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The family of Jose Herman Gonzales, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the military honors of their loved.  It will be our honor to fulfill their request.

“Joe G,” as he was known by family and friends, served in the United States Marine Corps from July 1958 to July 1964.  He was stationed in Hawaii as a supply admin clerk responsible for loading military aircraft.  He also served in the California Army National Guard as a driver of a M48A5 main battle tank.  He was honorably discharged at the rank of Lance Corporal E-3.

After his exit from the Corps, Joe became a law enforcement officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and retired after 26 years.  He worked a variety of assignments, mostly in the Rampart Division:  patrol, vice, detectives, Special Problems Unit (Felony detail), and Community Relations.  For many years Joe was involved in setting up the annual LAPD Memorial Golf Tournament.

Joe cherished spending time with his wife Christine.  He was an avid fisherman.  Joe was also involved in the "Inland Empire Blues" monthly gathering of retired Los Angeles Police Officers, helping to set up the tables for breakfast and acted as a greeter.

Joe is survived by his wife, Christine; children, Michael and Kathy; and five grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister and one brother.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran and Law Enforcement Officer. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, this is a flag line only (FLO) mission at Bellevue Memorial Park.  For those who would like to participate, please see the timetable and we will meet you there.


0930 - Stage at Bellvue Memorial Park, 1240 West G Street, Ontario, CA.

0945 - Mission briefing.

1015 - Greet arriving family.

1030 - Flag line entering building for memorial service and presentation by PGR.

Billy Morgan
SoCal Ride Captain
US Army, Vietnam 69-70


“One straw at a time”

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 Ride Captain (RC). 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.

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and 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 are honoring.