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Author Topic: David J. Valenzuela, 60, USA, Veteran, Monterey Park-RNC, 29 November 2021  (Read 104 times)

Gil Zaragoza

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Our good friends at Risher Mortuary and the family of David Javier Valenzuela 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.

David was born on 24 October 1961.

David proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1983. David received training as a Tactical Wire Operations Specialist. His awards/citations included the Army Service Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon. At Fort Polk, Louisiana, David was honorably discharged as a Specialist 4 (E-4).

David was a maintenance worker for over two years.

David is survived by his loving wife Clara and two daughters, Carolina and Florencia. He also leaves behind five 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 Chapel 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.

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

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

Time Table for Monday 29 November 2021

1115 – Stage at Hosea Chapel, 2233 Findlay Ave., Monterey Park (57 miles)

1145 – Mission Briefing

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

1200 – KSU to Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 (PGR Staging: on Normandy near the first roundabout, entering at East Normandy and passing Staging Area #9)

1400 – KSU to assigned Gravesite for Flag line, Service and Military Honors

Craig “Jip-C” Lane
SoCalPGR 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 wear casual attire 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