CAPT George J. Roy, Jr., USCG, Ret., La Plata,7 Dec 12

National Condolence Thread

This is a confirmed mission for the Patriot Guard to honor CAPT George J. Roy, Jr., USCG, Ret., La Plata, MD, who passed away November 27, 2012.  It is a go, all contacts have been made.  Services will be conducted in La Plata, MD, on Friday, December 7, 2012.
 
CAPT Roy was born April 19, 1929, in Long Island, NY.  He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1951 beginning a distinguishing 25-year career as a Coast Guard Aviator.  He logged over 6,000 flight hours in every type of aircraft in the USCG inventory.  He participated in hundreds of air rescue missions and was the recipient of many medals and commendations highlighting his selfless and brave service.
 
Of CAPT Roy’s many assignments he commanded the Coast Guard Airbase, Kodiak, AK, and in 1974 was transferred to the USCG Headquarters as Deputy Chief of Staff.  In this capacity he personally selected and directed the procurement of much of the Coast Guard’s current modern aviation assets including the French Falcon Jet and Dolphine Helicopters.
 
CAPT Roy was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Jacqueline Roy.  He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister and many friends.
 
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Friday, December 7, 2012
(Calling hours begin at 0900 / Service is scheduled for 1100)
 
Staging:
Rally 0800
Brief 0810
Flag Line 0830
 
New Life Church
9690 Shepherds Creek Place (at Rte 301-S)
La Plata, MD  20646
 
Ride Captain:  rockk (kevin rock) – (202) 276-6277
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Please bring 3 x 5 hand-held flags for this mission.  The flag line will be maintained for the calling hours and service.  Come out for one or both parts of this mission.  This will be a flag line only.  Interment will take place at a later date.
 
Please check the forecast for Friday, December 7th prior to your departure and dress appropriately.  Do not let the weather keep you away, you may cage to this mission.
 
Stand with us as we honor this Coast Guard Aviator and his family with our respect and silent presence in the flag line.

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