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The family of Robert Jerry Barrett, 75, USA, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the Military Honors of their loved one as he makes his final journey.  It is our honor to do so.

Jerry proudly served with the US Army during the Vietnam War from 10 May 1966 to 09 May 1968.  His rank at the time of his Honorable Discharge was Corporal/Specialist (SP4).  He earned the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter Rifle Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device.

Jerry was born 25 December 1946 and passed away 30 January 2021.  After his military service, he went on to work in the telecommunications field for 30 years, was a general contractor for 20 years, and a minister for the Grace Gospel Ministries for over 25 years.  Jerry enjoyed playing his guitar and used his talent professionally and throughout his ministry.

Jerry is survived by his wife Sandy; brother, Charlie; sister, Brenda; sons, Jason and Aaron; daughter Angelia; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will be accompanying the Hero from his family home in Banning to his final resting place. Please see the timetable if you would like to participate. For those who would rather go directly to the cemetery, we will meet you there.

NOTE: Please observe the latest COVID-19. Face coverings are required.


0900 - Stage at IHOP Restaurant, 730 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220.

0930 - Mission Briefing

0945 - KSU to family residence

1005 - Flag Line as our Hero is moved from the family residence to the awaiting vehicle

1015 - KSU to Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518.
(PGR Staging: on Normandy near the first roundabout, entering at East Normandy and passing Staging Area #9)

1100 - ETA arrival to Riverside National Cemetery

1130 - Flag line as our Hero is moved from the vehicle to the shelter for honors

Brenda “Pebbles” Bixler
SoCal PGR Ride Captain


You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. All PGR members are welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the Ride Captain (RC). Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely.

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for our Heroes. No talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.