JAMES HUNTER, UNITED STATES ARMY AND
James (Jim) Hunter of Waukegan, IL has passed away at the age of 62 years. He served in the United States Army as a Private First Class and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Hunter was an avid motorcyclist and, accordingly, his family has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to escort him on his final ride. We are proud and honored to do so.
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Staging Time:†††††††††††††† 9:00AM
Departure Time:†††††††††† 9:30AM
From Bevier Park, the Patriot Guard Riders will ride to another nearby location to join Mr. Hunter's family. From that location, we will escort the family and Mr. Hunter's ashes to
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R.* "Jim" Hunter Sr., 62, of
include his wife of 36 years, Anna; son, James Hunter Jr. of Waukegan; sisters,
Fran Ferraton of Kenosha and Elizabeth Lawerence of Waukegan; sisters-in-law, Pauline (Gene) Trantham and Betty (Richard) Evitts;
brother-in-law, John (Sandy) Bartousek, and nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Marvin and Ruth
Hunter; brother, Billy Hunter; and brother-in-law, Paul Bartousek.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home,
Staff Sgt. James
P.* Hunter, 25, of South Amherst, Ohio, died June 18, 2010 in Kandahar,
Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an
improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault),
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When I arrived at the staging area, Mark was charming a LEO.
Markís briefing was thorough.† He told us where we were going, what route we would take and which lane we would use.
Our first destination was the family home.† They were outside, waiting for us.
Jimís sister requested a ride.
Ron had a vacant seat.
Jimís brother-in-law, Richard Evetts, would carry the ashes on his bike.
And soon we were moving again.
RCs Mark and Al in the front.
Nine PGR bikes and two family bikes.
A family outing on a sunny day.
We are all one family now.
In less than a half-hour, we were there.
The army had preceded us.
There are some things you can count on.
Jim, talking to Oscar, before he would bugal.
Jimís sister, Sandy, with Mike.
Eleven bikes and a Cadillac.
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