CPL Kurt Shea, 21, Frederick, 18/19 May

This mission is confirmed.  It is a go.  All contacts have been made. 

This is the final itinerary for the Patriot Guard Rider Mission to honor the sacrifice of Cpl Kurt S. Shea, who gave all on 10 May 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  Cpl Kurt Shea, a radio operator assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division Forward, died while supporting combat operations.

Cpl Shea grew up wanting to be in the military, and joined the Marine Corps one week after graduating from Frederick High School in 2007.  Kurt loved his job so much, that he was upset when his first overseas assignment was to Japan instead of Iraq or Afghanistan.  He was promoted to corporal in April 2009 and was finally deployed to Afghanistan.  He was to return from his tour in July.

Please join us in honoring this young soldier.


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Tuesday,  18 May 10- Escort from Funeral Home and Family Visitation: 
Rally: 1015-1030
Location: Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A.
1621 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
Map: http://tinyurl.com/yzqnfom
KSU: 1045 for Escort to the Lynfield Event Complex.
After the escort we will reform for the Visitation Flag Line at 1130 hrs.  This is a NINE (9) hour visitation at the Lynfield Event Complex.  We would really appreciate as many Riders as possible, taking a few hours out of their day and joining the flag line.  We do not expect anyone to stand the entire 9 hours.  Please email the RCs to let them know when you will be able to arrive.  For those within close proximity to Frederick, we are really counting on you! 

Tuesday, 18 May 10: Public Visitation 1200-2100
Rally: 1100 - 1120 hrs  - We will meet at the facility where the viewing and funeral will take place:
Lynfield Event Complex
10142 Hansonville Road
Frederick, MD 21702-1919
Map: http://tinyurl.com/yh9mbdo
Brief: 1120 hrs
Flagline: 1130:  We will form a flagline during the viewing which is scheduled from Noon until 2100 hours.  Don’t feel that you have to come for the entire time – Any time you can attend will be greatly appreciated. 

Wednesday, 19 May Funeral Mass :
Rally: 0900-0920 hrs
Lynfield Event Complex
10142 Hansonville Road
Frederick, MD 21702-1919
Map: http://tinyurl.com/yh9mbdo
Brief: 0920 hrs
Flagline: 0930 hrs. We will form a flagline during Funeral Service  scheduled at 1000 hrs.
Following the services, the procession will proceed to Resthaven Cemetery where we will render honors during graveside services at 1200 hrs.

The weather for Tuesday is expected to be in the mid 70’s with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Wednesday morning will be partly sunny in the low 70’s - please dress accordingly.
Bikes and cages are both welcome.
Please bring 3x5 flags for the flag line and bottled water to stay hydrated.     There is no fuel or amenities at these locations. 

Please remember that our mission is to respect and honor this fallen soldier and his family.  Stand tall and proud as we salute this hero and his family for their great sacrifice!!!

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