has always been a solid Marine and a man who loved his country. The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for, and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Lee Norman Mead, proud United States Marine and patriot.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06 May 2018
Primary Staging Time: 1:30 P.M.

Maloney Hauppauge Funeral Home
840 Wheeler Rd.
Hauppauge, New York - 11788


Ride Captain:

Pete Jepson
doublejli@optonline.net
631-922-6330


Special Instructions:

We will stand a flag line in honor of this veteran and in support of his loved ones. Please bring your flags. If weather is bad we will stand inside. Viewing is 2-4 pm (staging at 1:30 pm) and 7-9 pm (staging at 6:30 pm). Please remember you only need to stand for time you can allow.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 07 May, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 09:00 A.M.

Maloney Hauppauge Funeral Home
840 Wheeler Rd.
Hauppauge, New York - 11788


Ride Captain:

Pete Jepson
doublejli@optonline.net
631-922-6330


Special Instructions:

We will stand flag for the family arrival. Prayers are at 10 am, followed by dignified transfer and escort to Calverton National cemetery with ETA of 11 am. RCs Gene & Sue at Calverton 10:30am


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 07 May, 2018
Staging #3 Time: 10:30 A.M.

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, New York - 11933


Ride Captain:

Gene & Sue Frohnhoefer
frofer@aol.com


Special Instructions:

Staging at the cemetery for the arrival of the funeral cortege.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.



Submitted By: Pete Jepson
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R9
doublejli@optonline.net

 

 

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