PO1 Patrick D. Feeks, 28, Edgewater, 03, 04, 05 SEP

National Condolence Thread

  The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to attend and render honors for Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, MD who died August 16, 2012 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan along with six other service members.
He graduated from South River High School in 2002. Enlisted in the Navy in 2006 and then completed basic underwater demolition/SEAL training along with advanced training.  His life long dream was to become a Navy SEAL.  He accomplished his gaol and was assigned to the West Coast Special Warfare Unit.  Petty Officer Feeks was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and again in 2010.  His deployment to Afghanistan was in December 2011. Of the awards and decorations awarded to PO1 Feeks is the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal.  He is survived by his wife, parents and many loving friends.
This will be a 3 part mission.
Part 1-Monday, September 3, 2012 -  Transfer from Dover AFB to Kalas Funeral Home
         2973 Solomans Island Road
         Edgewater, MD  20137
This is flag line only at the funeral home.  Please bring 3X5 hand held flags.
Staging  0930 - at the funeral home
Briefing  0945
Flag line   1000 - in place to await arrival from Dover and render honors
Part 2- Tuesday, September 4, 2012 -  Visitation 1400 - 1600 and 1800 - 2000,     
        Flag line only at funeral home during visitations.  Please bring 3X5 hand held flags.
Staging  1330
Briefing  1345
Flag line    1400-1600 / 1800-2000
Part 3-Wednesday, September 5, 2012
        Escort from Kalas Funeral Home to Ft. Meyers/ANC.  Please bring 3X5 hand held flags for flag line at the Old Chapel on Ft. Meyers.
Staging  1015- Kalas Funeral Home. Please be punctual with full fuel (*See note below*)
Briefing  1030
KSU  1100 - Escort to Ft. Meyers Old Chapel, services followed by burial on the hallowed grounds of ANC (This portion will be LEO escorted)  
Let us take the time to honor this Navy Seal and his family with reverence and our respect during each part this mission.
Ride Captain:  Bill Johnston (410) 507-9176
*Military mandatory riding gear is required for the escort to Ft. Myers*
You must have:
-government issued photo ID (eg. drivers license)
-DOT approved helmet
-Long sleeve shirt or jacket
-Full fingered gloves
-Over the ankle boots
-Have reflective gear available (in the event we are asked to wear it)
Check the weather for all 3 days prior to departure and dress accordingly.  Bring water to stay hydrated. When arriving for escort to ANC have a full tank of fuel.

Part 3-Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (IWO JIMA Meet)
1115 – staging (Late Rally)
1130 – brief
1140 – KSU
Location:          United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Arlington, VA
Ride Captain:  Bruce (Robocop) Gentile  –  (301) 542-6707



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