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Honor Mission
Benjamin Pena, Veteran
Glendale, Arizona – 03-08-19


SP-4 Benjamin Pena is a United States Army Veteran. Ben enlisted in the United States Army on June 30, 1955. Ben served 3 years as an engineer with Company A, 86th Engineering Battalion at Fort Dix, NJ. Ben spent 1 year deployed overseas. On June 27, 1958 having attained the rank of SP-4, Ben was discharged from Active Duty and transferred to the Army Reserve to complete his term of service. On June 29, 1963 Ben was Honorable Discharged. Ben was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal.

Staging Time: 11:30 AM

Chapel of the Chimes
7924 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85301

Ride Captain:

David “Murf” Murphy

Special Instructions:

11:30am: Road Guard Safety Meeting
11:40am: Dignified Transfer to PGR bike for “Last Ride”
11:45am: LRG Dale Judkins Safety Briefing with drivers/riders
11:50am: KSU to National Memorial Cemetery
1:30pm: Military Honors
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-08-19
Staging Time: 12:45 PM

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Visitor’s Center
23029 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Ride Captain:

David “Murf” Murphy

Special Instructions:

12:45pm: Meet Karen Swanson, Flag Captain at Visitor’s Center
1:00pm: Circle of Honor
1:30pm: Military Honors
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: David Murphy
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain

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Benjamin Pena Comment

  1. On behalf of Bugles Across America, please accept our sincere condolences. If it would be of comfort to have a live bugler sound Taps at this ceremony for your loved one, please feel free to either contact us directly or fill in the “Request a Bugler” form on our website at Please be aware that today almost all military and civilian honor guards play Taps using a recording device.

    We are a nationwide volunteer organization, we provide this service free of charge, and we do not require DD214 discharge papers to perform Taps for veterans. We also provide this service for law enforcement officers, fire fighters and other first responders.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Roger Ellis – State Director for Arizona
    Mitzi Ellis – Assistant State Director for Arizona

    Mobile 917-697-9449

    Serving in memory of Roger C. Ellis, Flight Officer USAAF 1943-1945

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