Below are the current
upcoming PGR Missions...

Remember . . .
"It's about the Veteran and their family"
NOT about Personalities,
Clubs or Bike Models . . .

The PGR Mission ALERTS posted here include such areas as,
Northern California... Northern Nevada... US National... etc.
- - - - - - - -
For any information on Missions what is or is not posted here,
please be sure and contact the Ride Captains for that particular Mission and area.
All that you will see here, are just the Missions that we at NorCalPGR.org are made aware of.

< - - - - - - - - >
**The State Captain’s, Ride Captain’s, the "Contact NorCalPGR" Email submission form and any other Email addresses or phone numbers also located within this web site are only to be used to conduct official Patriot Guard Riders business. All other uses, including commercial and solicitation use, are strictly prohibited.**

Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm
SHORT NOTICE; Honor Veteran Randy Lopez - Fernley, NV

Our Patriot Guard have been requested to stand and honor Veteran Randy Lopez at his interment service Wednesday, at 1 pm, NNVMC Fernley, NV.

Randy was an active member of the VFW here in Reno.

This will be an escorted service , Please be in place with our flag line at the entrance of the cemetery by 12:30 pm to receive our Veteran and the escort.

For those from the Reno/Carson area able to make tomorrows mission for Veteran Randy Lopez at the NNVMC , meet at the Alamo I-80 & Greg in front of the motel in time for an 11:45 departure for Fernley.

The escorts have already been assigned, again please have our flag line in place by 12:30 pm to receive our Veteran, family and friends. Service at 1 pm.

Bill Drummond
Assistant State Captain
Northern Nevada
Patriot Guard Riders
"Standing for Those Who Stood for US"

Friday September 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm
William Nicholas Miller, Veteran, US Navy - Redding, CA

The family of United States Navy veteran William Nicholas Miller have requested the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) and the Shasta Veterans Escort (SVE) to escort this fallen veteran to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery (NCVC) in Igo, CA on September 22, 2017.

Veteran Miller served Honorably from 1957 to 1961 at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

Stage: 1100 at Blair's 5530 Mountain View Dive Redding, CA
Briefing: 1115
KSU: 1130
Service: 1230

Road/Ride Captains requested

Robert V. Prosser
530 472-3350

Special Instructions;
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Friday September 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm
27 Nevada Unclaimed Veterans to Receive Military Funeral - NNVMC - Fernley, NV

In the care of Walton’s Funeral Services of Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville and Sparks, Nevada

The NEVADA VETERANS COALITION will conduct its fifth MIAP mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery [NNVMC] by honoring twenty seven veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed.

Services will be conducted with full military honors for the following 27 veterans at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 14 Veterans Way, in Fernley Nevada.

Charles Beckerman (1896-1984) served in the US Navy 1918 – 1918 WWI
Gerald Gillingham (1900-1990) served in the US Army 1918 – 1918 WWI
Edward Gerval (1915-1990) served in the US Navy 1945 – 1945 WWII
Joseph Bosse (1917-1988) served in the US Army 1941 – 1945 WWII
William Degliantoni (1919-1990) served in the US Navy 1940 – 1945 WWII
William Guthrie (1925-1990) served in the US Navy 1943 – 1946 WWII
Arturo Hayes (1922-1983) served in the US Marine Corp 1944 – 1946 WWII
Webster Johnson (1911-1988) served in the US Navy 1942 – 1946 WWII
Bernard Koolpe (1914-1988) served in the US Army 1940 – 1945 WWII
Richard Long (1921-1988) served in the US Army 1943 – 1950 WWII
Sterling McPherson (1921-1990) served in the US Army 1945 – 1947 WWII
Knox Moore (1921-1989) served in the US Merchant Marines 1942 – 1945 WWII
Eddie Robbins (1923-1988) served in the US Army 1945 – 1947 WWII
Andrew Sealock (1920-1990) served in the US Army 1943 – 1946 WWII
Earl Spaulding (1921-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 – 1945 WWII
Lorenzo Thompson (1913-1988) served in the US Army 1942 – 1945 WWII
Heinrich Ulrich Jr (1907-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 – 1945 WWII
James White (1915-1989) served in the US Army 1943 – 1946 WWII
James Wilson (1920-1988) served in the US Army 1944 – 1946 WWII
James Adams (1924-1989) served in the US Navy 1944 – 1952 WWII/Korea
Edward Alexander (1921-1989) served in the US Navy 1941 – 1952 WWII/Korea
Lyle LaMere (1923-1989) served in the US Air Force 1942 – 1963 WWII/Korea
Devier Tozer (1925-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 – 1950 WWII/Korea
Terry Fausch (1934-1983) served in the US Air Force 1951 – 1955 Korea
Patrick Ingram (1936-1985) served in the US Army 1954 – 1957 Korea
Charles Roe (1921-1990) served in the US Navy 1941 - 1946/1969 – 1974 WWII/Vietnam
Ronald Bowser (1947-1984) served in the US Army 1965 – 1976 Vietnam

NEVADA VETERANS COALITION is donating their bus and driver to carry the cremains which will be escorted by members of the NEVADA VETERANS COALITION in conjunction with the MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT, followed by various participating veteran focused organizations.

Service details for procession from Sparks to Fernley:
Date: September 22, 2017
Place: The lot across from The Alamo in Sparks, Nevada
Address: East Gregg Street
Line Up Time: 11:00 pm
Departure Time: 12:00 pm
Place of Interment: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Address: 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, Nevada 89408
Staging at NNVMC: 1:00 pm
Full Honors Service: 2:00 pm

Government officials, the public and media are invited to attend. Government officials please RSVP to Tom Draughon at the email shown in the contact information.

