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Gil Zaragoza

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The PGR will honor Veterans without Family by being at, and participating in, the Veteran's Full Military Honors funeral ceremonies.

We will stand in for the families who can't be there.

A Flag Line will honor the Veterans as we show our appreciation and respect for their military service. We are their family. Jeff will bring the flag, and Bugler Mike will get and play the bugle.

Today we will be honoring the following heroes:

Hicks, Thomas             PFC       U.S. Army
McKay, David               PFC       U.S. Army
Wilson, Charles            PV1       U.S. Army
Sessa, Richard             Sgt        U.S. Army
Corpuz, Roberto          Sp4        U.S. Army
Henderson, James       Sp4        U.S. Army
Shannon, Eugene        PFC        U.S. Army
McDowell, Shay          Private    U.S. Army
Cline, Robert              Private    U.S. Army
Hollenbeck, Kenneth   SFC         U.S. Army
Baker, Kenneth           PFC         U.S. Army
Gwinn Jr., Maurice.     Seaman   U.S. Coast Guard

May the souls of these Veterans rest in peace beneath the green carpet of grass in a Nation they helped to keep free.

"They are not alone; we are their family."

"If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days,
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today."

NOTE: This mission posting facilitates your voluntary participation in honoring these Military Veterans. All PGR members are welcome; please see the timetable below.

Please observe all previously designated COVID-19 Rules

Time Table for Tuesday 17 May 2022

0800 - Stage at Committal "A," Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA 

0815 - Mission Briefing 

0830 – Military Honors 

R/C Jeff Werner
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, where you will be briefed by the R/C (Ride Captain). Dress for motorcycle riding or wear casual attire while driving a cage (car).

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. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we honor.

Gil Zaragoza
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
SoCal PGR Ride Captain