LUPTON, AZ – Friday April 27th, 2018
Funeral Escort for U.S.M.C Corporal Roy O. Hawthorne, Navajo Code Talker, Pacific Theater WWII, Korean War Veteran
The family of U.S.M.C Corporal Roy O. Hawthorne, Navajo Code Talker is requesting for the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders with invitation to all riding communities for a funeral escort.
Hawthorne’s funeral service will be held on Friday, April. 27, 2018 at Tse Si Ani Baptist Church in Lupton AZ. Viewing will be held from 5pm-7pm on Thursday evening April 26th. At Rollies Mortuary in Gallup. Our condolences go out to the family of Navajo Code Talker Roy O. Hawthorne. In his service to the U.S., he protected the great Navajo Nation, We thank Mr. Hawthorne for his bravery and courage as a Navajo Code Talker. We say Semper Fi, Marine. Roy is a veteran of two wars, WWII and Korea. He entered the U.S. Marines in 1943 and spent the next two years island hopping thru the Pacific. He went on to serve in Korea from 1950-53 earning a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in Combat.
Staging details for funeral escort on 04.27.2018:
Staging: 0800 @ Rollies Mortuary 401 E Nizhoni Blvd, Gallup, NM 87301
KSU: 8:45 am to Tse Si Ani Baptist Church. Services will begin at 10:00. Route will be on the frontage road all the way to Lupton. After services are concluded, Mr. Hawthorne will escorted to his final resting place- family plot.
WE ASK ALL RIDERS TO WEAR YELLOW AND RED TO SHOW OUR HONOR TO MR. HAWTHORNE AND ALL OUR NAVAJO CODE TALKERS. WE ALSO ASK ALL RIDERS AND VETERANS TO HELP WITH THE FLAG LINE THAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY MR. PATRICK ARTHUR FROM THE CHICHILITAH VETERANS PARK.
Contact Information; Chris West 928-421-1166
PLEASE JOIN US AS WE PAY OUR LAST RESPECTS TO ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING.
ON BEHALF OF THE NAVAJO HOPI HONOR RIDERS, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR MR. HAWTHORN’S COURAGEOUS SERVICE, HIS GREAT SACRIFICES AND HEROISM. WE EXTEND OUR SINCERE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE HAWTHORNE FAMILY. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF OUR WARRIOR. CONTINUED PRAYERS BE WITH THE FAMILY FOR COMFORT AND STRENGTH. THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES TO OUR GREAT NATION. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MAY YOU FOREVER REST IN PEACE. THANK YOU HONOR RIDERS IN ADVANCE FROM ALL RIDING COMMUNITIES FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. GODSPEED. -NHHR