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Author Topic: SFC Robert Leo Kosten Jr, 64, USA(ret), Lake Elsinore/ Riverside 15 JUNE 21  (Read 164 times)

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The Family of Robert (Bob) Leo Kosten Jr, 64, USA, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the service of their loved one as he makes his final journey. It is our honor to do so.

Bob was born 29 December 1956 and passed away 11 April 2011 after a long fight with Leukemia.

Bob proudly served in the US Army from 30 September 1979 until he retired 30 September 2007 as a Sergeant First Class/Motor Sergeant (E-7). While in the Army he served in Lebanon (1982-1983), Panama (1989-1990), Persian Gulf (1990-1991), Somalia (1993) and Afghanistan (2001, 2003-2004). Bob earned numerous medals and ribbons throughout his military career.

After his Army career, Bob drove semi tractor trailers for Prime Inc. before opening his own company, Kosten Transportation, owning three semi tractor trailers. His dog, Daisy, was his riding partner. He retired from driving in March 2021 when his health wouldn’t allow him to continue driving and passed away shortly after that. Bob was a good and generous man. He enjoyed sitting, drinking and eating with his wife and friends, especially on Sunday’s. He helped a lot of his friends in any way that he could when they were in need.

He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Dale, her 2 children as well as his 2 children, 2 grandchildren and 1 brother.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will be accompanying the hero and his family from Lake Elsinore to Riverside National Cemetery, approx 25 miles. Please see the time table 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” restrictions.

Time Table for Tuesday 15 June 2021:

1115 - Stage at Adolfo’s Mexican Food 15883 Grand Ave, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
https://goo.gl/maps/5gWgqQKXcyC15z3h6

1130 - Mission briefing

1145 - KSU to Family residence

1215 - KSU to Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518
https://goo.gl/maps/EJHedb6o1MKVtzRB8
(PGR Staging: On E.Normandy, near the first roundabout, entering at E. Normandy and passing Staging
Area #9)

1320 - KSU up to assigned Committal

Brenda “Pebbles” Bixler
So Cal PGR Ride Captain
Bixler.brenda@yahoo.com
951-522-6847

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.