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Thomas A. Rhoads, USA, Valencia/Bridgeville, PA, 2 Jun 15


May 15



National thread:



Thomas A. Rhoads

US Army/Green Beret Veteran

Valencia/Bridgeville, PA


Tuesday, 2 June 2015


The family of US Army veteran SSG Thomas A. Rhoads has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders escort him to his final resting place and stand in silent honor of their American Hero during his committal service.

See his obituary here:!/Obituary


Escort from:

Parking Lot at Playground

2155 Three Degree Rd.

Valencia, PA 16059


The escort will actually begin from 6100 Valencia Rd., Valencia, PA 16059 but the parking lot is just around the corner and affords us a nearby staging area.

Here is a map and directions from Valencia to NCA:



National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

1158 Morgan Rd.

Bridgeville, PA 15017


Staging for Escort: 8:30 AM at the residence at 6100 Valencia Rd

Briefing: 8:40 AM

KSU: 8:50 AM

The escort from Valencia should take less than an hour.


Ride Captains for the escort:

Marcy Sorensen


Timothy Smith



If you are unable to make the escort segment of this mission please attend the Cemetery segment

Staging for NCA: 9:30 AM at the Memorial Walkway (POW Flag)

Briefing: 9:45 AM

Flag Line: 10:00 Committal Service


Ride Captain for NCA: Jim Shaw



Ride and dress according to the weather. Please bring your 3X5 hand held flags. HYDRATE

Remember that the National Cemetery has a NO WEAPONS policy


Jim Shaw

Veterans’ Liaison-West

Pennsylvania Patriot Guard Riders




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