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Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” George Schoenkopf III, Veteran
USMC, Vietnam
Portland, Oregon – 01-06-20


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to stand for Robert “Bob” George Schoenkopf III, age 73. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps from 12 July 1967 to 14 July 1976. SSGT Schoenkopf served 18 months in Vietnam & Cambodia as a 6632 (Electronic Systems Tech) & a 6612 (Communication & Navigation Systems Tech) on helicopters & OV-10’s.
During Vietnam, Bob was in Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Fleet Marine Force. His unit was involved in Operation Eagle Pull evacuating personnel from Phenom Penh and Operation Frequent Wind evacuating personnel from the fall of Saigon. Bob’s helicopter was shot down twice and on one occasion, he and his crew were classified as MIA for 9 days until rescued by another helicopter crew. During his 9 years of Service to our Nation, Bob earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/4 bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, a Combat Action Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal w/2 bronze stars, the Combat Aircrew Insignia w/3 gold service stars, the Expert Rifle Badge and the Sharpshooter Pistol Badge.
Once Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps, Bob joined the Orange County California Sheriff’s Department and shortly thereafter joined the Tustin Police Department in Tustin, California where he retired on 7 July 2003 as Captain of Patrol Division. During his LEO service, Bob was a motorcycle officer and was the first Traffic Division Motorcycle Sergeant for the department. Please join us as we now stand for Bob just like he and his wife Chris stood for so many other patriots.

Staging Time: 8:00 am

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97086

Ride Captain:

Smokie Parrack

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 8:20 am
KSU: 8:30 am
Flagline Set: 8:45 am
Service Begins: 9:00 am
Meet up top at the Rostrum by the flagpole.
Please enter the cemetery through Gate 1 or 3 as the normal gate is under construction.
*** There will be an RHG provided by SWWA from Camas thru to the Shelter ***
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: John Hanan II
Position: Oregon State Captain

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