Corporal Jackey Dale Blosser
U.S. Army KIA
Korean War Veteran
30 July 2020
Corapolis, PA / Grafton, WV
The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been invited by the family and the Patriot Guard Riders of West Virginia, to escort then stand in silent honor for Corporal Jackey Dale Blosser, U.S. Army veteran.
Jackey was with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and was reported missing in action December 2, 1950. The Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) attacked his unit during their withdrawal from the Pungnyuri Inlet to Hagaruri, North Korea, during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Jackey’s remains could not be recovered following the battle and after the war, no returned prisoners of war reported seeing him in any camps.
On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
Blosser’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
Jackey served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to honor him.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Times are subject to change for Staging, Briefing & KSU so, please check back on the Mission post before planning your day.
Staging: 5:30 PM
McGarity United States Army Reserve Center
99 Soldiers Ln, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Briefing: 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh International Airport
1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231
KSU for Honorable Escort: TBD
Escorting to West Virginia on I-79 southbound Welcome Center, MM159, Morgantown, WV 26505 where the PGRWV will be waiting, riders may continue on to Grafton, WV to:
Calvary Baptist Church
66 Calvary Lane,Grafton, WV 26354
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware and alert of your surroundings. Also, before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly, bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags, make sure you have your picture ID and grab your masks.
RCIC: Randy Ruff