Fallen PGR

Robert 'SliderBob' Bell, USN Vet, Past PGR SC

Robert Paul Bell

18 March 1959 - 15 October 2009.

Profoundly sad news this morning. SliderBob Bell passed away Thursday, Oct 15, 2009.

SliderBob was the Maryland State Captain from Jan 2006 until Aug 2006. Due to the war in Iraq this was one of the busiest times for the Patriot Guard Riders. SliderBob was everywhere. He sacrificied his health and his well-being for the mission. In the short span of 6 months he managed to blow through not only all his accumulated leave, but also future leave he had not earned yet. With the PGR being such a young organization here in the Old Line State, it was a tremendous job to get everyone moving in the right direction. SliderBob was the right man for the job as he was a good motivator. The success of the Maryland PGR to date can be directly attributed to the tireless efforts of SliderBob Bell. He helped establish many of the policies and procedures still in place today.

He touched many lives. He will be missed.


National Mission Thread

This is the final Itinerary for the Patriot Guard Mission to honor Robert
"Slider Bob" Bell, Navy Veteran and Past Maryland State Captain for the
Patriot Guard Riders.

It is a go; all contacts have been made.

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009
Ride Captain - Brian Parnes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Rally Location: Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road,
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Rally Time: 1015-1030 hrs

We will escort the hearse from the funeral home to the services location.
If you cannot make it to the Rally Point, please join us at the church,
Church of Christ, 44850 St. Andrews Church Rd., California, MD, 20619.

Procession will leave the funeral home at 1100 hrs to the church. Family
viewing will be at 1200 hrs. Public viewing will be begin at 1300 hrs.
Funeral Services will begin at 1400 hrs. We will have our flag lines set
for the viewing hours and services.

Weather: High 67 low 47, with Sunny skies. Cage or Bike, please bring your
3x5 flags for the flag lines and your SAFELY mounted 3x5 vehicle flags.

Please remember that our mission is to respect and honor a Patriot who has
Stood for so many of our fallen. Stand tall and proud as we salute Bob and
his family.