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Author Topic: Anthony Joe Vallese, 78, USA, Vietnam Vet, Miramar National Cemetery - 03 FEB  (Read 1182 times)

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The family of Anthony Joe Vallese has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to be present to honor their hero for his service to his country.   It will be our privilege to do so.

Anthony Joe Vallese served proudly in the United States Army from 1963-1966 assigned to the US Army Pacific and served in Vietnam as a Bridge Specialist achieving the rank of SPC 4. He was awarded Driver with Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Good Conduct Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He passed Jan 1, 2023, from complications of long-term illness of COPD.

Tony was a hard working long haul and local truck driver for 45 years. Tony loved fishing and once caught a 110 lb. halibut on a family fishing trip in Canada. He was an excellent cook with Italian roots. Tony enjoyed travel, visiting family in Europe, and traveling by Cruise ship to Alaska and other destinations. He enjoyed watching sports and old movies.

Anthony and Carolyn have been together for 40 years, married for 35 years and have raised 5 children together. He is survived by his daughter Angela, stepchildren James, Glen, Heather, and Kevin and 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR are welcome, we will honor our hero with a Flag line only. Please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time Table for Friday February 3, 2023

1230 - Stage at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
1245 - Mission Briefing

1300 - Flag line for Hero’s arrival in family vehicle

1330  - Flag line and Full Military Honors Funeral

R/C  BigRuss  Russ Jubenville
SoCal Patriot Guard Ride Captain

(619) 729-4713

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 is your first mission, go to the initial staging area, and you will be briefed by the R/C (Ride Captain). Dress for motorcycle riding or wear casual attire while driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely.

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. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we honor.

Robin "Skrewball" Parker
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
858 945 2363