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Honor Mission

Rowland E. "Ronnie" Smith

USA,  WWII Veteran

medal bronze star

Livonia, New York - 07-14-18


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of WWII Hero Rowland "Ronnie" Smith of Livonia, who passed away on 2 June 2018 at the age of 98.

Mr. Smith served over 4-1/2 years active duty in the US Army Signal Corps from 1940-1945, including almost 3 years in the European Theater of Operations with Company D, 3113rd Signal Service Battalion, connected to the 1st & 18th Infantry Divisions. He was involved in the following campaigns: French-Morocco, Sicily, and Tunisia. Mr. Smith was Honorably Discharged from Active Duty on 3 July 1945 with the rank of Technician 5th Grade, and earned the following awards: Bronze Star; Army Good Conduct Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; American Defense Service Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/3 Campaign Stars.

Staging Time:
2:00 p.m.

Union Cemetery
Big Tree Road @Woodruff Road
Livonia, NY 14487

Ride Captain:

Don Higgins

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Graveside Service with Military Honors at 3:00 p.m..
Mission ends at the cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
This is a relatively short Mission. Please consider contributing some time to help Honor the WWII Service of Rowland "Ronnie" Smith and to support his very proud and loving family.

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.

Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

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