www.NorCalPGR.org

                                                               



Below are the current upcoming
PGR Missions...



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.**




Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 9:30 am
Memorial - U.S. Navy Chief John Nielsen WW II, NCVC, Igo, CA

The family of Chief Nielsen, age 97, have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) and the Shasta Veterans Escort (SVE) provide a Flag Line for his final honors at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery (NCVC) in Igo, CA on July 7, 2015.

Chief Nielsen served honorably during WW II from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater of Operations. In addition, Chief Nielsen's son is a retired Redding PD officer and a good friend of one of our own active SVE/PGR Escort Riders, John Severson.

STAGING: 9:00am at the NCVC, Igo, CA
SERVICE: 0930

Robert Prosser
Assistant State Captain
PGR Northern California.
530 472-3350
bvprosser@yahoo.com



Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
Interment Service - Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold - US Army - Vietnam War Veteran, Susanville, CA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of fallen US Army - Vietnam War Veteran, Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold, to stand and honor during his Interment Service at the Diamond Crest Cemetery, Susanville, CA. 96130. Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold served his country proudly from 01 Mar 1967 to 10 Oct 1968.

Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold was awarded the following decorations : Vietnam Service Medal with 2 O/S bars - Vietnam Campaign Medal - and the National Defense Service Medal.

Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold was a lifelong resident of Susanville and upon his Honorable discharge from the US Army, Sp4 Ernie Ray Arnold returned home. Because of his love of life, his sense of humor and his love for his family, he will be missed by many. Please bring your flags for the flag line to render honors to a great man.

LOCATION: Susanville, CA at the Diamond Crest Cemetery, off of Law Drive, Susanville, CA 96137
GPS: N40 22.490 W120 35.422
STAGING: 10:00 hrs At the Diamond Crest Cemetery, Susanville, CA 96130
BRIEFING: 10:15 hrs
FLAG LINE: 10:30 hrs Flag line will be conducted at the Diamond Crest Cemetery, Susanville, CA 96130
INTERMENT SERVICES:
are scheduled to begin at approximately 1100hrs, at the Diamond Crest Cemetery, off of Law Drive and Diamond Crest Road, Susanville, CA . NOTE : On some map programs, Diamond Crest Cemetery is listed as Johnstonville Cemetery. We will form a flag line to render honors to the family and friends as they arrive for the Interment service. The total mileage from Susanville south to the Diamond Crest Cemetery is approx 7.5 miles. Upon completion of the funeral service, we will fall out, mission complete.

RC– Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
taildragger@citlink.net
(530) 249-9229



Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 11:30 am
Vernon Jahn, 91, US Army, WWII / San Jose, CA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to Escort WWII Veteran Vernon Jahn to his final resting place. He is a WWII Veteran (91 years); US Army 10th Division, two Asiatic campaigns under General MacArthur, liberating the Philippines and conquering the Japanese in Okinawa. Continued to serve his Country as a member of VFW 380 and American Legion Post 59 in Montevideo, Minnesota for more than 50 years. Please bring your Flags and lets Honor this American Hero.

STAGING TIME: 1030hrs
STAGING AREA: Oak Hill Cemetery 300 Curtner ave.
MAP: http://mapq.st/1Nzg5U9
KSU: Approx 1130hrs
DESTINATION: St John Vianney Catholic Church 4600 Hyland Ave San Jose, CA 95127
MAP: http://mapq.st/1emlhiz
After services are over we will Escort our Hero back to Oak Hill Cemetery.

RIDE CAPTAIN: TBD Please step up if you can.

Buzz Bickham
buzzpgr@gmail.com

Please go to the following link
https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?405649
for mission updates and to post messages.



Thursday July 9, 2015 at 11:00 am
William Earl Slawson, US Army, WWII / Walnut Grove, Dixon, CA

***SPECIAL NOTE:The return escort portion of this mission has been cancelled.THE MISSION WILL TERMINATE AT SVNC. At the completion of the service at SVNC the PGR will be dismissed.

GROUP RIDE: If youwould like to ride with us to the staging location we will meet at McDonald's in the Harbour Cove Shopping Center, 2733 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758, Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Oqoic

Meet at 0945, KSU at 1000 to Walnut Grove***

************

The family of William Earl “Bill” Slawson, a US Army Veteran of WWII, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders accompany Bill and his family to Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (SVNC) where he will receive military honors for his service. The PGR are proud and honored to do so.

Bill entered the Army in 1943 in Monterey, CA and became a member of 1st Special Service Forces, a precursor of the modern day Army Special Forces. Nicknamed among others as the “Devil’s Brigade” they were the most feared fighting force of WWII in the European Theatre. The German enemy called them the “Black Devils”, named so because they blackened their faces with shoe polish during battle.

