Events Calendar

Rapid City/BHNC-Memorial Service/Military Honors for James “Jim” Dowding, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam @ Kirk Funeral Home
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am

Memorial Service/Military Honors
December 1st, 2023
Rapid City, SD/BHNC

   James “Jim” W. Dowding, 81, passed away Monday, November 13, 2023 at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis, SD surrounded by family members. The family has asked for an American Legion Rider and Patriot Guards flag line at Kirk Funeral home and Black Hills National Cemetery, weather permitting.

James enlisted in the United States Air Force, in 1961 and retired in 1984. He served at Sheppard AFB, TX, Keesler AFB, MS, Spangdalhem AB Germany, Republic of Vietnam, Johnston Island Atoll Pacific, Lackland AFB, TX, Andrews AFB, MD, Hickam AFB, HI, and Mountain Home AFB, ID.

Memorial Service

Date: Friday 1 December 2023

Place: Kirk Funeral Home, 1051 E. Minnesota St., Rapid City, S.D.

10am Assemble at 9:45
Military Honors/Internment

Place: Black Hills National Cemetery

Time: 11:30am Assemble at Korean Monument at 11:20

A luncheon will be held at American Legion. Post 22, 818 E. Saint Patrick St. Rapid City, SD at 1 pm following his internment.
Flags will be provided.
Ride Captain: John Pyle
SD Veterans Cemetery-Burial/Military Honors for Randall “Red” Johnson, U.S. Army, Vietnam @ South Dakota Veterans Cemetery
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm

Burial/Military Honors
December 1st, 2023
SD Veterans Cemetery

   The family of Randall “Red” Johnson has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to honor “Red” with a flag line showing our appreciation and respect for his service to our great Nation.  Red served his country in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2023, at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2023, also at the funeral home.  Lunch will follow after the Funeral Service and burial with Military Honors will be at the SD Veterans Cemetery scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  Visitation and the Funeral Service will be “Flags Only”.

Stage: 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 1st at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Rural Sioux Falls, SD.

Flags will be provided.

   Ride Captain: Randy Ward, A.S.C.