I'm just going to say that it was a privilege to be there. Thank you to the Patriot Guard Riders for putting up with a "cage driver" in their midst! Yesterday was a day I'll never forget.
I've never attended a service with full military honors before. There was the honor guard that moved with polished precision, the sharp report of the rifle salute, and the all-encompassing roar of the missing man formation flyby....
It was a moving experience to say the least.
TechSgt Michael P. Flores was a 31 year old husband and father of two. As a "7-level" Pararescueman he was qualified to lead any mission PJs could be called upon to undertake. He truly was one of the best of the best.
The Pararescue creed:
It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save life and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts. These things I do,
"That Others May Live."