Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the inurnment service for MSgt Armando Martinez. MSgt Martinez served in the USAF for over 20 years starting in 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam, spending 5 1/2 years overseas.
1:15 – 1:40 pm – Staging
1:40 pm – Briefing
1:50 pm – KSU for the 5 minute ride up to the cemetery.
Wx: Hi 76 deg, sunny
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Fly your big flags. MSgt Martinez's widow has requested the PGR stage near her home and then ride in procession to the cemetery. (There will NOT be a law enforcement escort). At the cemetery we will form a flag line for the inurnment ceremony. At its conclusion we will strike the flag line and depart.
19 Bikes + 1 Flag Van, 1 new Rider, and a San Antonio rider and his significant other participated in the final honors for MSgt. A. Martinez. The mission was somewhat out of the ordinary but the PGR participants performed flawlessly. The Martinez family was very appreciative of the respect and honor we showed their loved one. Great job by all, thank you for your participation.