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Author Topic: Roland H. McCart, 93, USA, Korea, Riverside-RNC, 02 February 2023  (Read 245 times)

Gil Zaragoza

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The family of Roland Harold McCart has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders to honor this American Hero; it will be our honor to do so.

Roland was born on 18 September 1929 in San Diego.

Roland, a member of the “Silent Generation” (born 1925-1945), proudly served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He received his training in Medical Field Services, and one of his duty assignments was at William Beaumont Army Hospital, Fort Bliss. His awards/citations included the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal from the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Roland was in Pharmaceutical Sales for approximately thirty years. He also worked for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce.

Roland was a big Dodger fan. He attended the first game the Dodgers played in the Los Angeles Coliseum. He was also a fan of the Los Angeles Rams and the University of Southern California Trojans football teams.

Roland is survived by his son Ronald and daughter Linda. He also leaves behind two grandchildren.

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 residence to his final resting place. Please see the timetable if you would like to participate. We will meet you there for those who would instead go directly to the Cemetery.

NOTE: Please observe the latest “COVID-19” restrictions.

Time Table for Thursday 02 February 2023
0945 – Stage at La Sierra Park 5215 La Sierra Ave, Riverside

1015 – Mission Briefing

1030 – KSU to the family residence.

1045 – Flagline as Hero is brought to the family vehicle.

1100 – KSU to Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 (PGR Staging area, north of the first Rest Room as you come into RNC. This will allow a Flagline as the accompaniment enters the Cemetery)

1200 – KSU to assigned shelter for Flag line, Service, and Military Honors

R.C.: Billy Morgan
SoCalPGR Ride Captain
U.S. Army, Vietnam 69-70

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, silent, and with honor and respect for our Heroes—no talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just those we honor.
Gil Zaragoza
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
SoCal PGR Ride Captain