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Honor Mission
Ester Rodriguez Jones, Veteran


Ninety-two year old Ester Rodriguez Jones passed away peacefully at her home in Alamogordo, New Mexico on August 3rd, 2018. She served her country in the United States Marine Corps for six years obtaining the rank of Sergeant. After her service in the USMC she served in Civil Service for twenty-nine years. She was active in many service groups, such as American Legion, Veterans’ of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Zia Detachment 850 of the Marine Corps League which she established. The family has requested the PGR stand a flag line for the church service at Trinity Lutheran Church 1505 College Ave. Alamogordo. Followed by another flag line at Ft. Bliss for the interment. Following the church service the Patriot Guard has been invited to attend the luncheon. Please attend any and or all parts of this multi-part mission.

Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Walmart Neighborhood Market
2401 Indian Wells Rd. (East side of the parking lot closest to the gas station)
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Ride Captain:

Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
(575) 430-3904

Special Instructions:

Stage: 09:00 a.m.
Brief: 09:10 a.m.
KSU: 09:20 a.m. to Trinity Lutheran church.
Flag Line: 09:30 a.m.
Reminder we are invited to the luncheon before continuing the second part of the mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 08-09-18
Staging Time: 12:20 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
1505 College Ave.
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Ride Captain:

Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
(575) 430-3904

Special Instructions:

Stage and brief at 12:20 p.m.
KSU 12:30 to Ft. Bliss National Cemetery El Paso, Texas.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 08-09-18
Staging Time: 2:00 PM

Fort Bliss National Cemetery
5200 Fred Wilson Road
El Paso, Texas 79906

Ride Captain:

Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
(575) 430-3904
Asst: Vaughn “Jump Start” Nelson,, (915) 667-9992

Special Instructions:

Stage: 2:00 p.m.
Interment: 2:30 p.m.
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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  1. Father in PSALMS 91 we are told, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”. In John 11:25 Jesus said: “Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die”. I also pray you will comfort the family of this warrior as they mourn. Give them the strength to understand your wisdom. AMEN

    Paul E. Lewey, US Army 1968 – 1979
    Far West Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Riding in Memory of:
    Patricia Jella-Pierson USAF – my wife
    HonorBound Motorcycle Ministries
    Santa Teresa, New Mexico

  2. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  3. We have lost another Great American Hero,

    Angie and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It’s with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, 366th SPS, Viet Nam

    In memory of:

    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331st Base Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, 9th Inf.,Viet Nam.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMC Korea,

    They were my heroes, I stand for them.

  4. A hero has fallen. It is time for us to mourn their passing, secure in the
    knowledge that their service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We mourn
    with their family and friends, knowing that they will find peace in the arms
    of the Lord.
    Hero, your watch is done, you can stand down now. We now have the watch.

    POW-MIA’s you are not forgotten.

    “Hotwheel,” Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

    Semper Fi

  5. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ester R. Jones, USMC Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for her service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Ma’am…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.

  6. Esther, it has been a true honor to know you and work with you in the American Legion many years ago. You will be missed. RIP Marine!

    Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
    NMPGR State Captain
    MSgt USAF, Ret
    AL Post 34 and District 5 Judge Advocate

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