** SPECIAL HONOR MISSION ** John Clay “Jack” Bollinger USN WWII Cheshire, CT OCT 11, 2017 0900hrs Staging

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** SPECIAL HONOR MISSION **

John Clay “Jack” Bollinger USN WWII

Cheshire, CT OCT 11, 2017

0900hrs Staging

 

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Sadly we are called to stand in Honor for John Clay “Jack” Bollinger PHM2 (Pharmacists Mate) USN WWII.
PHM2 Bollinger served 08/43 to 05/46 and was assigned to the Naval Receiving Station ST Louis, MO,  Naval Training Station Farragut, ID, Hospital Corpsman School Farragut, ID, Naval Hospital Philadelphia, PA, Naval Receiving Station Newport, RI, and the USS Missouri BB-63.
PHM2 Bollinger was aboard the “Big MO” and witnessed the signing of the Instrument of Surrender with Japan on Sept 2, 1945 thus ending the war with Japan.
Significant Awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars, and the WWII Victory Medal.
We will stand a flag line at the cemetery.
Staging will be at the Cheshire Hillside Cemetery, 166 Wallingford Rd, Cheshire CT 06410 at 0900 hrs for services at 1030 hrs.
This mission is part of a continued book being written with his personal story by the Arizona Memorial Foundation at Pearl Harbor, HI with his stories in his own words both in print and audio tape at the memorial. There will professional photographers from Los Angeles, CA at the cemetery photographing the internment.
ASC Jack Casey and ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC’s and points of contact for any interaction with the staff and documentary teams.
Flags and water will be provided.
God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.
For the State Captain;

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)