Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SMSgt Bennie Mills, Jr.

Bennie Mills, Jr. passed from this life on August 24, 2009, at the age of 82 in Lockhart, Texas.

Mr. Mills served in the navy in WWII, and then served his country in the United States Air Force. He served multiple tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, two daughters and a son.

Graveside services were held on September 2, 2009 at the Lockhart City Cemetery.

Approximately 35 Patriot Guard Riders attended the services, and formed a line of American flags around the grave site.

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

“The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. If doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives.

1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.”

Please learn more by visiting our web site.

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