Alvin M. Wall, USN WWII, LaPlata, MD 6/7 Dec

Alvin M. Wall
U.S. Navy & WW II Veteran
6 & 7 December 2015
The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to have been asked to stand a Flag Line for Seaman First Class Alvin M. Wall, 94, on 6 December 2016 and then escort him to his final resting place on 7 December 2016.  Alvin, a resident of Cobb Island, MD., died on 27 November 2016.  He served proudly in the United States Navy during WW II, and saw combat in the Pacific.  He was an Aviation Mate aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) and was grievously wounded on 11 May 1945, during a Kamikaze attack on the carrier off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.  The attack killed 393 sailors and wounded 264 others.  Mr. Wall is the recipient of many awards and commendations, among them the Purple Heart.  After his discharge in 1945, he worked for AT&T for many years, in the security field.  After retirement he worked part time for the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Department from 1969-1971.  He later became an Animal Control Magistrate for Charles County, MD.  He leaves behind a large and loving family, and he will be greatly missed by all.  
6 December 2016:  This will be the first of a two part mission.  A Flag Line for the visitation (1700-1900 hrs.)
    Stage:  1615 hrs. @ Raymond Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Ave., LaPlata, MD Directions
    Brief:  1630 hrs.
    Honors: 1645 hrs.  A Flag Line honoring Mr. Wall from 1645 to 1900 Hrs.  Flags Provided
Ride Captain:  Sid Marcus @ 301-535-6817  (cell)
7 December 2016:  Part Two is an escort from the Funeral Home to the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD.
    Stage:  1145 hrs. Raymond Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Ave., LaPlata, MD Directions
    Brief:   1200 hrs.
    KSU:    1220 hrs. (Time Approx)
    Honors:  Flag Line at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Administration Building, 11301 Crain Hwy.
Ride Captain:  Bruce Robocop Gentile @ 301-542-6707 (cell)
Iron Horses preferred, cars welcomed as always especially for Part One of the Mission on 6 Dec 2016.
Large hand-held flags are needed for the flag line honors at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.  Properly mounted flags are needed for the escort.

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