Thomas A. Rhoads
US Army/Green Beret Veteran
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: http://www.youngfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Thomas-Rhoads/#!/Obituary
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: https://goo.gl/maps/pSc7Q
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:
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
Pennsylvania Patriot Guard Riders