Huge Crowd Attends Funeral of Fallen Hero

Oct 4th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Approximately 1200 bikers were on hand to support family of  Sgt. Jason Swindle

Hundreds of people lined DeWitt Henry Drive and out Hwy. 64 W. to First Baptist Church to honor and support the family of fallen hero Sgt. Jason Michael Swindle who died Sept. 20, 2012 when insurgents attacked his vehicle with rocket-propelled grenades in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan.

Citizens of Beebe lined the street waving American flags as the family passed. Patriot Guard Riders and other motorcyclists were there in force as approx. 1200 bikers - the most ever at one military funeral, according to a Patriot Guard member - lined the highway and the entrance to First Baptist Church.  It was a respectful and patriotic crowd. (Photos by Lee “Cat” McLane/The Beebe News)