Memorial – Cpl Joshua R. Ashley, 23, OEF , USMC , Saturday 20 Jul 2013

Originating City: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
We are honored the family of Joshua R. Ashley asks the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in their son’s Celebration of Life and 1 year anniversary of his passing.Cpl Joshua R. Ashley, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga, died July 19, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

On 1 AUG 12 the Patriot Guard Riders stood in honor at Ontario Airport as Cpl Ashley was returned to his family, and on 2 AUG 12 the Patriot Guard Riders participated in his funeral and Military Honors.

Saturday, 20 JUL 13 we again have the honor to pay our respects to Joshua and his family.  The United States Marine Corps will present Cpl Ashley the Bronze Star for his heroic action.

Note:  On 19 JUL 13, at 2000 hrs, we are invited to Joshua’s Remembrance Candle Light get together at Joshua’s city banner located Haven Ave and Arrow Highway.  (Banner located in front of the JC Penney Outlet store). This is not a mission, but you are welcome to attend.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.

Time table for Saturday  20  Jul  2013
1515 – Stage at Central Park, 11200 Baseline Rd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
1530 – Mission briefing
1545 – Proceed to Celebration of Life for flag line for Bronze Star presentation
Map link for this mission   –   http://goo.gl/maps/EKzLs
R/C : Paul Anderson
AKA Peacekeeper
Downey, CA
310.717.3656
panderson15680@aol.com

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car.  If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the R/C (Ride Captain).  Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car).

Please remember to share your condolences with the family at this link:

http://www.patriotguard.org/ALLForums/tabid/61/forumid/186/postid/2095494/view/topic/Default.aspx

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