Thank you to Walton's Funerals and Cremations for their vast database to work from; National Personnel Records Center [NPRC] and their vast team of researchers; all of our Nevada Veteran Coalition [NVC] members' countless volunteer hours of research; the NVC Honor Guard and various other escorts; and the staff at Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery [NNVMC] for guiding us through the proper procedures to get these veterans home where they belong.

For information and/or pre-event media coverage:
Tom Draughon
NVC Public Information Officer

Bill Drummond
Assistant State Captain
Northern Nevada
Patriot Guard Riders
"Standing for Those Who Stood for US"

Saturday September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Pearl Harbor Survivor, US Navy WWII Veteran, Quartermaster 1/c John William Hamby - Portola, CA 96122

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of departed US Navy Veteran John William Hamby, Pearl Harbor Survivor, to stand, show Honor, Respect and participate in Military Honors at his Memorial service at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Portola, CA 96122.

John recieved:
American Defense 1 Star
Asiatic Pacific 1 Star
American Area
Victory Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Points System

John was onboard many ships, Navy Units and Patrols during his 5 year & 4 months with the US Navy.
The ships and Units were:
NTS San Diego, CA
CASU Thirty-Four
USNAB Navy # 3237
USNOB Navy # 3237

*About the USS ARGONNE;

On the morning of 7 December 1941, the "USS Argonne" — flagship for Rear Admiral William L. Calhoun, Commander, Base Force, Pacific Fleet — was berthed in the first repair slip at the north end of 1010 dock, with the minesweeper "Tern" alongside, when aircraft from six Japanese carriers struck the Pacific Fleet as it lay at Pearl Harbor, and neutralized surrounding air and military installations. The ship manned her antiaircraft battery — 3-inch guns and .50-caliber machine guns — and commenced fire about 07:58, shortly after the raid began.

"Argonne's" crew, wrote Comdr. F. W. O'Connor, the ship's commanding officer, "performed their duties in accordance with the best traditions of the service", helping to get wounded men from damaged ships, recovering bodies from the water, and "assisting with repair facilities to full capacity." Early in the raid, Corporal Alfred Schlag, USMC, from the ship's marine detachment, manning a .50-caliber machine gun, claimed shooting down an enemy plane as it flew over 1010 dock and turned toward Ford Island.

"Argonne" remained at Pearl Harbor into the spring, serving as flagship for the Base Force until Rear Admiral Calhoun moved his flag ashore, to a headquarters at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. That spring, the troopship President Taylor, while on a voyage to Canton Island, ran aground there. After loading salvage equipment, light trucks, medical supplies and ammunition, Argonne stood out of Pearl Harbor on 6 April 1942 for Canton, escorted by the fast minelayer "Breese", and arrived at her destination on 12 April. She soon sent a salvage party and equipment to attempt salvage of the grounded troopship.

Accompanied by "Breese" and the fleet tug "Navajo", "Argonne" cleared Canton on 5 May for Pearl Harbor, and arrived on the 11th. She remained there until 10 July, when, with general cargo on board, she sailed on her second voyage to Canton Island, accompanied this time by "Southard (DMS-10)" and "Hovey", and arrived at her destination on the 16th, unloading cargo the same day. Sailing on the 17th, "Argonne" put into Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands, on the 21st, to unload cargo, and then, two days later, set course for Nouméa, New Caledonia, in company with Hovey, arriving on 27 July 1942.

- - - - - - -

After being Honorably Discharged from the US Navy following his service during WWII he went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation while taking a correspondance course in surveying. He started out as a brush cutter and what was know as a 'rear chainman'.

He worked for a short time for PG&E, then worked as a surveyor in Chico, CA. He did surveying work and made maps where he held the position of crew chief for several years.

John worked for the CA Dept of Water Resources in the 50's and was very instrumental in the surveying for the Oroville Dam.

During his time working in Chico he began his own business, traveling into Paradise and Portola doing surveying work.

He married his wife Edith in 1968 while operating Hamby Surveying out of his office in Paradies, CA. He then opened another office in Portola in the mid 70's. He eventually sold the Paradise office in the mid 80's when he and his wife moved to Portola.He ran his surveying business until 2005 at the age of 82. He then sold the business and spent his retirement time traveling with his wife.

Staging: 9:00am at the Veterans Hall at the west end of Portola on main street Hyway 70.
Briefing: 9:15 am
Flag Line: 9:30 am
Service/Honors: 10:00 am

Special Instructions:
***Those wishing to ride as a group from Susanville, CA, meet at the Grocery Outlet parking lot on main street at 6:45am, with KSU at 7:00am. We will stop at Hallelujah Junction at approximately 8:00am, Hyways 395 & Hyway 70 to meet any PGR that might be participating from the Northern Nevada area. Leaving the Junction by 8:15am for Portola. We will briefly stop at the Rest Area that is about 4 miles east of Portola, for everyone to set up their bigger flags on their bikes or cars, for entrance in to Portola.

Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them!!
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


Susanville, CA PGR Ride Captain:
Blake "Burnout" Hutchinson

( NOTE: If there is any further information, or changes, they will be added to the website here, and local email notification sent out with info and also as a reminder, the week before the Mission. )

Wednesday October 4, 2017 at11:00 am
Service for the interrment of unclaimed Veterans - Igo, CA

The Northen California Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Igo, CA, receives the cremated remains of Veterans from all over the Nation. These urns are usually sent, or brought, by a distant relative who was contacted by a mortuary, asking for someone to claim the remains, and to secure a final resting place for these individuals.

Robert V. Prosser
530 472-3350

Remember . . .
"It's about the Veteran's
and their families.."
NOT about Personalities,
Clubs or Bike Models . . .

Click n Go back to top!

Click HERE to contact NorCalPGR.org

Website best viewed at 800x600 screen setting.
**Copyright © & Web Design by www.iasmypc.com - 1995 - 2017**