Welcome Home/Wounded Warrior – SPC Marc V. Fernandez, 21, USA, Ontario, CA – 27 APR 2013

The PGR has been invited to assist in the welcome home and celebration for Army Specialist Marco Vincent Fernandez, Chino Hills HS class of 2010, 8th squadron, 1st cavalry regiment, US ARMY, Fort Lewis.

Marc was wounded the later part of October 2012 after spending only a short time in Afghanistan.  He was wounded by an IED while traveling in a striker vehicle.  He lost his right leg below the knee.  He is recently married and the father of one year old twins.  This will be his first time home since his injury.

Marc is arriving in Ontario on 27 APR 13.  The family is planning a Welcome Home Hero Celebration at 3pm at the American Legion Hall in Chino.  The Patriot Guard Riders are meeting Marc and his family at the airport and then accompanying them to Chino.  The PGR is also invited to stay and meet Marc and his family once we arrive at the American Legion Post.

NOTE:  This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero. For those interested, and all are welcome, please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time table for Saturday  27  Apr  2013

1245 – Stage at Jack-in-the-Box, 1840 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario (Airport), CA 91761

1300 – Mission briefing.

1315 – KSU to arrival location. After arrival, KSU to Homecoming Location in Chino.
Map link for this mission   –   http://tinyurl.com/3ksvo6a

R/C : John E. Nanney

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).

This mission involves an aircraft arrival.  Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread for any last minute changes before leaving.   Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can.

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