Friday November 20, 2015
Interment - US Navy WWII Veteran - Denam J. Elledge, Janesville, CA
The Patriot Guard Riders having been invited by the family of fallen US Navy - WWII Veteran, Denam J. Elledge, to stand and honor during his Interment Service at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, CA.. The mission involved a flag line at the Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, CA for family and friends to pass through.
Denam J. Elledge was born and raised in Standish and after college, entered the US Navy in 1943 and served aboard the USS Eaton (DD-510 a Fletcher Class Destroyer) in the Pacific Theater. Denam J. Elledge was discharged from the US Navy in 1946 and returned home to the Standish area where he worked on the family's ranch until 1960. Denam J. Elledge then began a career with Lassen County until he retired in 1981.
Denam J. Elledge was a proud WWII - US Navy Veteran. 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 approximately 1400hrs, at the Janesville Cemetery, off of Main Street and Cemetery Lane (directly across the street from the intersection of Christie and Main Street) in Janesville, CA 96114.
On an overcast, winter day, a total of 13 PGR members, met at Janesville Cemetery where all were present to show Honors to Denam J. Elledge and his family at his Interment Service.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for their assistance and participation in this Mission :
Ride Captain Tom Ritter and Chuck from Minden, NV and Ride Captain Skip Kelly and Terri, who drove down from Alturas to assist the Susanville PGR stand Honor Line with American Flags during this Mission.
In addition to our Patriot Guard Riders we had a great representation of many groups on this Mission. They include :
Patriot Guard Riders
U. S. Navy Honor Team - NAS Fallon, NV
Lastly, but not the least, I am thankful to US Navy - WWII Veteran Denam J. Elledge, an American Hero and his family.
Your watch has been stood, your duty to protect this nation is complete, and you’ve earned the right to be called a true American Hero. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace my friend, your Mission is complete.
RC: Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
ARC and Photographer: