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George Karcher, 87, USA(Ret), Vietnam - FLO/RNC - 25 Jan 2023
« on: January 23, 2023, 07:57:15 PM »
The family of George Karcher, 87, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the military honors of their loved one as he makes his final journey.  It will be our honor to do so.

George served in the United States Army from 1954-1980 and was retired at the rank of Sergeant.  He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot.  He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart along with several other medals and badges.

After his retirement from the Army, he mainly stayed retired but did odd jobs in the security field.  He was an avid military history buff.

George is preceded in death by his wife, Yoshi Karcher, in 2020.  He is survived by his daughter, Christine, and son, George, along with four grandchildren and two great-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, this is a flag line only (FLO) mission at Riverside National Cemetery. For those who would like to participate, please see the timetable and we will meet you there.


0930 - Stage at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518, (Lemay Blvd, near the restrooms).

0945 - Mission briefing.

1000 - Await arrival of Hero and KSU to assigned cortège.

1030 - KSU to assigned shelter for flag line and military honors.

Lillian Riddell
SoCalPGR Mission Ops/Ride Captain

(909) 855-2623

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance through the rain.”

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.