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  • URGENT! AWV2 Thomas Valenzuela, 26, USN(AD), LAX/Lancaster: January 25, 2023

Author Topic: URGENT! AWV2 Thomas M. Valenzuela, 26, USN(AD), LAX/Lancaster-25JAN-Pt 1  (Read 424 times)

Beth Allen

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The family of AWV2 Thomas M. Valenzuela, age 26, and the US Navy have invited the PGR to accompany their Hero from the airport to the funeral home as he arrives home for his funeral services, we will be honored to do so.

AWV2 Valenzula was serving with the US Navy as a Naval Aircrewman at he time of his passing.  He was an outstanding Sailor and well liked and respected by all those who served with him, both above and below him in rank.  He was working toward a long and illustrious career in our proud Naval Aviation Forces.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Thomas was survived by many family members and friends who are grieving his loss, he will never be forgotten.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will be accompanying the hero and his family from the airport to the mortuary, approx 76 miles. Please see the time table if you would like to participate. For those who would rather go directly to the mortuary, we will meet you there.

NOTE: Details for Part 2, the funeral service will be posted when info available.

Time Table for Wednesday, 25 JAN 23:

1930 - Stage at Carl's Jr., 5625 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

1945 - Mission briefing

2030 - Move to arrival location

2045 - Est KSU to Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremation, 44831 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534

2200 - Est arrival at funeral home

2215 - Flag Line for transfer of Hero from coach to building


Once a Marine, always a Marine
Riding in memory of our fallen brothers and sisters

This mission involves an aircraft arrival. Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread for any last minute changes before leaving.   

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 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.
Beth Allen
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So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain