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Honor Mission
Lester Harrison Finotti Jr, Veteran
USN – Korea
Port Richey, Florida – 03-04-19

The family of QM2 Lester Finotti Jr, 86 has graciously requested the Patriot Guard Riders presence as they show their final respects and lay their loved one to rest. Lester faithfully served his Country in the U.S. Navy and received an Honorable Discharge and was awarded numerous awards, but the only legible one is the Korean Service Medal.

Staging Time: 09:15 AM

Faupel Funeral Home
7524 Ridge Road
Port Richey, Florida 34668

Ride Captain:

Don “Red Ripper” Covey

Special Instructions:

Please hydrate and Large Flag Bikes are requested.
0930 am Brief
1000 am Visitation
1100 am Service
Flag Line as directed by the RC
1200 pm KSU for FNC or as directed by the Funeral Director.
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: 03-04-19
Staging Time: 12:45 PM

Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, Florida 33513

Ride Captain:

Roger “Useless” Shoemaker
Don Stamford

Special Instructions:

1300 pm – Brief
1330 pm – Service
Flag Line as directed by the RC.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Bernie Conner
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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  1. My family and I wish our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lester Harrison Finotti Jr.

    May God help you through this difficult time and sorrow. For his unselfish dedication and service to this great country, he will never be forgotten.

    Rest in peace now, for your tour of duty is finished.

    Thomas “Tat2diver” Cook
    Senior Ride Captain
    NW Florida District

    1991-2011 Retired Air Force Master Sergeant (631X0 or 2F0X0)

    ….Never ride your HOG faster than your guardian angel can fly

    – I will stand with the Patriot Guard Riders until the day my PGR Brothers and Sisters stand for me.
    – Standing For Those Who Stood for US – 4312 proud miles ridden on Patriot Guard Rider missions

    Ephesians 6:10-18 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

  2. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Lester Harrison Finotti, U.S. Navy veteran. He stood for us and now it is our turn to stand in silent honor and respect for him. Rest in peace hero.

  3. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Lester Harrison Finotti, Jr. Rest in Peace, Hero.

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

  4. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Lester Harrison Finotti, Jr.
    May surviving family and friends find strength in acknowledgement that you were willing to sacrifice all so that another might taste liberty and to do so, you stood courageously where few dare tread and you are so remembered and honored among patriots.

  5. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lester Finotti Jr. May the peaceful moments and  cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Your faith will keep you  strong during this time of sorrow. Hero, you may stand down, we have the watch.
    Jim & Diana Robers
    US Navy 1961-1981
    US Merchant Marine 1985-2007
    Standing in memory of
    Howard Robers, Father, US Army WWII
    Elmer Robers, Uncle, US Army WWII
    Harry Fleming, Uncle, US Army WWII

  6. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Navy Korea Veteran, Lester Harrison Finotti Jr. may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  7. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, You will Not be Forgotten.

  8. The Patriot Guard Riders paid their respects to Lester Harrison Finotti Jr. and family at the FNC today. There were 32 members present for the briefing held at 1:00. The Flag Line was set at 1:30 for family arrival. The service was conducted by the Marine Corp League from Spring Hill, Florida. Military Honors were conducted and the Patriot Guard presentation was done by Ride Captain Don Stamford.

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