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E6 Edward A. Arnold US Navy. Escort to Arlington. August 13th Hallstead Pa.


Jul 21


E6 Edward A. Arnold Sr.
US Navy, Veteran

August 13th 2021
Hallstead PA

The family of Edward A. Arnold has requested the Patriot guard to escort his remains From Hallstead Pa. to Arlington National Cemetery. Edward had a lengthy career in the United States Navy as a Flight Engineer and System Organizational Maintenance Technician. He is the recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, (4) Navy Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, (2) National Defense Service Medals, (3) Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy battle E ribbon, Expert Pistol Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Ribbon, Naval Aircrewman Insignia, and the Navy Commendation Medal.
Edward A. Arnold is a true American Patriot That has honored this country through his service. Now it is our turn to stand and honor him

1st Leg:     Hallstead Pa
Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home
25 Susquehanna Ave.
Hallstead Pa. 18822
Staging:     0530 Hrs.|
           0600 Hrs.

RCIC   Mike Vogt,  Nathan (Buck) Jacoby

2nd Leg:    Hazle Township Pa
Estimated Arrival:    0730 Hrs.
Turkey Hill Mini Market
70 Station Cir,
Hazle Township  18202

Staging:   0700 Hrs
KSU:    0745 Hrs


3rd Leg:    Harrisburg Pa
Estimated Arrival:   0845 Hrs
Sheetz Mini Market
7970 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg Pa 17112

Staging:   0815 Hrs
KSU:    0900 Hrs


Additional RCIC: Dave Lyons, Dave All

4th Leg:  Gettysburg Pa
Estimated Arrival:    1000 Hrs
Sheets Mini Market
30 Camp Letterman Drive
Gettysburg Pa. 17325

Staging:   0930 Hrs
KSU:   1015 Hrs

Stage 5: Arlington National Cemetery

Route Map:

We will hand over the escort to Maryland Patriot Guard at this point All are invited to proceed to Arlington National Cemetery if they wish. Helmets are required from this point on. There will be no additional stops to Arlington National Cemetery
Riders can attend all or part of this mission. All times are estimates and subject to unforeseen delays. Please be advised that the escort must arrive at ANC no later than 1315 Hrs. Stops will be minimal for fuel and personal breaks Please respect the time frames

Stage 5: Arlington National Cemetery

Route Map:


MD/DC PGR is assigning an ANC Ride Captain to be overall in charge of things once you are in the cemetery, and the two MD Ride Captains bringing the group down are also familiar with the rules of the road in there.

First and foremost,-No loud radio’s playing. (People are mourning their loved ones),

Second,-No smoking in the cemetery,

Third,-When we are traveling in the cemetery, and a horse drawn caisson approaches, we pull over and shut the engines down until it passes. In all instances follow the lead of the ANC Ride Captain.

Fourth,-Large American Flags are not permitted in ANC. They must be removed from the bikes in Gettysburg, Small flags are ok.

Fifth,-Helmets are mandatory when riding in the cemetery

Masks are required inside the administration building
If entering the administration building to use the rest room or any reason, masks are required

Sixth,-There is a 100% ID check done prior to entry. Riders are encouraged to have their Driver’s License easily available when approaching the gate.

Finally,-Concealed/Carry Permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Therefore, do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.

This cannot be stressed enough. We are not permitted to stand flag lines in ANC, but we do stand and honor the deceased and his or her family. Before we leave, we will render a hand salute and depart for the bikes when the last of the military has left. We used to stand and wait to meet with the family, but that is no longer permitted.

The final rule is we came in together, and we leave together.

No one can stay and play tourist. If they want to do that, when we leave, they can pay to park in the garage and then reenter and walk around the cemetery as much as they want. That is pretty much it.

The ANC Ride Captain is familiar with these rules and all the riders must do is follow his lead!

For mission information, contact:
Eric M. Cramer Veterans Liaison East
Phone:  717-507-5213


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