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Kyle Millager

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The family of Frank Louis Bernich has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in their Hero’s final journey. We are honored to fulfill this request.

Our Hero enlisted into the US Marine Corps in 1966 and was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC, E-2 in 1970. He served in Vietnam where he received THREE
Purple Heart Medals. In addition, he earned the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and Rifle
Marksman Badge.

As a civilian, Frank worked for Bethlehem Steel, owned a Donut shop with his wife and worked for the US Postal service. His hobbies and interests included attending
baseball games, watching his granddaughter do nails and watching his grandson bowl. He also enjoyed traveling and trips to Laughlin.

Our Hero is preceded in death by his wife, Pamela. He leaves behind three children Lisa, Mike and David and a brother, Barry. He will be missed by eight grandchildren.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.  For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time Table for Friday, 22 September 2023 (Red Friday)

1245 - Stage at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518

1300 - Mission Briefing

1330 - Approx arrival of coach with cremains, and procession to staging lanes

1400 - Shelter time for military honors and service

R/C Billy (Billyjean) Morgan
So Cal High Desert Ride Captain

US Army, Vietnam 69-70
“One Straw at a time”

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 R/C (Ride Captain).  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.
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