Bill served in battles in the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), RHINELAND, CENTRAL EUROPE and SOUTHERN FRANCE and was mustered out on January 19th, 1946 at Ft. MacArthur, CA. Bill earned the following decorations/citations:

EUROPEAN AFRICAN MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, WWll Victory Medal, BELGIAN FOURRAGERE, CANADIAN PARACHUTE WINGS WITH SILVER MAPLE LEAF, BRONZE STAR, RECOGNITION AS A MEMBER OF THE 505 PARACHUTE RCT, ASSOCIATION INFANTRY COMBAT TEAM 82ND AIRBORNE DIV, PURPLE HEART, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL: FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE.

Our Mission will be to accompany Bill and his family from the family residence in Walnut Grove, CA to SVNC, Dixon, CA where we will stand a flag line during military honors. At the completion of the service at SVNC we will accompany the family back to Walnut Grove by special request of Bill’s wife.

NOTE: Those wishing to go directly to the cemetery to honor Bill please be there no later than 1215 to form a flag line at the entrance as our estimated arrival is 1220-1230. Please bring water with you and keep hydrated.

MISSION DETAILS:
1030---STAGE at Valley Oak Food & Fuel, 14165 River Rd., Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/dj94z
1040--- MISSION BRIEFING
NLT 1100---1ST KSU to family residence in Walnut Grove, CA
NLT 1130---2ND KSU to SVNC, Dixon, CA
1345-1400 est.---3rd KSU to Walnut Grove, CA

RC:
Mickey Giacomo
916-872-7551

ARC/SC:
Bill Waits

Please go to the following link for mission updates and to post messages;
https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?405608



Saturday July 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm
PGR Memorial Service for Fallen PGR Member and US Marine Corp, Vietnam Veteran, Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley, Susanville, CA

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Patriot Guard Rider and Vietnam Veteran US Marine Corp Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley. The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of fallen Vietnam Veteran - US Marine Corp Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley, to stand and honor during his Memorial Service in Susanville at the Susan River Fire Department Main Station on US Hwy 395 in Johnstonville, Susanville, CA. Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley served his country proudly in the US Marine Corp from 3 May 1966 to 18 Feb 1970.

Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley served in Vietnam with the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines. Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley was awarded the following decorations : Purple Heart -Vietnam Service Medal - Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device - Presidential Unit Citation - Combat Action Ribbon - and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his service in the US Marine Corp, Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley went back to his home town in Forrest Hill, CA and became a Reserve Deputy for the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Following in his Father's footsteps, Bear also became a Volunteer Firefighter with the Forrest Hill Fire Department. Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley then went to work for the California Department of Corrections and moved to Lassen County where he worked at the California Correctional Center in Susanville. During his time with the Department of Corrections, Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley worked out of the Lake County Camp and the Del Norte County Camps before eventually retiring from the Department with 28 years of service. Sgt Jerry "Bear" Medley was a proud US Marine Corp - Vietnam Veteran and loved being a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and was a primary fixture at our Missions. Because of his love of life, his sense of humor and his love for his family, he will be missed by many. I for one, will miss a good friend and his constant stories. Rest in Peace my friend. Please bring your flags for the flag line to render honors to a great man.

***ALL PGR members who wish, we will be meeting at the Brake Check area on SR 36 west of Susanville at the top of the hill at 1230hrs. We will depart with a Missing Man Formation and escort Bear on his Trike through town to the Fire Station for Bear's final Mission ride.

MISSION DETAILS:
LOCATION: at the Susan River Fire Department Main Station on US Hwy 395 in Johnstonville, south of Susanville, CA 96130
GPS: N40 23 02 W120 35 04
STAGING: 13:00 hrs
BRIEFING: 13:15 hrs
FLAG LINE: 13:30 hrs Flag line will be conducted at the Susan River Fire Department Main Station, Susanville, CA 96130
MEMORIAL SERVICES: at 14:00 hrs, at the Susan River Fire Department Main Station on US Hwy 395 in Johnstonville, Susanville, CA 96130. The Susan River Fire Department Main Station is located on US Hwy 395 south of the City of Susanville.
At the lighted intersection of US 395 and SR 36, turn North onto US 395 and continue approximately .5 miles. The Fire Station will be on the left (North) side of the Highway. We will form a flag line to render honors to the family and friends as they arrive for the Memorial service. Upon completion of the Memorial Service, we will fall out, mission complete.

RC– Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
taildragger@citlink.net
(530) 249-9229



Monday July 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
Robert Neal Wagner, US Army Veteran / Igo, CA

The family of Corporal Wagner have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) and the Shasta Veterans Escort (SVE) provide a Flag Line at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery (NCVC) in Igo, CA on July 13, 2015.

