Rolling Thunder Illinois Chapter 2

Dignified Transfer – Korean War US Army SGT Richard E. Crotty


Apr 25 2023


12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

See OPORD below.

WHO:          Rolling Thunder, Illinois Chapters

WHAT:       Participate in the Repatriation of Korean War US Army SGT Richard E. Crotty 

WHEN:     Tuesday, 25 April 2023 & Saturday, 29 April 2023 

WHERE:   O’Hare International Airport and Peoria, IL

MISSION:  Rolling Thunder – Illinois Chapters conduct the Repatriation of US Army SGT Richard E. Crotty, MIA, Peoria, IL

Sequence of Events 

          Tuesday, 25 April 2023 Dignified Transfer

1230 – 1330   Rolling Thunder Chapters stage at American Airlines cargo terminal, South Cargo O’Hare, 612 S. Access Rd, Franklin Park, IL to link up with Patriot Guard Riders, Legion Riders, police escort, etc. We will NOT flag up for the Dignified Transfer.

1440 – 1500   Remains arrive via American Airlines Flight 2412 for Dignified Transfer to hearse.

1500 – 1800   SGT Richard E. Crotty’s remains escorted 150 miles (Annex 1) to Mason-White Funeral Home, 20 Valley Forge Road, Washington, IL 61571, by Illinois State Police, Peoria Police Dept, Rolling Thunder Chapters, Patriot Guard Riders, Vets Roll and American Legion Riders.

Order of march is:  IL State Police, American Flag, Rolling Thunder, Hearse, GSA vans w/ honor Guard, Patriot Guard, American Legion, VFW, Vets Roll, all others.

1830 – 2100   Rolling Thunder Chapters return home.

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