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Author Topic: SGT John Hernandez, 77, USA(Ret), Vietnam/Gulf War, Newhall-03 FEB 23  (Read 201 times)

Beth Allen

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The family of John Hernandez, 77, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the final military honors of their loved one. It will be our honor.

John served in the United States Army from August 1969 to May 1991. He was honorably discharged/retired at the rank of Sergeant. He served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

Following his service John worked at the West LA Veterans Administration Hospital in the medical supplies office for 20 years. He was a member and former Commander of VFW Post 10040, Sun Valley, CA. He loved his fellow veterans and people in general and would talk to everyone. John was also quite proud of his collection of challenge coins and pins.

Our Hero is survived by his children, son Ernie,  two daughters Carolina and Yvette. He is also survived by two grandchildren.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.

Time Table for Friday,  03 FEB 23:

1015 - Stage at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Hwy., Newhall, CA 91321  (past the chapel on the right)

1030- Mission Briefing.

1045 - Move to Garden of Meditation to await hero's coach 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
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So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain