Charles Arnold

Sep 12th 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
US Marine Corps
World War II Veteran
MRC - Tom Hardin
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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Marine Corps 

Military Service 

1942-1945 WWII 


World War II (1941 - 1945)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service 


Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Obituary for Charles Hulen Arnold

Charles Hulen Arnold PFC- born in Hamilton County in Star, Texas on August 24, 1925 passed peacefully on September 8, 2019, at the age of 94 with his family by his side. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII and fought bravely in the South Pacific as a member of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines 5th Amphibian.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Jean Arnold: his daughter, Deborah Jean Arnold and all eight of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Chuck Arnold and wife Debbie ,grandchildren Shannan Schmidt, Julie Simon and husband Jimmy, Greg Arnold and wife Amy, Leslie Stevens and husband George, Patrick Davidson and wife Christi, Nancy Eike and husband Eric, great grandchildren: Saylor and Gaven Schmidt, Helen, Sarah, and Lucy Arnold, Megan, Nicholette and Kristen Stevens, William and Conner Davidson, and Lily and Liz Eike.

Member of Big D VFW and will be buried in this Red Jacket. 

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Tom Hardin

(469) 387-1512 

Ride Captain 2 

Rick Crabb

(910) 330-9861 



Part 1



Funeral Service and Procession 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Midlothian Funeral Home 

Staging Address 

200 E Ave East

Midlothian, TX 76065 

Map Link 

Link to Map 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Mr. Charles Arnold has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service, ride with him one last time and stand again at his interment.

Riders will stage at Midlothian Funeral Home to be briefed and to stand tall and silent as family and friends arrive. After the service begins, flags will be returned to the flag support vehicle, which will depart for the cemetery to set flags along with riders who will not be riding in the procession. Procession riders will then receive a safety briefing and stage for the procession to the cemetery. 


Escort Provided 


Yes Dan and Kathy Grider



Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Laurel Land Dallas Cemetery 

Part 2 Staging Address 

6000 S R.L. Thornton Freeway

Dallas, TX 75232 

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map 

Part 2 Details 

Those riders not participating in Part One will stage at the cemetery, set flags and await the arrival of the procession. Riders in the procession will quickly dismount and join the flag line. Riders will stand tall and silent until the completion of the service, after which, flags will be returned to the flag support vehicle. Riders will then be debriefed and dismissed.

NOTE: Time of arrival at the cemetery is approximate.

PGR participation will include folding and presentation of the flag. 

Part 2 Support 

Yes Dan and Kathy Grider



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Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession. 

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic. 

High Temperatures

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Begin drinking water the night before.  Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated.

North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen active duty military, first responders and honorably discharged veterans.

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