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Author Topic: Magdaleno Lopez, 98, USA, WWII, Montebello-Long Beach, 29 October 2021  (Read 315 times)

Gil Zaragoza

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Per the request of our good friends at Risher Mortuary and the family of Magdaleno Lopez has 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.

Magdaleno was born on 22 July 1923. in Stanislaus, California.

Magdaleno, a member of our "Greatest Generation," proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 as a Supply Clerk during World War II. He saw combat in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaigns, including the Air Offensive, Japan, Eastern Mandates and Ryukyu Islands, China Offensive. His awards/citations included the Marksman M1 Carbine Badge, the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and was issued the Lapel Button. At his honorable discharge as a Sergeant, he was with the 34th Fighter Squadron in Japan's Ryukyu Islands. His place of separation was Fort MacArthur, California.   

Magdaleno was a Dress Cutter in a clothing company for over thirty-seven years.

Magdaleno is survived by his wife Teresa and two daughters, Teri and Arlene. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and four 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, 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 instead go directly to the cemetery, we will meet you there.

NOTE: Please observe the latest "COVID-19" restrictions.

Time Table for Friday 29 October 2021

1115 – Stage at Risher Mortuary, 1316 Whittier Blvd., Montebello

1145 – Mission Briefing

1200 – Flag line as our Hero is moved to the coach.

1200 – KSU to All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach

1300 – Arrival assigned Gravesite for Flag line, Service and Military Honors

R/C Tom Barry
So Cal PGR Ride Captain

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 participate in your car. If this is your first mission, go to the initial staging area, and you will be briefed 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.

Remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent 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