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GySgt James Mysliwiec, 66, USMC(Ret), Riverside/RNC - 27 JAN 23
« on: January 22, 2023, 06:03:58 PM »
The family of GySgt James Mysliwiec, USMC(Ret)  has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the military honors of their Hero.  It will be our honor to fulfill their request. 

Long time PGR member Jack Bland III ( Son-in-Law )  and his wife Kathy Bland (Daughter) , have lost their mother and father. Peggy whom died at the age of 73 on December 8, 2022 and James Whom passed away at the age of 66 on May 17, 2019. James’s ashes have been held due to Covid and now with the passing of his wife Peggy they will be entombed in Riverside National Cemetery together.

James served 20 years in the USMC. He enlisted in January 17, 1971 at MCRD San Diego. During his training he got sick due to being underweight but was determined and graduated Boot Camp on his birthday April 15, 1971. He then was stationed at numerous installations. El Toro, Ca.. Camp Pendleton, Ca.. 29 Palms, Ca.. Yuma Arizona, Cherry Point, North Carolina, and then went to Okinawa, Japan, while his family resides in the US. James retired September 30, 1991 from Camp Pendleton, California at the rank of GySgt.

James was born and raised in Harvey Illinois and Peggy was born in Orange County California. Peggy’s father was also in the military and served in government jobs and moved all around and moved back to Southern California where she met James in Santa Ana, California and married on June 14, 1975 which is known as Flag Day. James and Peggy were married for 44 years.

James retired from the Marine Corps in 1991. He then worked as an Informational Technology Tech for several companies and moved from Oceanside California to Torrance, Ca. and then into Hawthorne California. Peggy worked while stationed with James  in the military at various on base as a cook, a cashier, assistant manager at the PX.  Then she retired from Camp Pendleton when James retired from the Marine Corps.

James and Peggy are survived by their two children with their spouses along with four grandchildren and numerous siblings.

NOTE: This mission posting will facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will accompany the Hero and his family from the family home to his final resting place. Please see the timetable if you would like to participate. We will meet you there for those who would rather go directly to the Cemetery.

Time Table for Friday, 27 JAN 23:

0745 - Staging at Farmer Boys, 20631 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518

0800 - Briefing

0815 - KSU Family Residence nearby

0835 - Flag Line for transfer of Hero to family vehicle

0845 - KSU to Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518

0900 - Est arrival at RNC

0930 - KSU to assigned shelter for Flag Line, Service and Military Honors

R/C Rick “Moonman” Luna
So Cal PGR Ride Captain

I Ride for my Brothers

Vince Hernandez USMC

Danny Hernandez USN, USAR

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 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.

Please 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 those we honor.
Beth Allen
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So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain