Private First Class Cody G. Baker, 19, Holton, Kansas was one of two soldiers
killed in action 03 August 2011 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in
Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an
improvised explosive device. Pfc Baker was assigned to 2nd Battalion,
30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,
Fort Polk, Louisiana. Cody was a highly decorated courageous soldier
whose sacrifice will never be forgotten.
The Patriot Guard extends our sincere sympathy to Cody's family, friends, and fellow soldiers.
Please join us on this mission to support Cody's family and honor Fallen Hero Pfc Cody Baker.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AIRPORT ESCORT AND FUNERAL:
BRING YOUR MOTORCYCLE FLAG POLE AND AMERICAN FLAG.
Bring water, snack, rain gear
Keep hydrated and be prepared for inclement weather
Temperatures: morning 70 afternoon 94
Encourage all who attend to wear black shirts
Caution: watch for deer on the highway
Mission Ride Captain:
Terry 'Darkhorse' Houck email@example.com
Airport Escort: Thursday 11 August 2011
1105 hr Flight arrives
Patriot Guard members - motorcycles only - 2-wheel and 3-wheel.
1000 hr (10AM) Meet at Forbes Air Field, 3 1/2 miles south of Topeka, KS.
From Hwy-75 turn east on 1st street south (National Guard Museum sign) entrance,
ride towards museum continue on 1st Street South,
Line up in column of 2s on right side of 1st Street South (before crossing J Street)
Need motorcycles with flagpoles - fly American flags
Forbes Air Field Map
Airport Escort Destination: Mercer Funeral Home (42 mi)
1101 West 4th Street
Holton, KS 66436
Family Visitation: Friday 12 August 2011
1800 hr (6PM) to 2030 hr (8:30PM)
Mercer Funeral Home, 1101 West 4th Street, Holton KS
Funeral Service: Saturday 13 August 2011
1000 hr (10:00AM) Services starts
Evangel United Methodist Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave (3rd & Pennsylvania), Holton KS
Final Staging area for funeral service: Saturday 13 August 2011
Wal-Mart Parking Lot 209 Arizona Ave, Holton KS
0730 hr (7:30AM) Staging Area opens
Re-fuel/Restrooms before you arrive at Wal-Mart parking lot to line up.
Watch for directions from the Flag Staging Crew as you ride into parking lot.
Riders with flag poles will be directed to line up in column of 2's in one area
Riders without flag poles in column of 2's in another area
Cages - 4 wheeled vehicles in another area (Cages will follow motorcycles)
Each motorcycle fly only one 3x5 flag. Bring your American flag.
0815 hr Briefing by Darkhorse
0840 hr Departure to church
0900 hr Flag line in place at church
Graveside service briefing after funeral service starts
Patriot Guard will provide motorcycle escort to cemetery led by Holton Police Dept
Graveside services: Holton Cemetery
1 mile west of Arizona Avenue (75 Hwy) on 4th street south side.
Full Military Honors provided by US Army Honor Guard
Patriot Guard will provide avenue of flags and flag perimeter around family, friends and military