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Beth Allen

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The family of TSgt Christopher J.T. Pentecostes, age 34, and the US Air Force have invited the PGR to be there to accompany their Hero from his funeral Mass to his Committal and final military honors, it will be our honor to do so.

TSgt Pentecostes was serving in the US Air Force at Aviano Air Base in Italy when he was involved in a motorcycle accident that took his life.  He was attached to Unit 31 Fighter Wing.  His commanding Officer had this to say about him: “Chris, or ‘Penny’ to his friends, had a rare compliment of intelligence and humility, and a sincere heart that made him very special to those of us who knew him,” said Lt. Col. Christopher High, 31st FW inspector general. “We remember him as a trusted professional in the Command Post and as a Wing Inspector who we could always count on to teach, train and make those around him better. Penny had a limitless supply of energy and friendship that he shared with others every day, and he always made everyone around him smile brighter and laugh harder. We mourn the loss with his family and we will all miss him dearly.”

Chris is survived by many family members and friends and will never be forgotten and will be dearly missed by all.

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 her family from the church to the cemetery, a distance of approx 8 miles. Please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time Table for Friday, 27 JAN 23:

1015 - Stage at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. (Arrive quietly as service will be in progress)

1030 - Mission briefing

1100 - Flag Line for transfer of Hero to awaiting coach.

1115 - Estimated KSU to Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Hwy., Newhall, CA 91321 (8 miles)

1130 - Estimated arrival at Eternal Valley Cemetery for Flag Line and final military honors.

R/C Steve Blumenfeld
Socal PGR Ride Captain

SSGT USAF 1970-1974

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
Sr. Administrator
So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain