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Honor Mission
Charles Anthony Diana, Veteran
USA – EMS/EMT – Fire
Cheltenham, Maryland – 12-08-20


The Patriot Guard will honor Charles Anthony “Joe” Diana, 71, of Brandywine, MD by standing a silent
flag-line in his honor, during his internment in the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. Mr. Diana passed away on November 19, 2020. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1968 and was sent to Germany where he worked on the Pershing Missile platform. He was the current President of the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He also served as a volunteer Firefighter and Medical First Responder. He was an active member for almost 40 years and served in a variety of positions. He is survived by a large and loving family and missed by everyone who knew him.

Staging: 10:15 AM

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, Maryland 20623

Ride Captain:

Bruce Gentile

Special Instructions:

Stage: 10:15 AM
Brief: 10:30 AM
Honors: 1040 AM, establish a flag-line and maintain it as hearse and family arrive at cemetery.
Be mindful of the weather, dress appropriately and wear face covering. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will maintain 6’ distance requirements and maintain situational awareness.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Bruce Gentile
Position: Maryland State Captain

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