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The family of Joseph Macafee Coram Jr. has requested the PGR to Accompany Hero from the Church in Cal City to Bakersfield National Cemetery for his service at 1400, and we are honored to be there.

Mr. Coram served in the US Navy with distinction from August 1963 until his retirement in January of 1984.  During his time on Active Duty he was assigned to various commands around the world including the USS Ajax (AR-6), Destroyer Escort USS Claud Jones (DE-1033), Amphibious Assault Ship USS New Orleans (LPH-11), and the Dock Landing Ship USS Alamo (LSD-33).  His final assignment was with the Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) in San Diego.

NOTE:  This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this military veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will be accompanying the hero and his family from the church to the cemetery. Please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time Line for Thursday, 25 May 2023:

1130 - Stage Loves Travel Center, 2000 East Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA. 93561
1145 - KSU to Victory Baptist Church10173 S. Loop Blvd.California City, 93501
1220 - Mission Briefing
1230 - Flag line as the hero is transfered to the coach.  KSU immediately following
1330 - Expected Arrival at Bakersfield National Cemetery -

RC Jim Jacobs So.Central Ca PGR
Tehachapi/Antelope Valley Area Ride Captain
PGR Member 4-2006
US Army #3 4-72 to 1-75
MOS 19F M60A1 Tanker
Driver Command Sergeant Major
California National Guard
RC James "Pops" Davis  So.Central Ca PGR
Tehachapi Area Ride Captain
63B20 and 63C20
Ranger Sniper Vietnam 66-70

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.
John D. "Major" Gretzinger
MAJ, AVN, USA (Ret.)
61st Avn Co (AHC) - Lucky 15
Administrator - SoCal PGR Mission Ops
Assistant State Captain, Southern California PGR