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Honor Mission
Walter Francis Gersch, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
MULTI-CITY, Alabama – 06-12-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Walter Francis Gersch has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to escort their loved one to his final resting place.  We will be honored to do so.
Mr. Gersch stood for us.  Now is the time to stand for him.  Mr. Gersch (79) was in the US Army in Vietnam and served with distinction.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-12-20
Staging Time: 7:45 a.m.

Wavaho Fuel and Food
1595 Hwy 231 (corner of Al Hwy 36)
Lacey’s Spring, Alabama 35754

Ride Captain:

Coop, pgrcoop@gmail.com, 256-653-2896

Special Instructions:

Line up for briefing and escort. Riding motorcycles, especially in large groups, is dangerous. All riders should be aware of those dangers and should not participate unless willing to accept the associated risk.
KSU 8:15 – No Leo escort to 2nd Staging.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-12-20
Staging Time: 9:30 a.m.

Shell Truck Stop
I-65 exit 29
114500 Hwy 91
Hanceville, Alabama 35077

Ride Captain:

Coop, pgrcoop@gmail.com, 256-653-2896

Special Instructions:

Line up for briefing and escort.  Riding motorcycles, especially in large groups, is dangerous. All riders should be aware of those dangers and should not participate unless willing to accept the associated risks.  Pick up additional riders.
KSU: 9:45 – No LEO, escort to 3rd Staging.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 06-12-20
Staging Time: 10:45 a.m.

ChervonI-65 exit 23
4265 Weathervane Rd
Calera, Alabama 35040

Ride Captain:

Russell “ Skinny” Padgett, pgrskinny@aol.com, 205-540-7063

Special Instructions:

Riding motorcycles, especially in large groups, is dangerous. All riders should be aware of those dangers and should not participate unless willing to accept the associated risk.
Escort to Alabama National Cemetery ( ride through only)
3331 Hwy 119
Montevallo, Al. 35115
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 Cooper
Position: Alabama 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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June 12
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Walter Francis Gersch Comment

  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

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