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Honor Mission
Charles Francis Ditto, Retired
USN , USNR – Vietnam
Peoria, Arizona – 01-10-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Charles Francis Ditto is a United States Navy Veteran, Retired. He attended OCS (Officer Candidate School) beginning in March 1966 and entered active duty on July 22, 1966. He had 8 yrs., 7 mo. of Sea Service, including service in Vietnam. His Primary Specialty was Unrestricted Line Officer; qualified in surface warfare.

Chuck’s Final Duty Station was as Commander of the Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center. On Feb 1, 1991, having attained the rank of Captain, He was honorably discharged, having served a total of 24 yrs., 6 mo., and 11 days.

Chuck received Military Education in following: Surface Warfare School for XO, Surface Warfare Officer Department Head, Coordinated Anti-Submarine Warfare, A/S Air Control, Instructor Basic, Combat Information Center Watch Officer, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer.

For his service to our country, he was awarded the following: Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation; Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Palm; Navy Achievement Medal V; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon; Navy Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Hour Glass; Combat Action Ribbon; Meritorious Service Medal w/Gold Star.

During his time in Vietnam he was repeatedly exposed to Agent Orange. Chuck ultimately succumbed to Combat-Related illnesses suffered as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-10-20
Staging Time: 10:00

King’s Church
13450 N Plaza Del Rio Blvd
Peoria, Arizona 85381

Ride Captain:

David “Murf” Murphy
480-406-4049  azpgrmurf@gmail.com
Lead Road Guard: Doug “Skully” Pierson

Special Instructions:

Per the OPSEC protocol, we will meet at this public location.
10:15 AM: Road Guard and Mission briefing
10:30 AM: KSU to a private location
10:50 AM: KSU to National
12:30 PM: 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: 01-10-20
Staging Time: 11:40

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

Ride Captain:

David “Murf” Murphy
480-406-4049
azpgrmurf@gmail.com
Flag support: Karen Swanson

Special Instructions:

11:50 AM: ETA of our hero
12:00 PM: Circle Of Honor
12:30 PM: 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

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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