Additional Update: We have added a stop on our way to Meadville which will also be an Alternate Staging for those joining the procession, details within the post.
Update: Visitation, service and interment details for Meadville have been added.
SFC. Octavio Araujo
Operation Iraqi Freedom KIA
15 March 2021
Moon & Meadville, PA
The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been invited by the family of Sergeant First Class Octavio Araujo, U.S. Army , to stand in silent honor for the service then escort him home for the interment.
SFC. Octavio Araujo enlisted in the U.S. Army, with last duty assignment in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was killed in action while defending our country and protecting our freedom.
Decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Senior Parachute Badge, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.
SFC. Octavio Araujo served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to stand in honor for him.
Monday, 15 March 2021
Briefing: 5:15 PM
Details will be discussed during the Mission Briefing which will include the escort to Meadville.
KSU, Honorable Escort: TBD
Stephen P Mizner Funeral Home
404 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Flag Line: 5:00 PM
Family arriving at 5:00 PM
Visitation from 6-9:00 PM
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Flag Line: 10:00 AM
Family arriving at 10:00 AM
Visitation from 11-12:00 PM
Service at 12:00 PM
Keep in mind times are subject to change, please check back on the mission post before planning your day.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware and alert of your surroundings. Also, before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly, bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags and grab your masks.