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The family of Noel Javier Talampas 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.

Noel passed away at the age of 88 of natural causes.

Noel joined the US Navy in 1954 and was honorably discharged in October 1974, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service for our country.  Noel served in Vietnam.  He earned the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Antarctica Service Medal with Bronze Clasp & Service Disc, and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Noel worked for the San Diego City School District until he retired in 2000.

Noel maintained some of his Navy lifestyle by being the first one up in the house each morning, swabbing the deck, and having breakfast ready.  He enjoyed walking and actively walked five days a week.  He was also very mindful of his health.  He was very proud of his Naval career and never got tired of sharing his Navy experiences.  He loved to travel and visited many countries.  He and enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy each night.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patria; his sons, Alan and Noel Jr; and one granddaughter, Amelia.  He is also survived by his sister, Perla.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, the family has asked that we accompany our hero from El Camino Memorial to Miramar National Cemetery.  Please see the time table if you would like to participate.


0930 – Stage, El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley & Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA.

0945 - Mission briefing.

1015 - KSU to Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA.

1045 - Arrive at Miramar National Cemetery.

1100 - Flag line for Hero’s transfer to horse-drawn carriage.

1115 - Flag line and military honors.

R/C Ken Brassell

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 Ride Captain (RC). 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.

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and 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. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.