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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Patriot Guard Riders 1/11/2012

We honor another fallen hero- Staff Sergeant Noah M. Korte  at East Hills Community Church in Riverside where we provide a flag line for the arriving family and friends at the church service. The final military ceremony concludes at the Riverside National Cemetery.  This Wednesday morning was the second part of the mission, with the first part on Monday providing an escort from Ontario Airport to Lake Elsinore area.  I did not do the Monday mission.  There was no casket as this was a cremation.
Services started around 11:00 AM and then we proceeded to provide an escort to the Riverside National Cemetery around 1:00 pm.

 A supercharger on a Harley

 Some interesting examples of motorcycles and gadgets

 I find it is too dificult to take any pictures as his wife with a 2 month old baby plus another child, family and friends arrive to go into church for services or as his Urn is brought in or out.  We render a salute or "Present Arms" each time we provide the flag line when he is moved. 

 March Air Reserve base is just a couple miles away and this transport plane was doing touch and go maneuvers and would fly right over the church.

 Johney provided this and a few other photos.  These soldiers are from the same unit Johney served in at Ft. Hood a number of years earlier.

We provide additional escort for the family and friends in a procession to the Riverside National Cemetery which is just a few short miles from the church plus the flag line as the Urn of SSG Noah Korte is brought in to the family group for a final ceremony  I had never been in the cemetery for a military service, this was my first one.  There they completed the military portion of services with bagpipes, Taps and a rifle party consisting of an odd number of service members of 7, and fire a three-volley salute (size varies according to the rank of the deceased).

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