Corporal Wagner served Honorably in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and was awarded the National Defense Medal and Army of Occupation in Germany.

STAGING: 10:30am at the NCVC entrance gate
SERVICE: 1100

Robert Prosser
530 472-3350
bvprosser@yahoo.com



Friday July 17, 2015 at 11:00 am
James Arsenault, CA ARNG, Korea - GWOT / Igo, CA

The family of SGT James Arsenault have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) and the Shasta Veterans Escort (SVE) provide escort service to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, 11800 Gas Point Rd, Igo, CA 96047 on July 17, 2015.

SGT Arsenault served Honorably with the Redding National Guard Multi Role Bridge Company in Korea and Afghanistan.

Stage: 1100 at the intersection of Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road.
Briefing: 1115
KSU: 1145
Service: 1230
Ride Captain Requested
Photos Requested

Robert Prosser
530 472-3350
bvprosser@yahoo.com

Please go to the following link for mission updates and to post messages:
https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?405599



Friday July 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Sgt James Arsenault, CA National Guard, NCVC, Igo, CA

The family of Sgt. James Arsenault have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) and the Shasta Veterans Escort (SVE) provide escort service to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery (NCVC) on July 17, 2015.

Sgt Arsenault was assigned to the Multi Role Bridge Company in Redding, CA.

Sgt Arsenault served honorably in Korea, Afghanistan and the local Redding, CA National Guard Unit.

Some of you will recall that the Patriot Guard Riders stood for the sendoff for the CA National Guard Multi Role Bridge Company upon their deployment from Redding, CA at the Redding Jet Center in the dark of night some time ago. That was an example of "Standing for those who stood for us." Now we have another opportunity to stand for one of our soldiers from that group.

STAGING: 1100 at 15241 Cloverdale Road, just down from the water tower intersection with Clear Creek Road
BRIEFING: 1130
KSU: 1145
SERVICE: 1230 (Cremains - service in the chapel.)

Ride Captain Requested
Photos Requested

Robert Prosser Assistant State Captain
Northern California Patriot Guard Riders
530 472-3350
bvprosser@yahoo.com



Thursday July 23, 2015 at 11:00 am
Interment - United States Army Vietnam Veteran, Sgt James M. Travis, Chester, CA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of fallen United States Army - Vietnam Veteran, Sgt James M. Travis, to stand and honor during his Interment Service at the Chester Cemetery, Chester, CA. Sgt James M. Travis served his country proudly in the US Army from 17 Aug 1967 to 23 June 1969.

Sgt James M. Travis served in Vietnam as Lt Weapons- Infantry, with the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry, 25th Division in Tay Ninh. During his time in Vietnam, Sgt James M. Travis was awarded the following decorations : Bronze Star -Vietnam Service Medal - Vietnam Campaign Medal - Combat Infantry Badge - and the National Defense Service Medal.

Sgt James M. Travis was a proud US Army, Vietnam Veteran. After his Honourable discharge from the US Army, Sgt James M. Travis became involved in the Teamsters Union, becoming the President of Teamsters Local 853. Sgt James M. Travis also became involved in the Elks Lodge 2626, spending 8 years as the Bar Manager in Chester.

Sgt James M. Travis fulfilled his dream of living in Chester in 2000 with his wife Laura. Lake Almanor was the first place they travelled to after meeting in the Bay Area in 1975. Sgt James M. Travis was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and had a true love of the outdoors. Because of his love of life, his sense of humour and his love of family, Sgt James M. Travis will be missed by many. Please bring your flags for the flag line to render honors to a great man.

LOCATION: Chester at the Chester Cemetery, off of SR 36 and SR 89, Chester, CA 96020
GPS: N40 16.598 W120 15.315
STAGING: 1000 hrs will be conducted at the Chester Cemetery, Chester, CA 96020
BRIEFING: 1015 hrs
FLAG LINE: 1030hrs Flag line will be conducted at the Chester Cemetery, Chester, CA 96020
KSU: Will meet at the Grocery Outlet parking lot, Susanville, CA at 0845hrs and depart for Chester Cemetery at NLT 0915 hrs.
INTERMENT SERVICES:
are scheduled to begin at 1100 hrs, at the Chester Cemetery, off of SR 36 and Sr 89 Chester, CA 96020. We will form a flag line to render honors to the family and friends as they arrive for the Interment service. Upon completion of the funeral service, we will fall out, mission complete. Any questions, please contact the Ride Captain below.

RC – Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
taildragger@citlink.net
(530) 249-9229





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



Click HERE to contact NorCalPGR.org

Website best viewed at 800x600 screen setting.
**Copyright © & Web Design by www.iasmypc.com - 1995 - 2015**