Earl W. Kilpatrick, USA, Vet. (WWII/Korea), Olney, MD - 7 Oct 2010

This is the final Itinerary for the Patriot Guard Mission to honor SGT Earl W. Kilpatrick, USA, Vet. (WWII/Korea), Frederick, MD, who passed away October 2, 2010.  It is a go, all contacts have been made.  Services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Olney, MD, Thursday, October 7, 2010, at approximately 1100 hrs.
 
SGT Kilpatrick was born September 22, 1925, in Cotesfield, NE.  He survived farm life, the Great Depression, World War II, serving in the Army from 1944 to 1948, and serving again in Korea after being called up from 1950 to 1952.  His service was spent in the Army Signal Corps.
 
He married his wife, Marilyn Anderson, in 1950, and they had the first of their 11 children in 1951.  In the midst of taking care of his family, SGT Kilpatrick put himself through school graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in electrical engineering.  It was then that he began his career in intelligence with the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency, moving his family to the Washington area.  One of his most memorable assignments was working a trip to Paris with President Kennedy and his staff.  When he retired from the intelligence community, he followed a long-time dream and became a jeweler working from a little shop out of his home.
 
When asked what he wanted most of all on his last birthday, he requested a trip to the World War II Memorial and the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  As much as he was moved by the memorials themselves, he was shocked by the appreciation and support shown to him by complete strangers during his visit, when they would simply walk up to him and thank him for his service.  The experience brought him to tears.
 
SGT Kilpatrick served our country proudly.  He held a deep respect and gratitude for all those who served and continue to serve to protect our great country, and now we have been given an opportunity to show our honor and respect to him for his dedication to duty.
 
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Thursday, October 7, 2010, Service 1100 hrs, Interment immediately following
 
Staging:
Rally 1000
Brief 1010
Flag line 1025
 
St. Peter’s Catholic Parish
2900 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD  20832
 
Military requirements DO NOT APPLY.
 
Ride Captain:  Kevin (rockk) Rock  -  (202) 276-6277 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (202) 276-6277      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
 
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Please bring 3x5 hand-held flags for the flag line at the church and the cemetery.  We will participate in the procession to the cemetery approximately six miles away.  If you have 3x5 flag(s) mounted on your motorcycle, be sure to test your mount prior to arriving at the church in Olney.  All rigs will be inspected before KSU.
 
The current weather forecast for Olney, MD, on Thursday, October 7th is mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees, low of 46 degrees.  Dress appropriately.
 
Stand with us as we remember this soldier and show him and his family our respect and honor.

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