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Texas PGR Challenge Coin
JULY 2014
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29 30
July 01

  • PFC
        Wilson Wells
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Grand Prairie
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • CPO
        Jonnie Hardy
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 02

  • COL
        Clyde Brown
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Waxahachie
     13z:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • Albert Putman
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - DeSoto
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • SGT
        Candelerio Garcia
    (Procesion To Deliver Memory Portrait)
    Staging:
     14:30 - Grand Prairie
    Mission Photos
  • 03

  • Spc
        Jawanza Johnson
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 -Ft. Worth
     10:00 - DFW Cemetery


  • QM1
        Ronald Donoho
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • Joe Castillo
    (Mission Not Posted - Ride Captain: Jim Anderson)
    Staging:
     10:15? -DFW Cemetery?
    Mission Photos

  • Donald Price
    (Mission Not Posted - Ride Captain: Brian Liberty)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Arlington
    Mission Photos
  • 04 INDEPENDENCE DAY 05

  • Lt Col
        Frederick Ratcliff
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
      10:00 - Dallas
  • 06 07

  • A1C
        Robert Jones
    (Procession, Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Hazlet
     11:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • Harold Cooper
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment Services)
    Staging:
      09:00 - Ft Worth

  • Lt Col
        Frederick Ratcliff
    (Interment Services)
    Staging:
      09:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • John Bonner
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 08 09

  • CPL
        James Goolsby
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Denison
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos
  • 10 11

  • SFC
        Fred Knight
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Lt Col
        James Warner
    (Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Arlington
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • SGT
        Glen Kirkpatrick
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Alvarado
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Wallace Thungstrom
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • LTJG
        David Roberts
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • PV2
        Marion Christian
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 12

  • J. Marvin Pollard
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Denton
  • 13 14

  • Glenn Phillips
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     07:40 - Wichita Falls

  • Ernest Hudson
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Commerce

  • SGT
        Ray Cantrell
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Grand Prairie
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • Robert Balkau
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     14:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 15

  • Cpl
        James Llorente
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Hank Plumlee
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Wichita Falls

  • SFC
        Garnett Ray Ware
    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Whitesboro
  • 16

  • CPO
        Tommy Banks
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • SSgt
        Frank Moreno
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Grand Prairie
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 17

  • CPL
        Orville Sparkman
    (Inurnment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • Lt Col
        Dimitri Jones
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 18

  • Roy Alexander
    Stand Down
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Char)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Corsicana?

  • SN3
        James Misamore
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • IC1
        Donald Tiegiser
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery

    FALLEN SOLDIER ALERT At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • Russell McIlroy
    (ADD Procession)
    Staging:
     17:00 - Decatur
                  To Wichita Falls
  • 19

  • PVT
        Michael Compton
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Greenville

  • Joe Spaniel
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Ennis
    Mission Photos
  • 20

  • Russell McIlroy
    (ADD Visitation)
    Staging:
     17:00 - Wichita Falls
  • 21

  • Russell McIlroy
    (ADD Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Wichita Falls

  • PFC
    Veronica Washington
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Coppell
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • BM1
        Ronald Schuetz
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 22
     
  • SSG
        Andrew Tocheny
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Richland Hills
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • Cebron Van Horn
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Wichita Falls

  • Pfc
        Samuel Pratt
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos
  • 23

  • MM1
        Barney Grogan
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Midlothian
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • Recognition - Medal of Honor Recipient - Sgt. Candelario Garcia
    (Ceremony)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Corsicana

  • Spc
        Oliver Boone
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Ft Worth
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos
  • 24

  • MR2
        Robert Pensinger
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Harold Decker
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Wichita Falls
  • 25

  • Cpl.
        Carl "Joe" Hoye
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Dallas
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • Sgt
        Kenneth Rolon
    (Community Event - Presentation of Residence)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Mesquite
  • 26

  • PO1
        Charles Dillard
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Kerens
  • 27 28

  • MSgt
        Dennis Sinks
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 29

  • A1C
        Charles Kedy
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Hurst
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • PFC
        Edward Lamb
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Duncanville
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • LCpl
        Scott Burkett
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     16:15 - Lewisville
  • 30

  • LCpl
        Scott Burkett
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - DFW Cemetery

  • A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South southeast wind around 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 31

  • PFC
        Clarence Petersen
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    FALLEN SOLDIER ALERT At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • August 01

  • Charles Grimland
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: John Blase)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Garland?
     13:45? -DFW Cemetery?


  • 2ndLt "LT" Lee
    (Portrait Delivery)
    Staging:
     17:30 - Balch Springs

  • Partly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 02
    03 04 05 06 07 08

  • CPT
        Christopher King
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Jim Anderson)
    Staging:
     12:45? -DFW Cemetery?
  • 09

  • SFC
        James Barron
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Carrollton
  • 10 11

  • R Steven York
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Dan Mathys)
    Staging:
     09:15? -DFW Cemetery?

