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Honor Mission
Merle Walter Johnson, Veteran
Mesa, Arizona – 03-29-21


Merle Walter Johnson was a United States Army veteran. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. From May till August 1952 he was trained at the Finance School Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. His Army MOS was 1622 Cashier Finance Office. His significant duty assignment was then the 22nd Finance Disbursement Section Fort Lewis Washington. Corporal Johnson was released from active duty and honorably discharged in January 1954. He was transferred administratively to the Army Reserve to complete 8 years service under Universal Military Training and Service Act. While in the service of his country Merle Walter Johnson earned the National Defense Service Medal. It is our honor to stand in silent reverence as we show respect and gratitude to this hero for his sacrifices made for this nation.

Staging Time: 09:00

Fountain of the Sun Country Club
500 S 80th Street
Mesa, Arizona 85208

Ride Captain:

Tim Gentry  402-210-7857
Lead Road Guard: Patrick Halliday

Special Instructions:

We will meet at this public location per OPSEC
Proceed to private residence: 9:15 AM
Circle of Honor: 9:20 AM
Family safety brief: 9:35 AM
KSU to National Memorial: 9:45 AM
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: 03-29-21
Staging Time: 10:45

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 N Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Ride Captain:

Tim Gentry  402-210-7857
Flag Captain: TBD

Special Instructions:

Meet Flag Captain at assigned shelter.
Flag line set: 10:50 AM
Military Honors: 11:00 AM
Following CDC/Government guidelines/mandates and directives from our State Captain, the following precautions are to be followed: · All members are required to wear a face mask/cloth covering at all times during the mission. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you stand down and stay home. There are no exceptions. · No handshakes, elbow bumps, or hugs for greetings and goodbyes. · If you feel ill or have a temperature, please stay home until you improve. · If you have a medical condition(s) that make you at high risk we ask that you please stand down until conditions improve. · Maintain a minimum of six-foot distance from other members when standing the flag line. Maintain at least 15 feet separation from all family members, cemetery personnel, Honor Guard, funeral home staff, clergy, etc. · Wash your hands before, during (as practical), and after the mission. · Water will be provided by the flag support person and passed out only by that person. No snacks will be provided by flag support and members should not bring any to share either.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Tim Gentry
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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