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    Michael R. Di Cerbo, Veteran, USN - Phoenix, Arizona - 08 Mar 2018

    Honor Mission

    Michael R. Di Cerbo, Veteran
    Phoenix, Arizona - 08 Mar 2018

    The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand a flag line for military honors, and it shall be our honor to do so.

    Michael R. Di Cerbo entered the Navy during World War II and spent 9 years working as an aviation machinists mate until the Korean Conflict was resolved. He spent those 9 years at the Norfolk, Virginia Naval Air Station. He met and married his wife who was a WAVE in the Navy on March 2, 1945.

    After being honorably discharged from the Navy, the family moved to Columbus, Ohio where Mike was able to finish his Bachelorís Degree in industrial management at Ohio State University. After a very cold 18 months working for General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan, the family moved to Phoenix in 1957. Their son was born in 1959. Mike worked as a manager for Motorola Semiconductor for 38 years. Six of the years were spent in Geneva, Switzerland and another two years in Hong Kong. Mike and his wife wanted to see the world and this opportunity of working abroad fulfilled that dream. They were delighted that their children also had the opportunity to travel.

    For 37 years Mike was a Toastmaster which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was the District 3 Governor in 1987-88. In retirement, Mike gave back to the community many times over by volunteering his time to teach Toastmasters Youth Leadership to elementary and middle school students in the Scottsdale Unified School District and several other districts.

    Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
    National Cemetery (see below)
    23029 N. Cave Creek Rd
    Phoenix, Arizona - 85024

    Ride Captain:
    Jim Anderson

    Special Instructions:
    Staging will be at at the designated shelter. Please confirm the shelter at the marquee as you ride in.

    Await arrival of coach and procession for 10 am military honors

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    Submitted By: Bill Wooster
    Position: Assistant State Captain

    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 join, simply go to and click on Register. Membership is Free.

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    Last edited by Remagen; 03-07-2018 at 07:20 AM.

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    Registered User Semper Fi Dawg's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
    US Marine 1979-1982
    John 3:16

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    Registered User kbell's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Michael R Di Cerbo. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Mike for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
    If you are going to worry then don't pray...
    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
    Jeremiah 29:11

    Live simply. Love generously.
    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    Registered User Military Sniper's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    OFallon, MO
    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USN Veteran, Michael R. Di Cerbo. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tec 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Jr. Private, US Army, WWII (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)

    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
    US Army (Ret)
    Jul 72 - Aug 94

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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    Zephyrhills, Florida
    Rest In Peace WWII/Korea Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    Registered User SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Crestview, FL
    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    And as we of the United States Navy would say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we now have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
    Retired FL Assistant State Captain
    Retired FL/MS Ride Captain
    Crestview, FL

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    USS Flatley (FFG-21)
    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
    USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44)
    USNR Retired

    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    Ride Captain lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Lakeland, FL
    God bless you and please hang on to the knowledge that you will be reunited with him one day. Our earthly lives are just a short time in our eternity and you will join back together forever.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesnít grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.

    Ron "Smokey" Wasmuth
    US Air Force 1962 - 1966
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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    Registered User jaegers's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Tipton, IA
    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this veteran.
    Know that you are in our prayers and in the Lords hands.
    Thank You for your loved ones service to our great nation.
    So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men. Philippians 2--29

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    Ride Captain srdoll's Avatar
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    Aug 2006
    Farmington, MO. 63640
    RIP, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
    U.S. Navy Veteran ('61-'65-'67)
    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    Ride Captain Ted43's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    Glen Rose, TX
    May the memories of your loved one’s service, and their devotion to friends and family, bring smiles that overshadow your grief and fill your heart with peace. Although no words can really help to ease your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. Sincere condolences for your loss.

    Ted Waldron
    Ride Captain North Texas PGR
    Vietnam 68-69

    Riding in memory of:
    GySgt. Wallace Carl Bergstrom, Jr - USMC - Vietnam

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    Ride Captain
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    Lakewood, CO
    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Michael R. Di Cerbo, US Navy Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir...those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.
    Kathy "Rat" Goldstein
    Ride Captain - Colorado
    State Captain (Ret)

    To those whose duty it is to protect and preserve the freedom of the people of this country, I most humbly thank you.

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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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    Cisco, TX
    It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA's you are not forgotten.

    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    Registered User fiddler892's Avatar
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    Corfu, NY
    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.

    As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day,
    I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
    I hear you when you're laughing, and watch you while you sleep,
    I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
    I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home,
    So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone.
    Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me,
    Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
    Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.
    Rev. Rick Hensel
    PGR NY Reg. 1

    Standing in honor of:
    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
    In memory of:
    My Father, Frederick (Red) Hensel Sr., NY National Guard
    My Cousin, Richard Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
    My Uncle, Donald Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Uncle, Harold Hensel, USA, WWII
    My Uncle, Sgt William (Bill) Hensel, USA, WWII

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    Ride Captain Murphyd55's Avatar
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    Feb 2017
    Cave Creek
    My wife and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this fallen Hero. Keep him in your hearts; remember the love you share and he'll never truly be gone. God Bless.
    David "Murf" Murphy
    AZ Ride Captain



    Riding and Standing in Memory of:

    My dad, Ross G. Murphy - USN - Coxswain - WWII
    My uncle, John Scofield - USN - WWII

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    Registered User Harley Harrold's Avatar
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    Meridian, MS.
    Ride safe, I will be there in spirit, Godspeed.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

    USN 1971-1975
    USAF 1975 - 2011 (Retired)

    Aerospace Propulsion Systems Technician / Engine Trending & Diagnostics Technician / Wing Engine Manager.

    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

    2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY (Dragon Warrior)

    Here be a DRAGON...from HOUSTON, TEXAS.


    ENGLISH by birth, AMERICAN by choice, SOUTHERN by the grace of God.

    Member of:

    PGR of MS - PGR of Central Texas Region - VFW (Life Member) - Past Commander (2011-2012) VFW Post 79, Meridian, MS - Past Chairman & former member of the VFW Riders Meridian, MS (2009-2013) - American Legion - MRF - Gun Owners of America - NRA - III% - College Park United Methodist Church - National HOG (Life Member) - Meridian HOG Chapter London, England (Life Member) - I am a Full time biker [45+ years].


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