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Erick E. Rayo, 31, US Army/GWOT - FLO/MNC - 21 March 2023
« on: March 16, 2023, 10:17:02 PM »
The family of Erick E. Rayo 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.

Erick E. Rayo, 31, served in the United States Army for four years, from 2010 to 2014.  During that span he completed a tour in Afghanistan.  Erick earned several awards including the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Erick served four more years in the Reserves while also being head of sales management at Costco in Temecula. He was a busy guy but always had time for his fiancé and five children. He also managed to somehow find time for a few of his other passions: drawing, video games, and collecting pop music.

Erick is survived by his fiancé, Ana Garcia-Torres, and his five children, David, Oliver, Zia, Athena, and Anthony.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all are welcome, we will be standing a Flag Line Only for our hero and his family’s arrival at Miramar National Cemetery. Please see the timetable if you would like to participate.


1400 - Stage at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA.

1415 - Mission briefing.

1430 - Flag line for our Hero’s arrival.

1440 - Flag Line for Hero’s transfer via horse-drawn carriage to shelter.

1500 - Flag Line, funeral service with military honors.

R/C Paul “RoundTrip” McCarthy
SoCal PGR Ride Captain

(619) 838-9123

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.