Army Paratrooper Cpl Eric C. Palmer, 21, of Maize,
Kansas was wounded in action 21 June 2007 in Bauji,
Iraq. Cpl Palmer died 24 June at Landstuhl Regional
medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany of wounds suffered
when his unit was conducting combat operations and
was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire. Eric
was supporting Operation Iraq Freedom in the war on
terrorism for United States of America. Cpl Palmer was
assigned to the famed and elite 1st Battalion Regiment,
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat
Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
Corporal Palmer's nickname is "Eeker", said his brother
Travis, who served 8 1/2 years as a US Navy Corpsman
(Medic) and a Iraq War Veteran. Travis said "my brother
never complained, did his duty, had pride serving in the
Army for America. Eric was
a courageous Paratrooper, very good at his job
and always there to help his fellow soldiers.
Eric fought and died to protect his fellow-soldiers in
his unit, his family, friends of Maize, KS, our families
and our freedom in America." Eric will be truly missed
but will be remembered as an “American Hero”.
Eric's parents have invited the Patriot Guard as guests
at the airport, funeral services in Andover, KS, and to
the Full Military Graveside services in Maize, KS.
Mark "Ghostrider" and Kim Edminster, life-long friends
of Eric and the Palmers, will be part of the lead
escort. They both have kept us updated. God bless the
Palmer family. Keep them in your prayers.
can, please make this mission to show your respect,
support Eric's family, and honor this Fallen Hero.
Guard Bagpiper Charles Liles will provide inspirational
This will be a 3
BRING YOUR MOTORCYCLE FLAG POLE
AND FLAG IF YOU HAVE ONE
Bring water and snacks for
Flag Honor Guard Escort for
Cpl Eric Palmer
Friday 29 June 2007
Cpl Eric Palmer will
arrive 1121 hrs (11:21 AM) Friday 29 June 2007
Aviation 2010 South Airport Road -
of Wichita Midcontinent Airport facility.
Escort Mission Staging:
1000 hrs (10AM) Staging
Area south parking lot at Yingling Aviation
Yingling Aviation - 2010 South Airport Road
Line up motorcycles with flags
(10:30AM) Briefing....Family arrives at Yingling
1100 hrs (11AM) walk to
Yingling hangar area, line up, stand ready
1121 hrs (11:21AM)
Airplane arrives with Fallen Hero Eric
honors, Patriot Guard will escort Eric and his family
to Downing & Lahey
Maple (Maple & Maize Rd on south side of maple)
Visitation with family at Downing and Lahey Mortuary
hrs (3PM) to 1800 hrs Sunday 01 July 2007
Pre-staging (Derby Area)
Monday , 2, July 0730
hrs ( 7:30 AM ) Derby QT ( 71st So & K-15 )
Departure for Andover
0800 hrs ( 8:00 AM )
71st So. to Rock Rd, to
47th South, turn East (Thunder Rd) to Andover / Rose
Hill Rd turn North , cross Highway 54/400 to main
Staging Area for Funeral Services in Andover, KS
hrs (8:30AM) Monday 02 July 2007
McDonalds on south side of W. Central Ave and
West of N. Andover Rd.
(turn north off hwy 54/400 on Andover Rd,
go 2 miles to Central Ave, turn left)
Riders with flag poles will be directed to line up in
column of 2’s in one area and riders
without flag poles in column of 2’s in another
area. Watch for directions as you ride into
will follow the bikes.
Military Flag order protocol will
We are requesting that each bike
fly only one 3x5 flag.
Sign Fallen Soldiers flag and
“In Memory Of” certificate in parking lot and at church.
FUEL next to McDonalds (eastside) and on Andover Rd
Restrooms at fuel stops and McDonalds.
0900 hr (9AM) Briefing and prayer
hr (9:30AM) Departure from McDonalds to St Vincent
123 N. Andover Rd.
Ride in & park, Line up big flags
hr After arrival at church.
ready & be prepared for arrival of Cpl Palmer and
family, escorted by flag honor guard
hr (11 AM) Funeral Service starts
Following Service, escort Cpl Eric Palmer and his family
to the Maize, KS, cemetery.
of N. Maize Rd on North 53rd Street) Details of
cemetery at briefing
military honors at the graveside service.
will provide a perimeter circle at cemetery around the
family & friends.
"Darkhorse" Houck firstname.lastname@example.org
316-619-3265(cell) or 316-788-4766(h)
Cregg "Bronco 6 Hansen
316-655-8861(cell) or 316-788-4205(h)
316-461-8350 or 316-733-2775(h)