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#1 john

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:39 AM

There is a drive for support of a fallen Marine as his body is transferred from McClellan to Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue CA following a route on 50. They are asking for people to get on overpasses with flags, signs, etc.

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The family of SSgt Sky R Mote has invited the PGR to sand a flag line for his dignified transfer on Thursday August 16, at McClellan AFB, CA. The PGR are indeed honored to stand for this American Hero.

SSgt Sky R Mote, died Aug. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California. He was Killed in Action along with two other Marines, Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, 29, of Los Altos Hills, California, and Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke, 31, of Herndon, Va., We mourn the loss of these three Marines.

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STAGING: 4:15PM (1615HRS)
LOCATION: 3028 Peacekeeper way, McClellan Air Park, North Highlands, Ca.
BRIEFIING: 4:30PM (1630 HRS)

We will move to the aircraft arrival area and stand a Flag Line for his dignified transfer to his transportation. Immediately following that we will provide an Honors Escort to the Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery Rescue CA. We will stand another flag line at the mortuary for his dignified transfer to the facility. Once he has been transferred to the Mortuary, the PGR will be dismissed.

RIDE CAPTAIN: Rick Barba, 916-233-9814

Assistant Ride Captain/Safety Captain: Tom Jefferies

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. PLEASE CONTACT THE Ride Captain Rick Barba WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, AT john_steiner@pacbell.net .

To assist you in scheduling missions and to keep abreast of upcoming events please view the NorCal Capitol Region event calendar at: www.brownbearsw.com/freecal/CapitolRegion

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

My wife and I will go out and stand on the overpass with our
flags. We need to know the route. If they are coming West on 50
will they be turning up through Folsom to Green Valley Road, or
where? If we stand on the overpass on Prairie City Road that
goes over 50, will they be coming through there? Need to know
the route and approximate time.

Also, is it legal to stand on the overpasses to do this? I
really don't care, I will do it anyway.

Thanks.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

Cal, can you email john_steiner@pacbell.net and then post the route?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

sounds like they are leaving McClellan around 4:30 to 5 pm and heading to Rescue. Yes, what Deb said, please let us know the route.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

here's some more info:

Thursday, 8/16/12: A Hero's Welcome is scheduled at McClellan Air Force Base on Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 at Hanger 3. The procession will travel east on 50 to Latrobe, up Serrano Parkway and left onto Silva Valley Parkway to pass Silva Valley Elementary and Rolling Hills Middle Schools at around 6:00/6:30. All are welcome and encouraged to line the streets with flags and banners in support of the Mote family and to honor the sacrifice Sky and all troops make for our country.

Sunday, 8/19/12: At 6:30 pm, a procession will start at Blue Oak Elementary School. The procession will walk to Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park. People are welcome to meet at Blue Oak, line the street along the way, or wait at the church. The procession itself starts at 6:30; service will be immediately thereafter.



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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

here's some more info:

Thursday, 8/16/12: A Hero's Welcome is scheduled at McClellan Air Force Base on Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 at Hanger 3. The procession will travel east on 50 to Latrobe, up Serrano Parkway and left onto Silva Valley Parkway to pass Silva Valley Elementary and Rolling Hills Middle Schools at around 6:00/6:30. All are welcome and encouraged to line the streets with flags and banners in support of the Mote family and to honor the sacrifice Sky and all troops make for our country.

Sunday, 8/19/12: At 6:30 pm, a procession will start at Blue Oak Elementary School. The procession will walk to Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park. People are welcome to meet at Blue Oak, line the street along the way, or wait at the church. The procession itself starts at 6:30; service will be immediately thereafter.


not a lot of time for his family to visit with him before the services. I'll get my flag ready. I guess the best place would be the Prairie City Road overcrossing?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:16 PM

My wife and I will be on the Prairie City Road overcrossing too. The information that I have received from John Steiner says that they will be exiting HWY 50 at El Dorado Hills then turning onto Serrano Parkway then on to Green Valley Road.

I'm just guessing but I would think they would be at the Prairie
City Road overcrossing around 5:15 - 5:30 PM, possibly a bit later.

Everyone that can please turn out and show our gratitude to this
young Marine that gave his life for his country.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

here's some more info:

Thursday, 8/16/12: A Hero's Welcome is scheduled at McClellan Air Force Base on Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 at Hanger 3. The procession will travel east on 50 to Latrobe, up Serrano Parkway and left onto Silva Valley Parkway to pass Silva Valley Elementary and Rolling Hills Middle Schools at around 6:00/6:30. All are welcome and encouraged to line the streets with flags and banners in support of the Mote family and to honor the sacrifice Sky and all troops make for our country.

Is there a website that lists the times they expect to be at each street between 5-6? I will be in that general area for an appointment at 6 and would like to participate, and get to my appt on time.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

I just called the Folsom Police Department to let them know that
a bunch of us would be out on the Prairie City overpass. The person
I talked to didn't think there would be a problem with this and if
there is someone would get back to me.

See you there between 5:15 & 5:45 PM today. Bring your flags.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

I just called the Folsom Police Department to let them know that
a bunch of us would be out on the Prairie City overpass. The person
I talked to didn't think there would be a problem with this and if
there is someone would get back to me.

See you there between 5:15 & 5:45 PM today. Bring your flags.


awesome. prairie city and scott road would both be good locations to show them Folsom cares. Any Boy Scouts out there? It would be nice to line both overcrossings.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:00 AM

I am sure that the Marines and other services with the VFW here
in Folsom will be involved in one way or another. I am not a member
of the local VFW but they are a great organization.

This is not a time to bring up problems within the services. This
is a time to honor a fallen veteran no matter what service they
are in.

Also, Scott road would be a good place too. I just went out to
The Prairie City overpass and there is plenty of room for people
to stand and pay their respects.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

I don't want to start a big debate -- but does anyone know where i can buy new Made in USA flags around Folsom?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:16 AM

I don't want to start a big debate -- but does anyone know where i can buy new Made in USA flags around Folsom?


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:21 AM

Lowes for sure.


Thanks, will go to Lowes.

Update: Just fyi for those who care. Lowe's had flags made in the USA but they tended to be larger. The hand sized flags are not labeled as made in USA but the computer shows that they are so. They had a bunch -- 20-30 I guess.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:50 AM

I called the Folsom VFW and they will be involved.

If anyone knows phone numbers for the Boy Scout troops
call them and see if some of them can go out. Girl Scouts too.

I know the kids are back in school but they would have time
to get out to Prairie City or Scott.
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