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Author Topic: Daniel Mercado, 53, USA, Veteran, Montebello-LANC, 15 September2021  (Read 268 times)

Gil Zaragoza

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Per the request of our good friends at Risher Mortuary and the family of Daniel Mercado have invited the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) to attend the Military Honors of their loved one as he makes his final journey. It will be our honor to do so.

Daniel was born in California on 31 October 1967 and entered Eternal Rest on 07 August 2021 in Georgia.

Daniel proudly served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1989. Daniel was trained as a Fighting Vehicle Infantryman.  His awards/citations included the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal w/1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter Badge(Rifle and Grenade), and the Army Lapel Button. One of his last duty assignments was with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Division, in Germany. At the time of his honorable discharge as a Sergeant (E-5), Daniel was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

After the Army, Daniel became a Police Officer and retired from a Police Department in Georgia.

Daniel is survived by his parents, Manuel and Maria Mercado of Pico Rivera, his twin sister Diana, sister Doralina, his brother Manuel Jr., and his five children. He also leaves behind four grandchildren.

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 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.

If you cannot accompany this Hero please consider meeting us at the entrance of the Cemetery with a flag line as the hero arrives.

The weather is predicted to be hot so please stay hydrated and don't forget to eat; it can make a difference with your ability to withstand the heat.

NOTE: Please observe the latest “COVID-19” restrictions.

Time Table for Wednesday 15 September 2021

0930 – Stage at Risher Mortuary, 1316 Whittier Blvd., Montebello,

1000 – Mission Briefing

1015 – Flag line as our Hero is moved to the coach.

1030 – KSU to Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

1130 – KSU to assigned Graveside for Flag line, Service and Military Honors

R/C Scotty “Tailgate” Wiles
SoCalPGR Ride Captain
PGR #108920

"Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today.  As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

I ride in honor of HN Daniel "Doc" Noble and his four Marine brothers, KIA 24 July 2007 Diyala Province, Iraq: Corporal James H. McRae, Corporal Matthew R. Zindars, Lance Corporal Robert A Lynch, Sgt Sam Nichols

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. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.
Gil Zaragoza
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
SoCal PGR Ride Captain