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Luciano Charles Graziano 98th Birthday Drive-By , Veteran
Thomson, Georgia – 02-06-21


The Patriot Guard Riders have the honor of participating in a drive-by 98th birthday celebration for a US Army Veteran of WWII, Mr. Luciano “Louis” Charles Graziano. In January 1943, twenty-year-old Louis Graziano received a letter from Uncle Sam ordering him to report to Fort Niagara, New York, for a physical. Louis landed in the third wave on D-day on Omaha Beach and later participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He is the last living veteran to have witnessed the historic surrender in France on 7 May 1945.

Staging Time: 1:30  PM

Sweetwater Park
180 Sweetwater Park Dr. SE
Thomson, Georgia 30824

Ride Captain:

Leon ‘River Rat’ McLamb
(706) 836-6104

Special Instructions:

Restroom facilities may not be open at the park but we should be there for less than 30 minutes. After a safety briefing, we will proceed approximately 2.5 miles to Mr. Grazoiano’s neighborhood to ride by his house. We hope to have the opportunity to briefly stop and wish him a happy birthday in person.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at the mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by the ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will NOT be disclosed. Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have a higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against the risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
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.

Submitted By: Leon Mclamb
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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Luciano Charles Graziano Comment

  1. Wont’ be able to make the drive by, but would like to wish Mr. Graziano a very Happy Birthday and thank you for your sevice.

    Lamar “SpeedyO” Owen
    USA Vietnam 67-68

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