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David Esquivel, 68, USA, Vietnam, RNC-Riverside - 15 SEP 21
« on: September 11, 2021, 02:57:30 AM »
We have been invited by the family of David Esquivel, 68, to be present as he receives his
military honors, we are privileged to do so.

David Esquivel proudly served in the US Army from June 30, 1972 to June 28, 1974 as a MIM-72 Chaparral Crewman.  A MIM-72 Chaparral is an American self-propelled surface-to-air missile system based on the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile system.  For us civilians we know these as SAMs or Surface to Air Missiles.  David trained in Ft. Bliss Texas and achieved the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.  David achieved the rank of SP4/E4 at the time of his Honorable discharge.

After his service to his country David worked for the Corona-Norco school district for 20 years and retired in 2016.  David loved shooting pool, and playing chess.  He also loved watching football and boxing.

David is survived by his lovely wife Norma, son Thomas, sisters Nana, Clona, brothers Danny, Chaparral.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran.

NOTE: Please observe the latest “COVID-19” restrictions and have a face covering should the need arise.


Time table for Wednesday, 15 September 2021:

1225 - Stage at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 VAN BUREN BOULEVARD, RIVERSIDE, CA 92518
1230 - Brief

1315 - KSU to assigned shelter for Flag Line, Service and Military Honors

R/C Clint "Smurf" Martin
So Cal PGR Ride Captain

Do not follow where the path may lead...Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.-Courage

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 Ride Captain (RC). 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.
Beth Allen
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So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain