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Honor Mission
Marcha D. Vecchio, Veteran, PGR
USN
Las Cruces, New Mexico – 01-15-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Sixty-seven year old Marcha Vecchio passed from this life on 2 January 2020.  Marcha joined the US Navy in March 1973 as a Seaman Recruit, worked her way up to Lieutenant (O-3), and was discharged in November 1975. Discharge from the Navy did not stop her love and support for veterans. She joined the American Legion in Girard, Pennsylvania where she supported the Legion Honor Team, traveling around the country teaching honor guard procedures to other Legion members. She lived part of the year in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she joined the PGR in June 2008 and was an active member up until her death.
Marcha insisted that no formal ceremonies be conducted upon her death. She even told her sister that when she died she wanted to be cremated, put in a coffee can, and shipped home. Her sister requested a PGR Pony Express Mission for her to escort her from Truth or Conseqences, New Mexico to Fredonia, New York where her family will scatter her ashes in a private ceremony.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-15-20
Staging Time: 6:45 am

Veterans’ Memorial Park1251 North Roadway Parkway
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

Ride Captain:

Bobby “Mr Wonderful” Jakcsy
bobby.jakcsy@gmail.com
(575) 496-1809

Special Instructions:

The SCNM, SWNM, and FWT PGR members will stage at the Veterans’ Memorial Park in Las Cruces at 0645 hours for a briefing followed by KSU for the funeral home in Truth or Consequences at 0700 hours.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-15-20
Staging Time: 8:20 am

Kirikos Family Funeral Home303 North Cedar Street
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 87901

Ride Captain:

Bobby “Mr Wonderful” Jakcsy
bobby.jakcsy@gmail.com
(575) 496-1809

Special Instructions:

Staging for the group arriving from Las Cruces and anyone else joining us in T or C will be at the funeral home at 0820 hours, briefing at 0830 hours, a Dignified Transfer of Marcha from the funeral home to the PGR at 0845 hours, and KSU at 0900 hours.We will escort to the Chevron Gas Station in Socorro, NM where we will turn the mission over to the Central New Mexico PGR group for continuation of the mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 01-15-20
Staging Time: 09:45

Chevron Gas Station
1007 California Street
Socorro, New Mexico 87801

Ride Captain:

Billy “Bam Bam” Crain
bdcrain50@gmail.com
(505) 263-8771

Special Instructions:

Stage at the Gas Station at 0945 hours to await the PGR group arriving from T or C (scheduled arrival is 1015 hours).When the other group arrives, a Dignified Transfer will take place and the Central New Mexico PGR group will head up I-25 to I-40 East at 1020 hours. Marcha will be handed off to the Texas PGR with a Dignified Transfer at Russell’s Truck and Travel Center, 1583 Frontage Road, Glen Rio, New Mexico. Estimated time of transfer 1445 hours.
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: Jim Ernst
Position: New Mexico 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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Date:
January 9
Time:
12:00 am
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