Lt Col William R. Smith, Jr., USAF, Ret., Annapolis, 1 Feb

National Condolence Thread

Wednesday, February 1, 2012  -  Rally 0900
 This is a confirmed mission for the Patriot Guard to honor Lt Col William R. Smith, Jr., USAF, Ret., Annapolis, MD, who passed away September 25, 2011.  It is a go, all contacts have been made.  Services will be held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA, with interment immediately following at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at approximately 1245 hrs.
Lt Col Smith was born April 20, 1943, in Portsmouth, VA.  He graduated from Churchland High School in 1961 moving on to receive his degree from Old Dominion University in 1966.  He was a member of the  Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He served 23 years in the United States Air force and served two tours in Vietnam as a pilot of the F-4D Phantom.  He was also a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis, AFB, NV.  After his retirement from the Air Force he worked with L3 Communications in Washington, DC.
He loved watching his grandchildren play sports, family gatherings, sailing, bike riding, the outdoors and his faithful dog.
He is survived by his loving wife, his four children, two siblings and his four grandchildren.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Rally 0900
Brief 0930
KSU 1030
Hardesty Funeral Home
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD  21401
Ride Captain:  rockk (kevin rock)  -  (202) 276-6277
Military mandated riding gear IS REQUIRED.  (DOT-approved helmets, full-finger gloves, over the ankle boots, have reflective gear available)  Please bring 3 x 5 hand-held flags for a short flag line at the funeral home and for the services at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.  3 x 5 hand-held flags will not be needed once we enter the grounds of ANC.  If you have flag(s) mounted on your bike, make sure your mount has been tested prior to arrival at the funeral home.  All mounts will be inspected prior to departure.
The forecast for Wednesday, February 1st is partly sunny with a low of 43 degrees and a high of 58 degrees.  Monitor the weather closely prior to your departure and dress appropriately.  You may cage to this mission.
 Stand with us as we honor this airman and his family with our respect and silent presence in the flag line.

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