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Honor Mission
Jimmie Joe Rubattino, Veteran
Phoenix, Arizona – 01-31-19


The family of Jimmie Joe Rubattino has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders for escort and to stand a flag line for his 11:00 am Military Honors at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. It will be a privilege and an honor to participate. Jimmie Joe proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from May 1962 to April 1964. He spent half his service time stateside and 11 months in Germany. He was a Radio TT Operator attached to the HQ Company of the 24TH Engineers. Jimmy Joe was released from active duty, transferred to Army Reserve status and honorably discharged as an Early Release Overseas Returnee in April of 1964. While in the service of his country Jimmie Joe earned the Marksman Ribbon (Rifle – M1) and Marksman Ribbon (Rifle M-14). The Patriot Guard Riders Nationwide express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jimmie Joe Rubattino and extend our gratitude for his service to our country.

Staging Time: 09:30 AM

American Legion Post 107
20001 N Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Ride Captain:

N’Tel (Rick Smith)

Special Instructions:

* Meet in parking lot of American Legion Post 107.
* 10:00am. After honorable transfer,  Jim Anderson will have Safety Briefing.
* 10:10am KSU.
* 11:00am 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: 01-31-19
Staging Time: 10:00 AM

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Visitor’s Center
23029 Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Ride Captain:

N’Tel (Rick Smith)

Special Instructions:

* Meet Karen Swanson, Flag Captain, at Visitor’s Center.
* 10:30am Circle of Honor.
* 11:00am 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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January 31, 2019
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Jimmie Joe Rubattino Comment

  1. On behalf of Bugles Across America, please accept our sincere condolences. If it would be of comfort to have a live bugler sound Taps at this ceremony for your loved one, please feel free to either contact us directly or fill in the “Request a Bugler” form on our website at Please be aware that today almost all military and civilian honor guards play Taps using a recording device.

    We are a nationwide volunteer organization, we provide this service free of charge, and we do not require DD214 discharge papers to perform Taps for veterans. We also provide this service for law enforcement officers, fire fighters and other first responders.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Roger Ellis – State Director for Arizona
    Mitzi Ellis – Assistant State Director for Arizona

    Mobile 917-697-9449

    Serving in memory of Roger C. Ellis, Flight Officer USAAF 1943-1945

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