Mack B. Yoho, WWII Navy Veteran, La Plata, 21 Jan

The family of one of one of America’s greatest generation has graciously invited the PGR to honor their loved one.  Mack Blaine Yoho was born Feb. 4, 1927 in Kenova WV.  Mack passed away on Saturday, 8 Jan, 2011.   He lied about his age to enlist in the U.S. Navy at age 16, in 1943, and was HONORABLY discharged in 1945.   He was the Coxswain on a Higgins boat (LCVP) and took part in the amphibious assault of Okinawa, living through a kamikaze attack which hit the LST that carried his boat.   He earned the American Theater and the Pacific Theater service medals and the WWII Victory medal.   After the war Mack became a 1st Class building engineer in Washington D.C. and raised a family with his wife, Maxine, 2 daughters, a son, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. 

He will be laid to rest at 1000 on Friday, 21 Jan, 2011 at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, Maryland, 20623.

Ride Captain:  Sid Marcus, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, 21 Jan 2011
Rally Location:  Arehart-Echols Funeral Home (211 Saint Marys Ave, La Plata, MD 20646
Rally Time:  0845 hrs
KSU:  0915 hrs

There will be no service at the Funeral Home, so we will escort Mack Yoho from the funeral home to Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery for interment with Military Honors.  Please bring your 3x5 US Flags for the flag line at the Cemetery.

Weather for Friday, 21 Jan 2011 is high of 35 low of 24.  There is a 30% possibility of snow showers.  Keep an eye on the forecast but do not let this stop you from coming out to show respect. Dress appropriately for the weather and cage for safety if required.  Our mission is to show our sincere respect and gratitude for his Service.  The last thing we want to do is cause this family more pain if one of our scoots goes down in slick conditions.

Thanks for all you do!


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