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Author Topic: Meliton Roybal,83, USAF, FLO, Riverside National Cemetery, Thursday 01 June 2023  (Read 1441 times)

Kyle Millager

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The family of Meliton Roybal has requested the presence of the So Cal Patriot Guard Riders to Honor their loved one. It will be our privilege to do so.

Meliton (pronounced Milton) was born August 2, 1939 in Pecos, New Mexico. He was the son of Demetro and Dora Roybal who have since both passed.

Meliton grew up with his brothers and sisters in New Mexico enjoying life with the family and loving life to the fullest.

Meliton and Josie were married for 63 years and built a beautiful family together.

After high school, Meliton decided to join the Air Force at the age of 20. Right after Milton got out of boot camp, he married his high school sweetheart.  While he was in the Air Force, he was a fuel specialist and was stationed in Colorado and Texas and received a Good Conduct Medal.  Meliton served five years in the service and was Honorably discharged as an Airman 2nd Class.

After his military service, Meliton entered the aerospace industry and went on to have a successful career as a metal fitter fabricator for over 40 yrs.  He gave his heart to the Lord in 1990 at Harvest Christian Fellowship, followed by this wife, kids, and grandkids. They always loved to go out for breakfast after the services and that's when they all got to just hang out together and enjoy each other's company.

He loved motocross, and you could always find him with his Kawasaki dirt bike on the racetrack almost every weekend. During the week he would workout with weights and ride his bicycle to keep in shape for his favorite sport.

Meliton leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Josephine, his sister, Agnes, brother, Edward, and son Gregory, two daughters, Barbara and Anita, 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.  For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time table for Thursday 01 June 2023:

1145 - Stage at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518  (Stage inside Cemetery along the road, by the rest room on the right side)

1200 - Mission briefing

1215 - Flag line as Hero arrives. We will then escort the family to staging area.

1300 - KSU to shelter for services

R/C Mike "Joker" Courtright
So Cal PGR / Ride Captain

"Standing for those who stood for us

 Only 2 defining forces offered to die for you:
Jesus Christ, and the American Soldier:
One died for your soul, the other one died for your freedom.

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.

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.
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