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Author Topic: Robert Allen Grimm, 74, USMC, Vietnam, Vista/Miramar – 2 AUG  (Read 156 times)

Kyle Millager

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The family of Robert Allen Grimm 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.

Robert Grimm proudly served in the US Marine Corps, June 1966 to July 1969, earning the rank of Sgt.  He was deployed to Vietnam and fought bravely, earning the Vietnamese Service Medal w/star, Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/star, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Medal, 2 Purple Hearts (one w/star), Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter badge.

In the battles of Vietnam, Robert was exposed to Agent Orange which finally led to his death at the age of 74.

Robert worked for the State of California for 36 years, working at the State Building in Los Angeles.  He went on to serve with the Highway Patrol until he retired.  Robert loved going to Disneyland to watch people and eat.  He loved camping with family and friends, especially Bill and Sandy Vargo.

Robert is survived by his wife, Audrey Grimm; Sibling, Barbara Grimm; Children: Kevin and Trevor Grimm.  He had three grandchildren: Nathaniel, Noah and Mia Grimm.

The family is requesting an accompaniment from the mortuary in Vista, CA to Miramar National Cemetery.

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 mortuary to the cemetery, approximately 30 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.

Time Table for Monday, 2 August 2021:

1015 - Stage at Allen Brothers, 1315 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083  https://goo.gl/maps/NZ1KH7BthsRYPoMR8

1030 – Mission Briefing

1040 – Flag Line for honorable transfer from Mortuary to Coach

1045 - KSU for accompaniment to Miramar National Cemetery, 5792 Novel Drive, San Diego, CA https://goo.gl/maps/PGkSvNjs5xb5seiq6

1130 – ETA at Miramar. Flag Line for transfer to horse and carriage

1200 – Flag Line for Military Honors and Funeral Service

R/C Lorenzo Lizarraga
SoCal PGR Regional Ride Captain

619-971-2236
llizarraga@yahoo.com

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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