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Honor Mission
Roy Tachias, Veteran
USA – Korea
Albuquerque, New Mexico – 02-18, 02-19-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders of New Mexico have been requested to honor Roy Tachias, the Korean War’s “one-man army.” Roy joined the Army in 1950. Roy volunteered to be one of the first troops to deploy to Korea, making him a member of Task Force Smith. Task Force Smith suffered extremely high casualty rates; around 40 percent were killed. “Wherever we were, that was the front line,” he said. After the unit pushed the North Koreans across the Chinese border, the Chinese fought back. It was on a winter night in 1950 when Roy was posted several thousand feet ahead of his unit on the front line to keep an eye out for any attacking troops. Soon, he heard something: the sound of approaching footsteps. He estimates there were around 50 Chinese troops heading straight for him. By the end of his one-man assault, 33 were dead and he had even taken a prisoner, and the remaining troops fled in disarray. Roy was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and heroism after the incident. Staff Sergeant Tachias also received a Bronze Star with Valor and the Purple Heart during the war. This is a 2 part, 2 day mission.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-18-21
Staging Time: 09:20 AM

French Funeral Home
1111 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ride Captain:

Billy Crain
bdcrain50@gmail.com
505-263-8771
Asst: Dan Rambow – dan48041@yahoo.com – 505-210-1203

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 09:40 am
Escort: 10:00 am to Calvary Church, 4001 Osuna Rd Ne, Albuquerque, NM.
Flag Line: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02-19-21
Staging Time: 10:45

French Funeral Home1111 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ride Captain:

Billy Crain
bdcrain50@gmail.com
505-263-8771
Asst: Dan Rambow – dan48041@yahoo.com – 505-210-1203

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 11:15 am
Escort: 11:30 am to Santa Fe National Cemetery for 12:45 pm service.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Daniel Rambow
Position: New Mexico Ride 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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