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Honor Mission
Delmer W. Porter, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 03-18-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of SSG Delmer “Del” W. Porter, USA Vietnam Era Veteran, has asked the PGR to stand a Flag Line at his services. Upon completion of the service we will stand a Respect Line as SGT Porter is transferred from the Church to the coach. We will accompany SGT Porter, his family and friends to Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes for the interment.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-18-19
Staging Time: 12:45 PM

St. Andrews United Methodist Church
2727 SW 119th St.
Okla. City, Oklahoma

Ride Captain:

Dennis Denson
dennis4699@att.net
(405) 830-2392

Special Instructions:

Mandatory Briefing: 1p.m. Riders MUST attend the briefing to ride Escort.
Weather: Predicted daytime high of 62 with wind from the SE at 7-14mph.
Please remember to hydrate prior to and during this mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Gehrig
Position: Oklahoma Ride Captain

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March 18
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Delmer W. Porter Comment

  1. Mission Complete: March 18, 2019 –SSG.  Delmer “Del” W. Porter, USA  Vietnam Era Veteran, Okla. City, Okla.

    On Monday there were 16 Patriot Guard Riders on 13  bikes and 3 cages who attended the mission to Honor the Military Service of US Army Vietnam Era Veteran SSG Delmer “Del” W. Porter.

    The area surrounding the Church was staked, and the American Flags flew proudly in the light breeze as family and friends arrived.

    The briefing was held, followed by a moment of silence for the Blue, Silver & Gold Star families, POWs and MIAs. A prayer asking comfort for the grieving family, a safe mission, and protection for our military personnel engaged in the Global War on Terror was also said.  

    The PGR stood the Flag Line, holding the American Flag and the Army Service Flag by the entry door, and manned the doors as family and friends arrived for the service.

    When the service started, PGR members returned the flags to the flag vehicle.

    At the conclusion of the service, PGR members stood a Respect Line as the Hero was transferred from the chapel to the coach. With the able assistance of the Oklahoma City Police Dept., the PGR accompanied the Hero, family and friends, to Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes located in southwest Okla. City.

    Upon arrival Riders stood another Respect Line as the Hero was transferred from the coach to the grave site by family members.

    The Preacher gave a brief service, followed by the Army Honor Guard presenting the flag to SSG. Porter’s wife and played Taps. The Preacher said a few words and a prayer before the PGR presentations were made.

    The RCIC thanked the family for allowing us to celebrate the life of their Hero and presented the Plaque and framed copies of the Invocation to Mr. Porter’s wife and 2 surviving children.

    Thank you to my fellow Patriot Guard Riders for attending this mission, your presence made a difference to this family.

    Most of all, thank you SSG. Delmer “Del” W. Porter, for your service to this great nation. Rest in Peace Sir, your mission is complete, and you will not be forgotten.

    Respectfully,
    RCIC: Dennis Denson
    God Bless and ride safe.

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