Southwest Iwo Jima Survivor's Reunion

Feb 16th 9:45 am - 9:45 am
MRC - Mike Johnson

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Mission Summary

 

Calendar Link:

 

North Texas Calendar

MRC:

 

Mike Johnson weldermike@aol.com (940) 224-2872

Ride Captain 2:

Barbara Johnson brbjo@aol.com (940) 642-5324

 

 

Ride Captain 3:

Gene DeBord gene.debord@yahoo.com (940) 733-4376

 

 

Ride Captain 4:

Bob Heuchert bheuchert@yahoo.com (940) 882-9372

 

 

Photography:

 

Permission Granted

Summary:

 

This mission will cover parts of two days of the three day reunion. On Friday morning a limited number of bikes will accompany the Survivors to Sheppard Air Force Base where they will visit with the children of John Tower Elementary School on the base.

Day two will consist of the PGR and other local organizations standing an honor line as the survivors walk from the hotel to the convention center which is located adjacent to the hotel. We will also be allowed in to listen to Medal of Honor Recipient "Woody" Williams speak about his experience as a flame thrower operator on Iwo JIma.

 

 

Part 1 - Motorcade

 

 

Mission Date:

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Staging Time:

 

0945

Briefing Time:

 

1000

In Position/KSU Time:

 

1020

Starting Time:

 

1030

Staging Point:

 

Holiday Inn Express

Staging Address:

 

5300 Kell West Blvd. Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310

Staging Area Map:

 

Map

Staging Area GPS:

 

33.8734168,-98.5741368

Details:

 

We will stage in the parking lot in front of the hotel. Once the motorcade is ready we will ride in front of the buses and other vehicles from the hotel to the base. We will have law enforcement accompanying us.

 

We are being limited to 10 bikes for the escort to the base on Friday morning. Registration is closed at this time.


We apologize for the limited number of bikes allowed, but it is beyond the control of the PGR. We believe it is due to Sheppard AFB security.

 

Part 2 - Flag Line

 

 

Mission Date:

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

Staging Time:

 

0900

Briefing Time:

 

0915

In Position/KSU Time:

 

0930

Starting Time:

 

1000

Staging Point:

 

Holiday Inn Express

Staging Address:

 

5300 Kell West Blvd. Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310

Staging Area Map:

 

Map

Staging Area GPS:

 

33.8734168,-98.5741368

Details:

 

When we arrive at the hotel we will prepare our flag line between the hotel entrance and the entrance to the convention center which is located adjacent to the hotel. We will greet the survivors and their families as they walk between the hotel and the convention center. Once the last of the survivors has gotten into the ball room we will follow them and line the sides and rear of the ballroom while Herschel "Woody" Williams and others speak about their experiences on Iwo JIma. They will then have a team reenact the famous photograph of the American Flag flying atop Mount Suribachi. There will also be photo opportunities with the veterans and the reenactment team.


https://sites.google.com/site/swiwojimawwiireunion/2016-photos

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