Bruce R. Kendall, Army, Vietnam Vet, Mayo, 12 MAY

National Condolence Thread

Bruce R. Kendall, 65, US Army – Vietnam Veteran, Mayo, MD. May 12, 2012
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to honor and celebrate the life of Bruce Kendall, Army/Vietnam veteran, and patriot.  He was an instructor of Army Aviation Mechanics at Fort Rucker, Alabama, before getting sent to Vietnam in 1970.  While in-country, his unit was attached to the 509th Radio Research Group, maintaining the aircraft used by the ASA performing signal intercept missions.

 After his military service, Bruce found ways to help other vets with the DAV and AmVets.  One of these ways was his restored Deuce-and-a-half and restored M151A2 jeep with mounted “Ma Deuce” that he would load up with vets, and participate in Rockville City Memorial Day Parade.
According to his wife Valerie, “Bruce was always one of those people that seemed to be an old, dear friend from the first hello.”
 Please join us in honoring this Veteran & Patriot by standing the flag line.  It doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as you can hold a flag.

Ride Captains; please set up rally points and post on mission thread.
 Mission Details:  Saturday, May 12
1100hrs to 1130hrs – Rally: Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Rd.
Galesville, MD 20765 
 Link to map
1200hrs –                   Escort to Church (6-10miles)
                                    Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, 1005 Old Turkey Point Rd.  
                                    Mayo, MD 21037   Link to map:
1230hrs – Set up flag line in front of church
1300hrs – Memorial Service  (interment at later date)

There will be a reception afterward in the church hall. Weather forecast is calling for mostly sunny/ 77degrees. Please bring water & sunscreen. Please refer to mission for updates and further information.

Mission First,
Ride Captain:
Clay Tarpley
Patriot Guard Riders
Asst. State Capt. Maryland/DC
Sharptown, MD
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