September 22, 2017
The family of Dale J. Dieltz, US Navy WWII veteran, has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to stand with honor, dignity and respect at his funeral on Friday, September 22nd in Luverne, MN.
Dale served our country in the Navy during World War II from January of 1944 – April 1946 aboard the USS New Mexico. He was stationed in the South Pacific and served as a gunner’s mate, participating in battles at Leyte Gulf and Okinawa among others. Dale recalled the survival of kamikaze attacks and being in Tokyo Harbor for the signing of the surrender. He had been a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne since 2015.
1:30 pm: Mission briefing at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 203 East Brown Street in Luverne.
3:00 pm: Estimated dismissal.
This mission will include an approximately 25 mile escort to the cemetery near Jasper, MN so please be sure that you arrive with adequate fuel. We will be traveling at highway speeds so no large flags will be allowed on bikes. Please bring your 3×5 flag for the flag line and anything else that you need to be self-sufficient for this mission and drive or ride safely as we gather to honor US Navy WWII Veteran Dale J. Dieltz and show our support for his family and loved ones.
Ride Captain for this mission will be Paul Ramsbey.
Activation Ceremony Co C(-) 1/189th AVN plus 2 Detachments
The Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders have been requested to stand a flag line for the Activation Ceremony for Co C(-) 1/189th AVN and 2 Detachments. They are deploying in support of Operation Spartan Shield. The Ceremony will be held at the Rushmore Civic Center Fine Arts Theater, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD. (West Side of Building on the South end.)
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
09:00 AM Stage in Civic Center Parking Lot
09:15 AM Stand Flag Line
10:00 AM Flag Line Stands Down Ceremony begins
11:00 AM Ceremony ends and Stand Flag Line
11:30 AM Flag Line Dismissed
Flags will be provided.
Please RSVP Ed Andersh at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we have enough flags on hand.
Senior Ride Captain Rapid City
SD Patriot Guard Riders