The family of Army Vietnam War Veteran Joseph Kish, Jr. has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand to honor his service and sacrifice to our nation at his interment ceremony Friday, May 20. Joe served from 1969 to 1971, receiving multiple decorations including the bronze star. Joe was a life member of the VFW Post 8282 in Breinigsville and served as both Jr. Vice Commander, and Certified Service Officer where he was instrumental in getting benefits for other veterans. A long time friend of Region 5 RC Ed “the Grunt” Goehring, Joe stood many flag lines with the PGR.
The PGR will escort Joe and his family to IGNC for interment. Joseph Kish, Jr. was a patriot who served his country with honor. Now it is our turn to stand to honor him.
ESCORT: 20 MAY 2016 Staging: 0800 HRS, KSU: 0830 HRS
CJ Hummel’s Restaurant
28 Willow Street
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
Stage: In the parking lot of the restaurant
INTERMENT CEREMONY: IGNC, 1000 HRS
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
If going directly to IGNC, stage at the upper parking lot opposite the rear of the PA Memorial, (turn left at the US Flag Circle). Stage at 0930 HRS
DO NOT PROCEED TO COMMITTAL SITE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
RCIC: Rod Afflerbach, RC, Region 5
National Link: https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?417085