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The family of Rudolf “Pete” Peters, 95, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the military honors of their loved one as he is laid to rest.  It will be our honor to do so.

“Pete,” as he was known to friends and family, was born on Aug 12, 1926 and entered into eternal rest on Jul 28, 2021. 

He served in the United States Navy during WWII from Aug 20, 1945 to Sep 4, 1946.  His rank was FCS3, Petty Officer 3rd class, fire controlman – maintaining and operating advanced weapon systems onboard a combatant ship.  He also served in the Naval Reserves from Aug 9, 1947 and was activated to Korea on Apr 30, 1951.  HE eventually discharged from service on Aug 1, 1952. 

After Pete exited the military, he was an audio engineer for 30 years at Cal State University, Long Beach, CA.  He loved his family, loved to fish, and was a minor league baseball stadium volunteer.

Pete is survived his children John and Cathi (Brad); his stepsons John, Bobby, and Billy; as well as 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-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, this will be a flag line only (FLO) at the cemetery.  Please see the timetable below if you would like to participate.

NOTE: Please observe the latest COVID restrictions. Please have a face covering/mask should the need arise.


0930 – Stage at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518

1000 – Mission briefing.

1015 – Missing man to cortage to meet the family.

1025 – KSU to shelter for Flag Line, Service and Military Honors.

R/C Larry Medcraft, aka “Blaze”
SoCal PGR Ride Captain

Cell: 951-897-6635

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.