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Honor Mission
Virgil Grant Hodges, Veteran
Portland, Oregon – 06-16-20


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to stand for Virgil Grant Hodges, age 96. Virgil served in the US Navy from 10 June 1943 to 1 May 1946 on the USS Lexington (CV-16). He was honorably Discharged at the Rate of Storekeeper 2nd Class (E6). Virgil earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/6 bronze service stars, the America Area Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal w/2 bronze service stars and the WWII Victory Medal. Please join us as we pay our respects and honor his service to our nation.

Staging Time: 9:00 am

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

Ride Captain:

Smokie Parrack

Special Instructions:

Mask required to be in Flag Line. Bring Gloves if you wish to be a possible Pallbearer.
Briefing: 9:20 am
KSU: 9:30 am
Flagline Set: 9:45 am
Service Begins: 10:00 am
Meet up top at the Rostrum by the flagpole.
Please enter the cemetery through Gate 1 or 3 as gate 2 is closed.
*** There will be an RHG provided by SWWA 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: Smokie Parrack
Position: NW OR District 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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