February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1033September 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm #4265
CONFIRMED CENTEX MISSION
SMSgt Samuel Maxwell Hickman, 90
Army Air Corps & US Air Force, Retired
WWII/Korean War/Vietnam Veteran, Killeen, TX
The family of Senior Master Sergeant Samuel M Hickman has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral Service and Interment of their Loved One.
Sam served in the Army Air Corps and US Air Force. He served during WWII with the unit that supported Normandy and during the Korean War. He was also in Vietnam and was under direct attack during the Tet Offensive. Additionally, he served in two occupational forces – Germany and Japan. He loved serving his country and was especially proud of earning Senior Master Sergeant. When he retired from the Air Force he joined the Social Security Administration as a SSI counselor. He loved the job so much that he worked until the age of 79. His full obituary may be found here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Samuel-Hickman&lc=1795&pid=167078567&mid=5674301
Date: Thursday, 26 Sep 13
Staging Time: 0940
Staging Location: Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 South Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX 76542 tinyurl.com/ykp5q6o
Flagline Establishment: 0955 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and prepare to participate in the procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Note: Be at staging ON TIME and topped off.
Staging Time: 1110
Staging Location: The cul-de-sac between the Walk of Heroes and the Memorial Shelter at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery located off TX 195 just south of Killeen, TX tinyurl.com/CenTexVetsCeme
Briefing: 1115 – Upon clearance and at the direction of the Ride Captain, we will move to the shelter, set up the flags and await arrival of the procession.
Ride Captain: Amanda “Snappy” Ferguson; 254.383.0303; Amanda91B@yahoo.com
Assistant Ride Captain: Mary “Marebear” Gregory; 254.458.2120; Mgregory2@hot.rr.com
WX: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Note: Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.
Please join us in honoring this Army Air Corps & US Air Force, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Retiree for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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