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Micheal Thornton, Veteran – PGR
USA – Vietnam
Port Wentworth, Georgia – 10-18-20


The Patriot Guard Riders were asked to remember the life of Mike “The Mayor” Thornton and we are honored to do so. The Mayor served in the US. Army for seven years that included a tour in Vietnam as a Door Gunner. After this tour, The Mayor served in the Panama Canal Zone. While with the US. Army, The Mayor earned numerous awards including the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Cluster, and many other awards. After leaving the Army, The Mayor continued to serve with the Department of Defense as an Aircraft Mechanic. The Mayor was an avid motorcycle rider and was a member the Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association and rode with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Staging Time: 11:30 am

The intersection of Black Creek Road and Treadway St.
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407

Ride Captain:

Greg “LT” Ernst

Special Instructions:

Please do not block any driveways at the staging location. We will meet near the Thornton residence at 11:30 am, with a briefing at 12:00 pm. KSU at 12:30 pm, proceeding to Kings Ferry Park and boat ramp on south HWY 17, in Chatham County.
There will be a brief memorial service, then a Celebration of Life.
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: Gregory Ernst
Position: Georgia Ride Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of our PGR Brother. May He Rest in Peace.

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

  2. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Micheal Thornton. Thank you for your service to our country, your can rest in peace your job here on earth is done.

    Lamar SpeedyO Owen PGR
    U S Army Vietnam 1967-1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC WWII
    Canton, GA.

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