  • SFC
        James Barron
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 12 13 14 15 16
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    From The Garnett R. Ware Mission
    Posted: 07/25/2014
    I have been trying to find the words to express my gratitude for you and your fellow Patriot Riders honoring my husband's service to our wonderful country. I found the final itinerary on the web site. The professionalism of the whole process reflects the pride and discipline that all who serve honorably in our armed forces carry throughout their lifetime.

    I was surprised and almost undone when you presented me with the framed certificate from the Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas. I was and am deeply moved every time I look [at] it. I was very glad to find all of your names in the memory book.

    I can never really express or thank you and your fellow Patriot Riders enough.

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Ware
    Rider Down
    Posted: 07/21/2014
    North Texas PGR member, Vicki Taylor, is currently in the hospital in Rockwall with pneumonia and any and all prayers would be appreciated. I did speak to her husband Mike tonight, and he is holding up fair, but I am sure he can use our support - probably more then he knows.

    Thanks Karen and Mike Goebel

    Update 07/22/2014: Vickie Taylor has been moved to Dallas Presbyterian Hospital to continue more intensive therapy . She is holding her own but has a long road ahead of her. Please keep her and Mike and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Update 07/25/2014 Spoke to Vicki’s husband today and he said that she is stable and holding her own. No progress made today but no decline either. She still has an uphill battle but is going in the right direction. We are trying to call her husband every couple of days to let him know that we are all thinking of them and keeping them in our prayers
    Update 07/29/2014  I spoke to Vickie’s husband tonight. She is in stable but unsatisfactory condition. She is still on the ventilator and though they are trying to get her off of it , her lungs are not yet strong enough . She is also doing dialysis three times a week but the doctors are hopeful that her kidneys will return to normal soon. Please keep Mike and Vicki and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Karen and Mike
    From The Charles C. Whitener Mission
    Posted: 07/17/2014
    The Following Thank You Card Was Mailed To The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders With DFW National Cemetery's Address.  It Was Retyped Verbatim:

    Charles C. Whitener Mission 30 June 2014 thank you note dated 9 July 2014:

    The family of Charles/Mary Whitener acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy
     
    All of you guys were so great, so impressive and so meaning to us and our guests at our Dad’s (Charles C. Whitener) and my husband’s services at DFW National Cemetery on June 30, 2014. You added so much; you were truly a great addition to every second of the services. Thank you so much for all you do for all who receive your wonderful service. It was great.

    Sincerely and God bless,
    Mary Whitener & family
    From The CPO Tommy L. Banks Mission
    Posted: 07/17/2014
    I cannot express my gratitude enough for the respect and honor you showed my Uncle Tommy Banks today. He served our great nation for 20 years with pride. The presence of you and your warriors, the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, escorting us from Arlington to see him off to heaven was such a comfort. I know he looked on with pride and gratitude, knowing his service was not in vain, and would be remembered.

    As I looked at each of you, riding, and standing guard, my heart was in my throat, and tears in my eyes. Your service will always be remembered and appreciated. Never forget how important you are in this rite of passage for our warriors and especially their families.

    Thank you,
    Deborah Knight
    From The SFC Fred W. Knight Mission
    Posted: 07/16/2014
    Gentlemen and Ladies,

    Please allow me to sincerely thank all of you whose presence was felt at the ceremony for our beloved husband and father, SFC Fred W. Knight on July 11, 2014. We want you to know it meant so very much to us all. We have a small family so it was particularly welcome to have people there to stand for him. He would have been impressed with the honor and the dignity your presence bestowed upon him, and would have been proud to have you there. We also would like to say may God bless you for the service you provide throughout the year to all of the families of men and women who have served this great country, especially enduring the Texas heat and the cold of winter. Please keep up the great work you are doing.

    Sincerely,
    The Knight Family
    From The William Boykin Mission
    Posted: 07/12/2014
    I just wanted to thank you for you and your teams presence at my daddy’s funeral in McKinney and the cemetery. You all were such a blessing and an encouragement to us. I am so grateful to you for all the pictures that you took and sent to us. And we love the website!! You all have such a ministry to veterans and their families and just wanted to let you know how grateful our family is for each of you. Please pass on to each of the volunteers that came how much it meant to us!!

    May God continue to bless each of you and your service.

    God Bless You,
    The William Y. Boykin Sr. Family
    Barbara Boykin
    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN JULY OF 2014

    4 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    20
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    July 25, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from an illness sustained in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas .
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    30
    19
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    July 25, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died July 24, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. These soldiers were assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

    Killed were:
       Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb.; and
       Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, Calif.
     Branch:
     NAVY
    Age:
    23
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    July 28, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Boatswain's Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a non-hostile incident June 19 aboard USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) while the ship was underway in the Red Sea.

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