28 APR 2017
Forty Fort / Indiantown Gap, PA
The family of Army Vietnam War Veteran Jack C. Melton has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand to honor his service to our nation at his interment ceremony Friday, April 28th. It will be our honor to escort Jack and his family to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery for interment with full military honors. Jack was a Sergeant in the 25th Infantry Tank Division. He was highly decorated, including the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Jack was an avid motorcyclist who succumbed to multiple cancers linked to his service in Vietnam. Jack Melton is a patriot who served our country with honor and now it’s our turn to stand and honor him.
NOTE: Due to the length of the escort, we are including a second staging location nearer to IGNC for those who want to escort but can’t make it up to Forty Fort.
ESCORT: Friday, 4/28 STAGING 0800 HRS, KSU 0830 HRS
Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Avenue
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Stage: 0800 HRS, at the funeral home
Escort to IGNC for interment is approximately 90 miles
RCIC: Buck Jacoby, RC-Region 4
JOIN IN ESCORT: Friday, 4/28 STAGING 0920 HRS, KSU 0950 HRS (approx)
Exxon Gas Station
418 Suedberg Road
Pine Grove, PA 17963
Gas station is adjacent to Rt 81 Exit 100 South On-ramp where we will join the escort.
IGNC INTERMENT: 1100 HRS
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Annville, PA 17003
If going directly to IGNC, stage at the upper parking lot opposite the rear of the PA Memorial, (turn left at the US Flag Circle). Stage at 1030 HRS
DO NOT PROCEED TO COMMITTAL SITE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
National Link: https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?433894