Thursday, August 11, 2011

If you are in the Middle Georgia Area, please come out and help honor a local fallen hero

On Saturday August 13th, a local fallen hero will be laid to rest in Warner Robins. Spc. Mark J. Downer from Warner Robins was killed in action on August 5th, in Kandahar Province.
Please come out and help honor this fallen hero if you are able!
The following is from 

KIA Spc. Mark J. Downer, of Warner Robins Ga PGR mission

US Army Spec. Mark J. Downer, Medic, Warner Robins, GA
Spc. Mark J. Downer, 23, of Warner Robins, Ga. died Aug. 5, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
The family of Spc. Mark J. Downer, of Warner Robins Ga. Has requested the PGR to provide this Hero with the honors he deserves.
We will be providing escort from Robins AFB to McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins.
A flag line is requested for the visitation and funeral services.
Services Saturday 13 September 2011
Staging @ 0830...8:30 AM
McCullough Funeral Home
17 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088
on Saturday 13 August 2011.
Parkway Gardens is approx. 3 miles
An escort will be provided to Parkway Memorial Gardens 720 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, GA. where a flag line for the interment service will be providedAdd to Technorati Favorites.

Edited to add:
On Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:07 A.M. the remains of Army Specialist Mark Downer will arrive at Robins Air Force Base. After a brief ceremony the Warner Robins Police Department, along with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the Patriot Guard, wil...l be escorting the body to McCullough Funeral Home on Houston Lake Road. The escort is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:45 A.M. Escort Route The escort will begin at the Museum of Aviation Right on Highway 247 Left on Watson Boulevard Right on North Davis Drive Left on Green Street and continue past Northside High School Left on North Houston Road Right on Watson Boulevard Left on Houston Lake Road The escort will end at McCullough Funeral Home at 417 S. Houston Lake Road People are encouraged to stand along the escort route to show their support and respect. Funeral Details The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Southside Baptist Church. Motorists can expect traffic delays at the conclusion of the service where the procession will go to Parkway Memorial Gardens on Carl Vinson Parkway. The family has asked that cameras or video recorders not be allowed inside the church during the funeral.See More
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