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Honor Mission
Michael Kocijan, Veteran
United States Air Force – Vietnam, GW/ODS
Jacksonville, Florida  02-12-21


The family of  Master Sergeant Michael Kocijan (71) graciously requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line as they pay their final respects.  MSgt Kocijan served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years, from 1968 to 1993. Following his service, he was a member of American Legion Post 283, Jacksonville Fl.
MSgt Kocijan’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Bronze Star, A. F. Outstanding Unit Award, NCC Professional Military to Grad Ribbon, A. F. Overseas Long Tour Ribbon w/Oak Leaf Cluster, A. F. Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, and A. F. Longevity Service Award Ribbon with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster.

8:30 AM – Staging

Lannie Road Baptist Church
5998 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
8:45 AM – Briefing
9:00 AM – Kickstands up t0 Jacksonville National Cemetery

Ride Captain:

Richard “Rich” Vernon
(904) 254-9269

Special Instructions:

COVID-19 precautions will be observed per PGR State guidelines, which include the mandatory donning of face masks covering both mouth & nose during the mission, the social distancing of 6 feet (20 feet from the family), and the use of hand sanitizer.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Richard Vernon
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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  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. Please accept my condolences on your loss. May my prayers help to ease your pain during these trying times. Rest In Peace and Honor Brother. Lest We Forget!

    U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Veteran
    Standing in Memory of,
    My Father, Harold A. Silvernail U.S. Army
    My Step-Father, Edwin D. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Raymond Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, John H. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, David J. Alexander U.S. Navy
    Standing in Honor of,
    My Brother, David J. Alexander U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Jillian A. Silvernail U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Kirsten M. Silvernail Kennedy U.S. Air Force
    My Son-In-Law, Jayson E. Kennedy U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Stewart F. Silvernail U.S. Army

  3. To family and friends,..

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

    It is my honor and privilege to stand with families of and for those who dared stand where many feared to tread. Your loss is immeasurable but it will mark again the strength and fortitude of the families who raised and supported our heroes, our disciplined, our courageous, among whom you are included and so often overlooked, even abandoned.
    Thank you for your fortitude and sacrifices. We are thusly forever bonded. 🇺🇸🙏🗽🙏🇺🇲

  4. My wife and I wish to extend out sincerest condolences for the loss of YOUR HERO.
    Standing for those that Stood for us.
    Ride Captain, Ocala, FL

  5. Thank you for standing for this gallant man. He is a vetern his father hugh casey ww2, his grandfather Fredrick died civil was, he has 22 Patriots in his family line of American Revolutionary War.
    He will lie in a field of fellow shoulders where belongs in immorality. Love Respect peace my love. Nite Nite

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