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November 2, 2020

Honor Mission
Kedmin Velez , Veteran
USN , USNR –  Vietnam
Canton, Georgia – 11-02-20


The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to accept the invitation of the family of Kedmin Velez to stand for him as he is laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery. Kedmin Velez served his country in the U.S. Navy as an Engine Mechanic aboard the USS OXFORD (AGTR1). The USS OXFORD was an Intelligence Gathering vessel that patrolled along the coast of Vietnam. EN2 Velez served from February 1965 until April 1969. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, 3 daughters, and 2 grandchildren.

Staging Time: 2:15 pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Byron “Gimpy” Hall
(770) 883-8175

Special Instructions:

This is a flag line only.  Stage at the flag pole. After a short briefing we will move to the assigned shelter. Face covering is required while at the shelter. Service is scheduled for 3 pm. Doc Griffin will be our flag wagon. There is a second mission at this same time for Navy Veteran in Marietta. Please plan to attend one or the other if at all possible.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Byron L Hall
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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2 Responses

  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kedmin Velez. Thank you for your service to our country, your can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

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