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Gil Zaragoza

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Per the request of our good friends at England Family Mortuary in Temecula, the family of Michael Antonio Stewart has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders to honor this American Hero; it will be our honor to do so.

Michael was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on 22 April 1960 and entered Eternal Rest on 15 April 2022

After graduating from high school in 1979, Michael joined the U.S. Navy. He started as a line cook at NAS, North Island. His awards/citations included Sea Service Deployment Ribbon(4), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southeast Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, andFlag Letter of Commendation. After twenty years of proudly serving his country, he retired in 1999 as an Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AMS1, E-6). His last duty station was Pt. Mugu. California.
After the military, Michael started working for Walmart and worked his way up to a co-manager position. After leaving Walmart, he worked as a DPS Officer at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Michael is survived by his wife Velda and four grown children, Tiffany, Michael II, Marcus, and Ma Chelle. He also leaves behind his mother Norine, sister Jeneane and numerous nieces and nephews.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran.

Time Table for Friday 20  May 2022
1215 – Stage at 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)

1245 – Mission Briefing

1300 – KSU to assigned shelter for Flag line, Service, and Military Honors

Craig “Jip-C” Lane
SoCalPGR Ride Captain

I ride in honor of Butch Nichols and Vern Grimshaw, American Patriots.
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 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. 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