Patriot Guard Road Captain George Campos, Gave Until the End.


George Campos Riding the Snowball Express

George Campos Riding the Snowball Express

Wednesday May 8th,   67 year old George Campos, Road Captain for the Southern California area Patriot Guard Riders was  leading a funeral procession along Route 78 in Temecula when suddenly and without warning, slumped over the bars of his Harley Davidson.  His bike veered off the road  striking a curb, throwing him from the motorcycle. Campos had suffered a massive stroke.

According to American Legion Riders President Mick Sobczak, “Before he went down George leaned back and gunned the throttle to move him and his bike away from other riders potentially keeping other riders from being injured.”

He was taken to Palomar Hospital in Escondido where he passed away on Thursday.

Front and Center, George Leads the Patriot Guard Riders on a Mission

Front and Center, George Leads the Patriot Guard Riders on a Mission

George Campos was the founder of the Legion Riders Post 852 and served as its President from 2010 to 2012.  George served his country in United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam veteran.  He continued to give back to  his country, community and fellow veterans through the American Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard Riders until the last moment of his life.

Mr. Sobczak said “George has been on too many Patriot Guard missions to count, over 1000.  He was a true leader that continually gave back to other veterans and will be deeply missed, he was like a father to me, but he left this world doing what he loved to do.”

George is survived by two sons. Taylor 27, a former United States Marine, now serving as a contractor in Afghanistan will arrive back home today and Nick of Murrieta, 22.

According to The Patriot Guard Riders website:

The Patriot Guard Riders mission has two objectives:

   1.  Show respect and honor to our fallen heroes of current wars and operations, and support their families and communities, by attending funeral services as invited guests of the family.

 

  2.  The Patriot Guard Riders will provide this support and respect in a professional manner, upholding the Laws of California and other states, and will participate in a non-violent manner.

For more information on the Patriot Guard Riders, visit their webpage

 

No funeral plans have been released by the family, but it is expected that more than 600 people will turn out to pay George Campos their final respects.

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6 responses to “Patriot Guard Road Captain George Campos, Gave Until the End.

  1. Pingback: George Campos to be Laid to Rest | Stories, Lies & Biker Dives

  2. Rest in Peace, George, you’re riding in heaven with the angels now, and keeping an eye out on all of the rest of the members of the PGR — you are now our guardian angel. May God wrap His loving arms around your family and the rest of the PGR world that will miss you tremendously.

    Deb “BigRedTrk” McKay
    East Tennessee Assistant State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Knoxville, TN

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