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Author Topic: John Anthony Pena, 74, USN, Vietnam Vet, Miramar National Cemetery - FLO- 27 MAY  (Read 106 times)

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The family of John Anthony Pena 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. 

John Anthony Pena was born March 14, 1943, and entered his final rest on April 2, 2023. John served in the United States Navy from June 23, 1967, till June 3, 1970, and was an EN3. John Pena did 2 tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service Metal with Bronze Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

John was a Deputy Constable, working in construction becoming a manager at the company.  Later in life he was able to help many people to overcome, working with Foundations in Recovery. John loved riding his Harley, hunting, and fishing. Known as a Jokester among his family and friends and a Loving Father to his surviving children John Miguel, Chelsie and 4yr old son Able. He also has 5 grandchildren. John is now home with his Lord Jesus Christ.

Chelsie requested that we could Honor John by letting our bikes roar in our exit from his service!!  Please be very aware of any other service in the nearby area!!

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, this will be a Flag Line Only at Miramar National Cemetery; see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time Table for Saturday 27 May 2023

0845 - Stage at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

0850 - Mission Briefing

0900 - Flag Line for our Hero’ s Arrival

0930 - Flag Line, Funeral Service with Military Honors Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

R/C Russ “Big Russ” Jubenville
SoCal Patriot Guard Ride Captain
619 729-4713

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 is your first mission, go to the initial staging area, and you will be briefed by the R/C (Ride Captain). Dress for motorcycle riding or wear casual attire while driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely.

Remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent with honor and respect for our Heroes—no talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Please keep the radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we honor.
Robin "Skrewball" Parker
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
858 945 2363