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The Patriot Guard Riders have been graciously invited by the family of MSgt Daryl L Flosi to stand for their loved one and our hero
Daryl “Guido” L. Flosi, 66, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 22, 2013 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He was the beloved husband of Jamie Hoover Flosi; adoring son of Emil Flosi and the late Ruth File Flosi; devoted father of David Flosi & Lisa Taylor; cherished stepfather of Jennifer Johnson, Kelly Cook, & Jessica Adams; loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren; and noble friend to many.
Born October 11, 1947 in Santa Clara, California, he was a graduate of Adrienne C. Wilcox High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 at the age of 18. While serving his first tour of duty in Vietnam and as a Lance Corporal, Daryl was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous distinguished personal and unit awards. Daryl’s first tour in Vietnam was from August 1966 to September 1967 and participated in many named combat operations during that period. In over 20 years of service to his country he served around the world with the 5th Marines (2/5) as a Forward Air Controller (Vietnam), Returned stateside to the 27th Marines (3/27) and 1st Marine Division HQBN, Completed Naval Gunfire and Basic Airborne Schools before joining Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Co./1st ANGLICO. From 1969 to 1972 Daryl served with the Marines and Sailors attached to Marine Barracks Rota, Spain. Daryl returned to Vietnam as part of a Joint Advisory Task Force with 1st ANGLICO. He often spoke of being the last Marine to leave Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. He returned to California and the 11thMarines (1/11) followed by duty with 4th ANGLICO, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Marine Corps brought him back to the West Coast for duty with the Nuclear Weapons School and Nuclear Ordnance Platoon followed by a return to the 11th Marines (4/11). As a Master Sergeant, Daryl joined the Marine Corps Institute and the Marines of Marine Barrack 8th & I in Washington, DC. From 1982 through 1985, MSgt Flosi marched and performed with the parade staff that conducted Sunset and Evening Parades which are attended by thousands of spectators annually. After returning to the 11th Marines (5/11) one last time, MSgt Flosi made the decision to retire after 21 years of devoted and faithful service 1986.
His Personal and Unit Awards Include:
Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Bronze Stars, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal with Silver Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star Individual Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was an avid rider and proud member of his motorcycle club” THE CORPS”
Staging:10:30 Quantico National Cemetery 18424 Joplin Road Triangle VA 22172 at rest room(Yorktown Blvd) this location will provide shelter from possible cold weather
11:00 leaving for Memorial Chapel at Quantico (on base) bldg 3019 (off Catlin Ave)
Flag line: upon arrival at chapel,prior to 12:00 Memorial service
Leave ahead of Corps Riding Club and family to pre-stage at grave site at Quantico
Flag line and Honors 13:30
Ride Captain:Steve Payne@703 283 1211
Please bring 3×5 flags for both flag lines
Iron horses preferred ,cages welcome as always
Flag protocol will be discussed by Ride Cpt in charge
Military riding gear is REQUIRED
GVT issued photo id
DOT approved helmet
Long sleeve shirt or jacket
Over the ankle boots
Have reflective gear available (in case we are ask to wear it)
NOTE. ALL attendees (PGR)are required to attend pre-mission briefing in order to participate
The RIDE CPT is in charge of the entire mission
PLEASE:check the weather. Your safety is our main concern and if there is snow or ice please cage this mission