Arrival Ceremony
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland



Post Colors
National Anthem MUC Tracy Thomas, Coast Guard Band
Invocation Captain Wilbur C. Douglass III, Chaplain of the Coast Guard
Casket and Rendering Honors
"God Bless America" MUC Tracy Thomas, Coast Guard Band
Benediction Chaplain Kalas McAlexander, HQ & Deputy Chaplain of the Coast Guard
Retire Colors Coast Guard Color Guard




A Service of Witness to the Resurrection
Chapel, Fort Meyer, Virginia



Scripture
Prayer of Comfort
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Declaration of Forgiveness
Poem : "Abou Ben Adhem" Mr. Robert McCloud, Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association
Eulogy Admiral Thomas H. Collins, Commandant of the Coast Guard
Old Testament Lesson Psalm 23
Special Music : "This One's with Me" MUC Tracy Thomas, Coast Guard Band
New Testament John 14:1-7
Meditation Captain Wilbur C. Douglass III, Chaplain of the Coast Guard
Affirmation of Faith (unison)
Prayer
Commendation
Blessing
Procession




Committal Service
Coast Guard Hill, Arlington National Cemetery



Removal of casket from caisson to grave
"Eternal Father" Coast Guard Band
Scripture Sentences
Words of Committal
Lord's Prayer/Prayer
Fly-over begins
Blessing
Gun Salute
Taps
Folding of the flag
"America the Beautiful" Coast Guard Band
Presentation of flag Folded flag presented to Lt. Albert (escort commander), who presents it to the Commandant, who presents it to David Rittichier
Condolences conveyed to family Chaplain Douglass; Commandant; Honorary Pallbearers; Platoon CDR; Escort CDR
Services conclude
"Amazing Grace" Coast Guard Pipe Band




Reception
Spates Community Center, Fort Meyer, Virginia



Family arrives from funeral
Reception begins Master of Ceremonies, LCDR Brewster
Presentation of bracelets to family Stacey Jones to David Rittichier
ETI Robert Gardner to Carol Wypick
Deborah Eggleston to Henry Rittichier
Shadow boxes presented to family USCG, USMC, USAF
Family remarks (David Rittichier) thanks bracelet holders and POW/MIA community
USCG Presentation LCDR Brewster
Commandant remarks Adm. Thomas H. Collins
Portrait unveiled




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