John H. Raffo, USMC, Vet, Elkridge, MD, 9 Jan

This is a confirmed mission for the Patriot Guard to honor PFC John H. Raffo, USMC, Veteran, Korea, Elkridge, MD, who passed away December 31, 2013.  It is a go, all contacts have been made.  Services are scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014, at approximately 1030 hrs.  Interment will immediately follow with an escort to Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.
 
PFC Raffo was born January 1, 1935, in Washington, DC.  He grew up in Northeast DC and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1952.  He served nearly three years with one tour of duty in Korea.
 
PFC Raffo was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, PUC Korea Medal, and United Nations Service Korea Medal.
 
He is survived by his wife, six children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a large extended family and many friends.
 
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Thursday, January 9, 2014
 
Staging:
Rally 0930
Brief 0945
Flag line 1000
 
Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home
Meadowridge Memorial Park
7250 Washington Boulevard
Elkridge, MD  21075
 
Ride Captain:  rockk (kevin rock) – (202) 276-6277
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Please bring 3 x 5 hand-held flags for the flag line, extra to share.
 
The weather forecast for Thursday, January 9th is partly sunny with a low of 21 degrees and high of 36 degrees.  Check the weather prior to your departure and dress appropriately.  You may cage to this mission.
 
Stand with us as we honor this Marine and his family with our respect and silent presence in the flag line.

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