Forgotten Heroes 2010, Buford, GA





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Forgotten Heroes (# 15144)

20-Apr-2010 (Tuesday)

2640 Sawnee Ave, Buford, GA Forgotten HeroesForgotten HeroesForgotten Heroes

Forgotten HeroesThe Patriot Guard Riders has been invited by our American Legion brothers and sisters to stand in honor of 8 Georgia sons.An endeavor of the American Legion is the Missing in America Project (MIAP) which is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.This past year members of the Buford American Legion Post 127 began looking for these service members in the Atlanta area whose remains, for whatever reason, had been forgotten or never claimed by family after their passing. Currently they have found 99 possible veterans and only one, Joe H. Richards – US Navy, has already been interred at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, 8 more are awaiting burial and the remaining 90 are still in the process of being researched to uncover which are U.S. military veterans. It is this remaining 8 that we have been requested to provide escort from the Buford AL Post to Canton on April 20th. The following are a list of those we will be escorting on this mission:Date of Birth Date of Death Age Date of Entry Date of Separation Yrs of Svc RankNorman Beasley – U.S. Army10/12/1911 02/08/1989 78 01/09/1942 12/26/1945 3y 11m 17d Tec5-E5Willie Clark – U.S. Air Force06/17/1933 10/26/2001 68 06/22/1950 09/09/1953 3y 2m 17d E3Theodore Florence, Jr. – U. S. Army11/29/1923 08/21/1990 68 05/27/1941 06/15/1945 4y 0m 19d Tec4-E4 03/14/1950 07/02/1954 4y 3m 19d PfcE3Ollie C Foster, Sr. – U.S. Army1917 05/15/1988 71 07/09/1941 07/18/1945 4y 0m 9d Cprl-E4Augustus G Neal – U.S. Army1910 12/09/1994 84 12/30/1942 02/23/1944 1y 1m 24d Pvt-E2James O Render – U.S. Air Force01/11/1921 01/14/1988 67 11/18/1940 11/30/1960 20y 0m 12d SSG-E5Ira J Sheppard – U.S. Army08/08/1921 06/21/1992 71 03/18/1943 11/15/1945 2y 7m 27d SSG-E6Alvin Washington – U.S. Army? 01/10/2007 01/20/1943 02/17/1946 3y 0m 28d Pfc-E3These heroes are scheduled to be interred at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA beginning at 11:00 AM with Military Honors services. Each of the eight veterans will be individually honored and have an individual resting place including a headstone and flag. There will be a break between services and all should conclude by 2:30 PM. To all of my Brothers and Sisters, I encourage you to show your support and let's make this final roll call one to remember as we, along with American Legion, are the only family they have to honor them.Staging:Date: Tuesday April 20, 2010Location: American Legion Post 127, 2640 Sawnee Ave. Buford, GA 30518 (770)932-2368Time: 8:00 AM and KSU 9:00 AMRCIC: Rick HymanAKA "Claus"GA Ride Captain(770) 982-8284 (H)(404) 617-3330 (C)

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