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SGT Francine J. Martinez, 24, USA(AD), Norwalk-15 OCT-Pt 2
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:32:07 PM »
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The family of SGT Francine J. Martinez, age 24, and the US Army have invited the Patriot Guard Riders to be there for this Hero's funeral service.  We would be honored to do so.

Francine joined the Army in 2018 as a cannoneer. She attended basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Okla. Her first duty assignment was with 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo. She was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in December 2019 and was promoted to sergeant in June.

During her time in service, she completed one nine-month combat tour in Afghanistan where she earned an Army Commendation medal with "C" device and the NATO medal. She also earned the National Defense Service medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service medal, an Army Good Conduct medal and a second Army Commendation medal.

SGT Martinez leaves behind many family members, friends and her fellow Soldiers.  All who knew her will miss her dearly, she will never be forgotten.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.

NOTE: COVID-19 restrictions apply, masks/face coverings may be required

Time Table for Friday, 15 OCT 2021:

1715 - Est KSU to Chapel of Memories, 12626 Woods Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650

1730 - Mission briefing

1800 - Flag Line and Military Honors

R/C Tom Barry
So Cal PGR Ride Captain
(714) 206-1227

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.

Beth Allen
Sr. Administrator
So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain