US Army Reserve CWO2 Bryan Joseph Nichols, 31, from Overland Park, Kansas
was one of 30 Special Forces killed on 06 August 2011 near Combat Outpost
Sayed Abad, Afghanistan due to hostile enemy action. He was deployed
twice in Iraq and once in Kosovo. He graduated flight school in 2008 and was
a well-respected helicopter pilot. He was a Chief Warrant Officer with Bravo
Company, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment General Support Aviation Battalion.
The Patriot Guard is invited to attend Bryan's funeral.
The Patriot Guard extends our sincere condolences to Bryan's family, friends, and fellow soldiers.
Please join us on this mission to support Bryan's family and honor
Fallen Hero CWO Bryan Nichols.
INSTRUCTIONS for AIRPORT ESCORT and FUNERAL:
BRING YOUR MOTORCYCLE FLAG POLE AND AMERICAN FLAG (3-ft by 5-ft).
Bring water, snack, rain gear
Keep hydrated and be prepared for inclement weather
Temperatures: morning 67 afternoon 91
Encourage all who attend to wear black shirts
Caution: watch for deer on the highway
Mission Ride Captain:
Lambert Staab 785-623-0921
Terry 'Darkhorse' Houck email@example.com
Patriot Guard Captain, Kansas
Airport Escort: Wednesday 17 August 2011
1315 hr (1:15PM) Meet at American Legion Post 173
1305 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601-2707
Patriot Guard members: motorcycles only - 2-wheel and 3-wheel.
Need motorcycles with flagpoles - fly American flags
Family and friends will be in 4-wheel vehicles
1330 hr Depart to Hays Regional Airport
1416 hr Flight arrives
Airport Escort Destination: Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS
Thursday 18 August 2011: 1600 hr (4PM) to 2000 hr (8PM) at TMP-Marian Fieldhouse
Parish vigil service will be held at 1900 hr at the Fieldhouse.
Friday 19 August 2011: 0900 hr to 0930 hr at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
Final Staging area for funeral service: Friday 19 August 2011
Location: American Legion Post 173, 1305 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601-2707
0730 hr (7:30AM) Staging Area opens
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-foot flag. Bring your American flag.
0815 hr Briefing
0840 hr Departure to TMP Field House
0900 hr Flag line in place
Funeral Service: Friday 19 August 2011
1000 hr (10AM) Services start
TMP Field House, 1701 Hall St, Hays, KS
Graveside service briefing after funeral service starts
Patriot Guard will provide motorcycle escort to cemetery led by Law Enforcement Agencies
Bring a kick stand support for your motorcycle.
Parking at the Pleasantview Cemetery will be in soft terrain.
Graveside service: Pleasantview Cemetery, west of Plainville, KS on KS-18
Full Military Honors provided by US Army Honor Guard
Patriot Guard will provide avenue of flags and flag perimeter around family, friends and military