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Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” E. Davis, Veteran
Oshkosh, Wisconsin – 11-18-20



Robert joined his beloved Rosemary on October 10, 2020 following a brief illness. Robert’s life on earth began on April 30, 1925 on the family farm in Green Lake, WI, the son of Irving Sylvester Davis, and Nellie Gertrude Davis. He married Rosemary Isabel Unser on October 22, 1949, spending 70 years together until Rosemary’s death on June 8th.He was one strong man who fought in WWII, walked many miles across Europe, helped to liberate the concentration camp, Dachau, but found he just could not live without his wife. Bob served his country as part of the Rainbow Division, 42nd Infantry Division from July 24, 1944 through June 23, 1946. The horrors he witnessed lived silently within him and it was only during the past few years that he was able to speak about them with family. One of the latest highlights in Robert’s life was being able to participate in an Honor Flight with his son, John. He enjoyed meeting Senator Bob Dole and his wife and having the opportunity to speak with them. The biggest surprise on that trip however was seeing his daughter Sharon and her husband in Washington DC.

Staging Time: 08:30

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church
830 S Westhaven Dr,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Larry Cavanaugh

Special Instructions:

Staging 8:30 a.m.
Family arrival 9:00 a.m.
Visitation 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Mass of Christian burial 11:00 a.m.
Escort to burial
1. We will not be indoors in proximity to family or visitors.
2. The Ride Captain will present the plaque and dog tags to the family privately.
3. No other members will assist or attend.
4. ALL members MUST wear a face mask over mouth and nose at all times from the time they dismount or leave their vehicle until they depart.
5. Members may remove masks if they are more than 8 feet from anyone else but must have it in place should anyone approach. Failure to follow this will result in being ordered to leave the mission.
6. We have asked that the family and friends maintain a safe distance of 8 – 10 feet at all times (therefore we cannot line the immediate entry area or open doors).
7. I ask each member to make sure they have a mask with them at all times as well as hand sanitizer and possibly gloves (laundered between each mission).
I have reviewed this policy with National and have their agreement that failure to follow this is not only a violation of the trust of the people we serve but jeopardizes the health and safety of all involved. Any person who does not wish to follow this policy should refrain from attending any mission. Any member violating this policy will be removed immediately and permanently from the Patriot Guard Riders.
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: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin 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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November 18, 2020
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