Location: Goldsboro, NC to ANC
Ronald Eugene (Gino) Jansen, USAF, SMSgt (Ret), June 13, 1945 - April 12, 2010.
Service: Gino was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 02/27/1965 until 01/09/1981. He was discharged from the Army as a SSG. He reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a SSgt. on 07/01/1991, retiring from the Air Force as a SMSgt. on 07/01/2005.
Awards: Gino was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, as well as other awards.
Clubs: Gino was a former member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC North Carolina Chapter IX, a former member of the Nam Knights MC and the Concerned Bikers Association.
Notes: His wife, Spooky, has asked the PGR , along with Blue Knights NCIX , Nam Knights, Warrior Brotherhood and CBA to escort Gino to Arlington National Cemetery on July 01, 2010. We are making arrangements from here.
The proposed itinerary is as follows:
Staging at the Bojangles, 801 W. Grantham St./Hwy 70W, Goldsboro, NC at 0615 hrs, Jul 01, 2010. The Bojangles is across from the Highway Patrol Station.
Briefing: 0645 hrs
KSU: 0700 hrs
Route: We will leave Goldsboro onto I-795 heading north to I-95. From there we will go north to our first gas/rest stop at Exit 11 in Emporia, Va. , arriving around 0835 hrs. We will depart Emporia at 0905 hrs onto I-95, heading north to our second gas/rest stop where you can eat lunch if desired. This stop will be at Exit 126A, Fredericksburg, Va., arriving at 1120 hrs. We will depart from Fredericksburg at 1220 hrs., heading north to Arlington National Cemetery, arriving at 1330 hrs. The family and representatives have a meeting with the ANC staff at 1430 hrs with the planned ceremonies at 1500 hrs.
Additional: Please come and ride with us for a portion of the escort or all of it if you wish. It is going to be a long ride, so we recommend staying the night if possible. If you stay over, please make arrangements ahead of time, this will be your responsibility.
Rick Winters has stepped up to be the RC for this mission. He can be contacted at (252) 292 4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.