Saturday March 15, 2015
Memorial Service - A1C Viet Tran, US Air Force - Quincy, CA
The Patriot Guard Riders having been invited by the family of fallen US Air Force Veteran, A1C Viet Tran, to stand and honor during his Memorial Service at the Fehrman Mortuary, 392 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA. 95971
Airman Viet Tran was on Active Duty stationed at Robbins AFB, Warner Robbins, GA. We know very little about how he died, but do know the matter is still under investigation. Nonetheless a family has lost a son, who stood for us, so now it is time for us to stand for him.
MEMORIAL Services began at 1100 hrs, at Ferhman's Mortuary 392 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971, at the corner of Lawrence Street and Railway Ave, Quincy, CA 95971. We formed a flag line to render honors to the family and friends as they arrive for the Memorial Service & Military Honors.
Today, Sunday, Seven Nevada Patriot Guard riders from Reno, Carson, Washoe and Sparks joined eleven NorCal PGR members on a pleasant but windy day in Quincy CA to honor Airman First Class Viet Tran at his memorial service. Airman Tran graduated from Quincy H.S. in 2012 and was very well cared for in the Quincy community as shown by the large gathering of family and friends. Airman Tran was just 20 years old.
The eighteen member Flag line stood a record breaking 2 hours and 10 minutes and was given many warm and grateful thanks from the community. Our sympathies go out to the active Air Force Honor Guard who stood without a flinch at parade rest for the entire two hour service.
I would like to give a special thanks to Reno Nevada PGR Asset State Captain Bill Drummond and his contingent and who traveled to assist the Susanville PGR stand Honor Line with American Flags during this Mission. Also present with our Patriot Guard Riders we had a great representation of many groups on this Mission.
They include :
U. S. Air Force Honor Guard - Beal Air Force Base
Patriot Guard Riders
Lastly, but not the least, I am thankful to US Air Force – Airman Viet Tran, 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, your Mission is complete.
RC: Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
PGR - Ride Captain Susanville, CA
ARC & Photo & Video:
Blake "Burnout" Hutchinson