Monday, June 15, 2009

Godspeed Specialist Silva and Patriot Guard Riders

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Two part mission:

First part - Tuesday June 16th -
The Patriot Guard has been asked to provide a Fallen Hero escort and flag lines for Spec Eduardo Silva. The soldier died while serving at Bagram Airport, Afghanistan. The soldier will be arriving at the Salinas Municipal Airport on June 16th at 11:30 AM (1130 ).

We will stage at two locations - the first (for those coming down from the Bay area) will be at the Starbucks at the Plant Mall at Curtner and Monterey Rd in San Jose at 9:00 AM (0900 ) .

We will KSU at 9:15 AM (0915) and proceed to the second staging point (for those not coming from the San Jose area), Salinas Gas, 201 Monterey Street, Salinas, Ca.

We will KSU to the Salinas Municipal Airport, 30 Mortensen Ave, Salinas, CA at 10:30 AM (1030) and establish a Flag Line.

After the Fallen Hero is transferred to his ground transportation, we will provide a motorcycle escort to the Whitehurst Muller Funeral Home, 41 E Alisal, Salinas.

RC - Don Newton

Second Part - Thursday June 18 -

Again, 2 staging area's.

In San Jose, we will stage at Starbuck's, The Plant, at Curtner and Monterey Rds, at 6:45 AM (0645) and KSU at 7:00 AM (0700).

We will stage at the Holy Trinity Church, 803 Elm Ave, Greenfield, Ca at 9:00 AM (0900) on Thursday June 18. We will establish the Flag Line at 9:15 AM (0915). Church service will commence at 10:00 AM (1000) and last approx 1 hour. After the church service we will reestablish our flag line to transfer the soldier to his final transportation and then provide the motorcycle escort to his final resting place at the King City District Cemetery, 1010 Broadway Street, King City, Ca.

RC -

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Doug Lyvere
SgtMaj, Marine ret
Assistant State Captain, PGR

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