The Santa Ana man who died in a New Year’s Day head-on crash in East Whittier, Matthew George Tapia, a 24-year-old Marine, was lad to rest on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery, in Santa Ana.
Tapia’s body was escorted by members of the Orange Plaza Patriot Guard, who honored him with a flag line and a salute. His Memorial Service was on Friday night at Calvary Chapel Tustin. A reader reported that it was standing room only and people had overflowed into the hallways while trying to attend the service.
After the service the motorcycle riding Patriot Guard, with flags flying and colored lights blinking, escorted Matthew’s body to the cemetery. Continue reading