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In memory and honor of PFC James Fleet McClamrock

As news of PFC James Fleet McClamrock’s death while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq spread to Concord, members of the community quickly offered their support. The City of Concord joins them in offering condolences to his family, and is grateful for his service to and sacrifice for our country.


Mayor Padgett has been in contact with the family, and has worked with the City Manager to ensure that City of Concord coworkers offer their support to the family in whatever way possible. There will be a procession carrying his body from the Charlotte Airport to Hartsell Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 15. Even though the City’s involvement in these events will never repay the debt of gratitude owed to PFC McClamrock and his family, it is done with deepest sincerity and a heartfelt appreciation of his service to our country.


 Wednesday’s procession route will be as follows:

▪ I-85 to Exit 60, and proceed down Copperfield Blvd. and Lake Concord Rd.
▪ Left onto Church St.
▪ Right on Corban Ave. and right on Union St
▪ Right on Buffalo, Left on Church St.
▪ Right on Brookwood to Hartsell Funeral Home

Timeline of Events (please remember, all times are estimates):

11:08 a.m. - PFC McClamrock’s body arrives at Wilson Air Center at Charlotte Airport (5400 Airport Dr, Charlotte)


12:30 p.m. - procession exits I-85 at Copperfield Blvd.
1:00 p.m. - presentation of Keys to the City in Memory of PFC McClamrock by Mayor and City Council in front of Municipal Building, 26 Union St. S
1:15 p.m. - procession continues to Hartsell Funeral Home (460 Branchview Dr NE, Concord)

The public is encouraged to honor PFC McClamrock along the route by displaying and carrying U.S. Flags.


Video courtesy of Keith Arbuckle and Butch Ewing, Patriot Guard Riders.



Concord Electric Systems staff paid tribute to PFC James McClamrock by displaying a large American Flag from two bucket trucks as the procession passed through the City.

Video by Larry Bradley


Click here for photos from PFC McClamrock's processional.

If you would like to share your photos of the event for posting on the City's Flickr stream, click here to email them.


The family will be receiving visitors  on Thursday, September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home.


Schedule for Friday, September 17
4:00 p.m. - funeral service at Forest Hill United Methodist Church (265 Union St N, Concord)
5:00 p.m. - procession to Carolina Memorial Park (601 Mount Olivet Road, Concord)
6:00 p.m. - burial service at Carolina Memorial Park

Media Coverage:

Live Coverage of James McClamrock Funeral - WBTV - 9/17/2010

Concord soldier killed in Iraq to be laid to rest - News 14 - 9/17/2010

Local soldier to be buried today - WCNC - 9/17/2010

Hundreds Pay Their Respects In Concord At Fallen Soldier's Visitation - WSOC - 9/16/2010

Community recognizes sacrifice of fallen soldier - WCNC - 9/15/2010

Mourners Gather In Concord For Soldier's Procession - WSOC - 9/15/2010 

Charlotte Observer Slideshow - 9/15/2010

Independent Tribune Slideshow - 9/15/2010 

Hundreds honor soldier in Concord procession - Charlotte Observer - 9/15/2010

Community gathers to pay respect to fallen soldier - Independent Tribune - 9/15/2010

Local soldier killed in Iraq makes last trip home - News 14 - 9/15/2010

Procession for fallen Cabarrus Co. soldier killed in Iraq - WBTV - 9/15/2010

Community to honor local soldier killed in Iraq - News 14 - 9/15/2010

Procession today as soldier's body returns to Concord - WCNC - 9/15/2010

Funeral Procession planned for McClamrock Wednesday - Independent Tribune - 9/14/2010

Teachers mourn loss of local soldier - WCNC - 9/9/2010

Concord man killed after combat role ends in Iraq - Charlotte Observer - 9/9/2010

Soldier From Concord Killed In Iraq - WFAE - 9/9/2010

Family:  NC soldier felt higher calling for service - AP - 9/9/2010

Family feels stinging loss of soldier's death in Iraq - Charlotte Observer - 9/8/2010

Soldier with Concord ties killed in Iraq - Independent Tribune - 9/8/2010

Concord soldier killed in Iraq - WCNC - 9/8/2010