Dicky Pirtle

Mar 17th 10:00 am - 10:00 am
US Army
Vietnam Veteran
MRC - Jim Wiggins

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Mission Summary

Classification 

Retired Military 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

Retired after 20 years, 8 months service as Master Sergeant. Green Beret, served with the 10th and 5th Special Forces Groups. Awards include: National Defense service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 Silver Star and 4 Bronze service stars, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal (First Class), Pathfinder Badge, Good Conduct Medal Clasp, silver, 1 loop, Expert (rifle). 

Campaigns

Vietnam War (1962 - 1973)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service 

Obituary

Link

Photo Permission

Yes

MRC

Jim Wiggins

jimwtx@verizon.net

(903) 217-4066 

 

 

Part 1

Segment

Funeral Service and Procession 

Mission Date 

03/17/2018 

Staging Time 

10:00 

Briefing Time

10:15

In Position/KSU Time

10:30

Starting Time 

11:00 

Staging Point 

Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations (next to Dollar General) 

Staging Address 

642 N Rockwall Ave

Terrell, TX 75160 

Map Link 

Link

GPS 

32.742025, -96.279499 

Part 1 Details 

Riders will stage at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations. A mission briefing will be held, and the riders will establish the Flag Line for the funeral service. When the service begins, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, so it may depart for the interment site. An honor line will be held at the end of the service and riders will then join the procession to the interment site. A police escort is expected. 

Procession 

Escort Provided 

Support 

Yes Jesse Bean 

 

 

Part 2

 

Segment 

Interment Service 

Date 

03/17/2018 

Staging Time 

12:30 

Briefing Time

12:45

In Position/KSU Time

12:55

Starting Time 

13:00

Time(s) Estimated

Yes

Staging Point

Oakland Memorial Park 

Staging Address 

1000 W. Moore Avenue

Terrell, TX 75160 

Map Link 

Link

GPS 

32.737652, -96.289149 

Details 

Riders will stage at Oakland Memorial Park. Flags will be staked to prepare for the arrival of MSG Pirtle, family and friends. When the procession arrives, the riders will establish the Flag Line and stand “tall and silent” during the interment service. When the service ends, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, riders debriefed and dismissed from this mission. 

Support 

Yes Jesse Bean

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