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Mission Update 03/30/2015
The NDPG will participate in the escort for Paul Good Iron from the funeral home in Parshall, ND to the school in Mandaree, ND. The funeral home in Parshall is across the street from the post office. RC Norm Westbrooke will be there early on Tuesday so just look for him, it's a really small town. There is a gas station just north of town on HWY 37 and another in Mandaree. The weather looks good so Norm is planning on riding at this time. They are hoping to leave Parshall at 3:30 central time on Tuesday to go to Mandaree.
Paul’s funeral is scheduled on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT, at the Mandaree School, Mandaree, ND. We will provide a flag line at his funeral. James T. Avard will serve as Ride Captain for this flag line. We will not stage elsewhere and ride in as a group due to the traffic and expected attendance. We will stage at the entrance of the school at 8:30 am CDT. We will remain at the school for the funeral service moving inside at that time. When the service has concluded, we will again form a flag line outside at the entrance to the school.
Paul will be interred at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery South of Mandan, ND on 1806. This will take place at 1:00pm CDT. We will stage at the parking lot South of the Heart River Bridge on 1806 at 11:30am CDT. The procession from Mandaree will reach the bridge at approximately 12:30pm CDT. The Tribal escort will continue, with the hearse waiting for us to get ahead of it to proceed to the cemetery. James T. Avard will serve as Ride Captain for the escort.
Paul G Good Iron, father of Nathan Good Iron, passed away. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.
His wife Harriet, requested the attendance of the North Dakota Patriot Guard at his funeral to honor him. Final arrangements have not been made at this time and I will update everyone as I know more.
Paul was third generation military in his family. His Grand Father was a Lakota Code Talker and his Father served in the U.S. Army in WWII as well. Paul's son Nathan was Killed in Action in Afghanistan.
James T. Avard will serve as Ride Captain for this Mission,
"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war"
To our soldiers.....
May God bless you each and every one
For all you do for us each day
We will keep you in our hearts
And for your safety we will pray.