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Honor Mission
Charles A. Lerke, Veteran
Socorro / Fort Stanton, New Mexico – 08-31-20


Eighty-nine year old Charles Lerke served his country honorably in the US Army Reserve from 14 August 50 to 16 April 52 where he obtained the rank of Corporal prior to his discharge. Corporal Lerke passed from this life on 12 May 2020. The New Mexico PGR has been requested to escort Corporal Lerke and his family from Daniels Funeral Home to Fort Stanton State Veterans’ Cemetery and stand a flag line during Military Honors provided by the US Army.

Staging Time: 10:30am

Daniels Funeral Home
309 Garfield Street
Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4490

Ride Captain:

Billy “Bam Bam” Crain  (505) 263-8771
Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst  (575) 430-3904

Special Instructions:

This mission will require the joint support of the Central (Albuquerque Area) and South Central (Alamogordo Area) PGR members.
Briefing at 1045 and KSU for Fort Stanton at 1100 hours.
We will escort Corporal Lerke and his family to the cemetery and stand a flag line during Military Honors.
For the Alamogordo Area members we will stage at Kent Kwik Texaco Truck Stop, 3500 North White Sands Boulevard (across from Lowe’s) at 0800 with a briefing at 0815 and KSU for the Funeral Home at 0830 hours.
For the Albuquerque Area members, contact “Bam Bam” for staging details.
“Bam Bam” will be the Ride Captain for the escort portion of the mission.
“Deacon Jim” will be the Ride Captain for the flag line at the cemetery.
We will stop just short of the cemetery to flag the vehicles.
NOTE: Due to CORONAVIRUS concerns, masks and 6 foot separation will be adhered to.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jim Ernst
Position: New Mexico State Captain

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August 31, 2020
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