Tuesday, December 04, 2007

James Pleak Commander of American Legion Post No. 70, shelbyville, IN

As a Patriot Guard Rider, I’ve been to many funerals in the last year and a half... too many.

Friday I rode to honor a Vietnam Veteran, Jim Pleak.

Jim’s family was returning fro a Thanksgiving vacation in Florida. A single vehicle accident in a construction zone cause both rear tires of their van to blow out, causing it to roll. Jim, his wife and their adult daughter were killed. Jim’s son and grand-daughter (daughter’s daughter) survived.

In all of the funerals I have been to or even seen on the road in my life. I have never seen one with three hearses.

This was too much loss to fully comprehend.

My heart and prayers go out to Jimmy and Kim. God’s peace be with you.

The full story form a local paper is here.

4 comments:

Preposterous Ponderings said...

That is so sad!

Imagine the horror the family members are having to deal with.

Jan said...

This is sad, even to read about. I heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family..how devastated they must be.

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Anonymous said...

This is so sad. It's something bigger than me. Thank you for posting. Jimmy was a great man and I'll never forget him.

From one of his family member's.