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The family of Edwin Arthur Dunn Jr. have requested the presence of the Patriot Guard to honor their loved one's services. It will be our privilege to be there to honor this Hero on his accompaniment to his final resting place.

Edwin was born on Feb 8, 1932. After his graduation from High School, he developed an interest in watches, watch making, and watch repairs. He had a distinct eye for details.

As a teenager he became an apprentice in watch making and clock making with a local jeweler in Maine. This would later lead him to his future MOS in the Air Force.

Edwin joined the Air Force on 11 June 1952 and rose to the rank of Airman First Class.

With his skills for watches and clocks he became a specialist in instrument repairs on aircraft altimeters, and gauges that would go on the blink while in the aircraft's that the Air Force were using at that time.

While in the Air Force Edwin served during the Korean War, earning a good conduct medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Edwin served 15 of those months in England. Edwin received his Honorable Discharge after 4 yrs., on 9 May 1956.

After the Air Force he began working on temperature gauges on aircraft that won him numerous awards.  He was employed at Edwards Air Force base in Lancaster for 4 years.

Edwin met his future wife in church in Lancaster and they became married in 1958. Then they increased their little family by 6 children.

In 1960 Edwin began working for the Aerospace industry testing equipment for all the test planes, H bomb detonators, and lunar landers. He did that until 1970.

He went back to his old standby repairing watches and clocks for the next 15 yrs. opening a shop in Santa Clarita with the help of his wife and children.

Edwin passed on 1 May 2024 he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends that enjoyed his endless jokes and humor.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 66 yrs., Joan / 3 children: Michele, Edwin G. Dunn and Maureen, 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren

TIMELINE FOR THURSDAY 16 MAY 2024

NOTE:
0845 stage, 0900 depart for Canyon Country
If anyone from the OC or LA area wants to meet up and ride up as a group we will be meeting at Denny's Restaurant, 7740 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, Ca. 90621 https://maps.app.goo.gl/1QKamm9pySvp5WTx9
(Corner of Beach Blvd, and Orangethorpe) otherwise we will see you at the church

1045 - Stage at St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country, Ca 91351 https://maps.app.goo.gl/EJAjphWPU49EJP8o6

1100 - Mission Briefing

1145 - Flag line as Hero is bought out to awaiting coach

1215 - KSU to Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Hwy, Newhall, Ca. 91321 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Jwr9vGnMYfMYSkis8

1300 - Flag line as Hero is taken from coach to final resting place.


R/C Mike "Joker" Courtright
SoCal PGR/ Ride Captain

mokynanapo@sbcglobal.net
714-321-3356

"Standing for those who stood for us
" Patriot Guard Ride Captain" #202572
 
Only 2 defining forces offered to die for you:
Jesus Christ, and the American Soldier:
One died for your soul; the other one died for your freedom.

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 and his family from the church services 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.
Scoti Tomlinson CBScotiEO1
SoCal PGR Ride Captain/Mission Ops Team
760-499-4950 cell
760-939-7462 work
tomlinsonscot@yahoo.com