PGR Mission Alert: SGT Aaron X. Wittman

Carl | February 6, 2013 

SGT Aaron X. Wittman, USA, Chester, VA
Friday, February 8, 2013 – Rally 1130 – Arlington, VA

This is the final itinerary for the Patriot Guard Mission to honor SGT Aaron X. Wittman, USA, 28, Chester, VA, who died January 10, 2013, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. It is a go, all contacts have been made.
We have been given the invitation to stand at the services in Chester, VA, on February 7, 2013, and the services in Richmond, VA, on February 8, 2013.
The family has graciously extended that invitation to the services at ANC as he makes his final journey to Arlington.
ANC services will be on Friday, February 8, at approximately 1300 hrs.

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SGT Wittman was born November 6, 1984. He graduated from LC Bird High School in 2003 and officially assigned to Lima Company Class of 2007 at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. While in college he joined the South Carolina National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008. He completed his course work after his return and proudly walked across the stage with four other deployed Citadel Cadets and the Class of 2009. He joined the regular Army in 2010 and was currently assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.

Among SGT Wittman’s decorations and awards, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

SGT Wittman had a strong commitment to family, friends and country.

He is survived by his parents, brother, sister, two grandmothers, a large extended family and many friends.

Friday, February 8, 2013
1130 – staging
1145 – brief
1200 – KSU
Location: United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Arlington, VA

Ride Captain: Bill Johnston

Military mandated riding gear IS NOT required.

NOTE: Conceal/carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Arlington National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.

3 x 5 hand-held flags will not be needed once we enter the grounds of ANC. If you have flag(s) mounted on your bike, make sure your rig has been tested prior to arrival at the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. All rigs will be inspected prior to departure.

The weather forecast for Friday, February 8th is chance of rain/snow (30%) with a low of 36 degrees and high of 48 degrees. Check the weather prior to your departure and dress appropriately.

PLEASE NOTE: If the temperature is near or below freezing and there is precipitation, motorcycles will not be allowed to ride in this procession. Do not let the weather or the cold keep you away, you may cage to this mission.

Stand with us as we honor this Soldier and his family with our respect and silent presence in the flag line.

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