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larry43

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The family of Benjamin Flores has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to be present to honor their hero for his service to his country. It will be our privilege to do so.

Benjamin proudly served in the US Air Force 1973 to 1079. He served in the Vietnam War earning the National Defense Service Medal and Marksman Ribbon.

Benjamin worked for DoD as an Avionics Mechanic. He retired with 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and being a grandfather, and listening to rock n roll.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Evelyn Flores, children- Roslynn and Joel Flores, daughter-in-law Cristina Flores, 2 grandchildren- Liam and Bryson Flores, and his siblings, Alfred Flores, David Flores, Matilda Untalan, and Elizabeth Martinez.

NOTE: This mission posting facilitates your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome. We will be accompanying our hero and his family from the Mortuary (approx. 15 miles), to his final resting place. Please see the timetable if you would like to participate. We will meet you there for those who would rather go directly to the cemetery.

Timetable for Wednesday 22 May 2024

1230 – Stage at Featheringill Mortuary, 6322 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 (https://maps.app.goo.gl/k3Q1JDTGrjtWbPvo8) Please arrive quietly as a service will be in session.

1250 – Mission Briefing.

1310 – Flag Line for honorable transfer from mortuary to Coach.

1315 – KSU for accompaniment to Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr. San Diego, CA 92122 (https://goo.gl/maps/EtXYQi32JB442xf99)

1345 – ETA at Miramar National Cemetery

1415 – Flag Line for Military Honors and Funeral Service

R/C Lorenzo Lizarraga
SoCal PGR Regional Captain
619-971-2236 llizarraga@yahoo.com

We encourage those who do not ride to participate in your car. If this is your first mission, go to the initial staging area, where you will be briefed 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.
Remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent 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. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we honor.
Larry Leveque
Mission Operations
So Cal PGR
larryleveque@msn.com