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UT3 Matthew A. Hernandez, 23, USN(AD), LAX/Whittier-09 FEB-Pt 1
« on: February 07, 2023, 04:21:02 AM »
Part 1 of 2 Parts

The family of UT3 Matthew A. Hernandez, age 23, and the US Navy have invited the PGR to honor their Hero as he arrives home to So California for his final honors, we are grateful to do so.

Matt Hernandez grew up in Whittier, California and enlisted in the US Navy in 2018 shortly after graduating High School.  He was a Seabee serving with the NMCB One, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, in Gulfport, MS at the time of his passing.  His rating was UT3, Utilitiesman 3rd Class.

Matt was a dedicated Sailor and was well respected by all who knew him and worked with him, both above and below him in rank.

Matt was married for 5 years to the love of his life and they were enjoying every moment of every day and looking forward to a bright future together.

Matt is survived by his loving wife, his devoted parents and a very large family and many friends, all who are heartbroken with 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 are welcome, we will be accompanying the hero and his family from the airport to the mortuary, a distance of approx 27 miles. Please see the time table if you would like to participate. If you prefer to meet us at the mortuary we will see you there.


Time Table for Thursday, 09 FEB 23:

1630 - Stage at Carl's Jr., 5625 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

1645 - Mission briefing

1730 - Move to arrival location

1745 - Est KSU to Rose Hills Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601 (approx 27 miles)

1830 - Est arrival at Rose Hills

1835 - Flag Line for transfer of Hero from coach to building

R/C Rick “Moonman” Luna
So Cal PGR Ride Captain

I Ride for my Brothers
Vince Hernandez USMC
Danny Hernandez USN, USAR

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.