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Honor Mission
Robert L. Gaston , Veteran
Canton, Georgia – 05-04-20


The family of U.S. Army Veteran Robert Lee Gaston, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders honor him by escorting him and his family from the Darby Funeral Home to Georgia National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. We have informed them that it will be an honor and privilege to do so. PFC Robert Gaston served during the Korean War. He was an accomplished baseball player and was assigned at Fort McPherson playing baseball for the 3rd Army. In 1956 his team played in and won the “Army World Series”. After leaving the military, Mr. Gaston became a Lithographer for the American Can Corporation designing the markings on soda cans. He retired after thirty years. Mr. Gaston also enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Staging Time: 8:15 am

Darby Funeral Home
480 East Main Street
Canton, Georgia 30114

Ride Captain:

Jimmy “Jwan” Warren
(706) 618-3402

Special Instructions:

After a short briefing we will establish and stand a flag line outside the funeral home as the U.S. Army Honor Guard renders military honors outside. Please execute CDC guidelines by practicing appropriate distancing. We will then get lined up to escort this HERO and his family from Darby Funeral Home to Georgia National Cemetery. We are currently still restricted from entering the cemetery as a group. Accordingly, at the main entrance gate we will go around the circle and stop momentarily to allow the hearse and family to enter the cemetery. When clear and safe, we will then depart.
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: Byron L Hall
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain

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May 4, 2020
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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. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Robert L. Gaston. May you rest in peace your duty here on earth is over.

    Lamar “SpeedyO”, Owen PGR
    US Army Vietnam 1967 – 1968
    Riding in honor of my Brother
    James W. Owen USAAC

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