Saturday May 21, 2016
Internment Service for fallen US Army PFC C.L. "TONY'' Duncan, Alturas, CA
On a typical spring day in the "Land of the Modoc", with breezy west winds, a hint of rain and mostly cloudy conditions, a final tribute for fallen U.S. Army PFC C.L. "Tony" Duncan was conducted at the Alturas cemetery, Alturas Ca.
Twelve Patriot Guard Riders assembled to "stand the flag line" to show their respect & honors for this true American hero, his family and friends.
PGR members from the Northern Nevada group, the greater Redding area, Susanville and Alturas were in attendance as was the military color guard from Redding and members of various veterans groups from Alturas. Many of Tony's former work associates from the California Dept. of Corrections shared their stories of working with him over his long and dedicated career of public service after the military and it became obvious that he was very well liked and respected. PFC Duncan your watch has been stood and your mission here is complete. Rest in peace my brother.
Tony was born on May 19, 1943 in Bakersfield Ca. and passed away on Dec 1, 2015 in Redding, Ca. at the age of 72. PFC Duncan served his country proudly from Jan. 4, 1961 thru Dec 17,1963 and attained the rank of Private First Class.
His service medals include Marksman (Rifle M-1) Marksman (MG .30) while serving as an Armored Intel Spec. with HHT 2nd Recon Sqdn, 9th Cav USARSEVEN in Germany.
Tony was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and liked nothing better than sitting around telling his friends tales of his hunting escapades. Tony worked for the California Dept of Corrections for many years, beginning in 1965 and among other duties spent time as the Sergeant at Intermountain CC#22 in Nubieber before promoting to Lieutenant at the California Correctional Center in Susanville. From there he was successful in becoming assigned as the opening Camp Lieutenant at Devil's Garden CC#40, located near Alturas, California, where he served until his retirement in 1997.
Because of his love of life, his sense of humor and his love for his family, he will be missed by many.
Services began at 1100 hrs at Alturas Cemetery where 15+ PGR stood flag line along the entry road inside the cemetery, and for Military Honors
Skip "Boonierider" Kelly, Modoc PGR
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