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AUGUST 2014
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
27 28 29 30 31 August 01

  • CPL
        Morris Grayson
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Irving
    Mission Report Mission Photos

  • CPO
        James Harris
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos

  • Sgt.
        Charles Grimland
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos

    FALLEN SOLDIER ALERT At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • 2ndLt "LT" Lee
    (Portrait Delivery)
    Staging:
     17:30 - Balch Springs Mission Photos
  • 02

  • Harry Burdge
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Iowa Park

  • Sp4
        Michael Johnson
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Ft Worth
  • 03 04 05

  • Presence Requested
    STAND DOWN
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     08:00? - Seagoville?
  • 06

  • Christopher Jamieson
    (Homeless Veteran Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 07

  • SGT
        Charles Katlic
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Weatherford

  • Jerald McDowra
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Waxahachie
    Mission Photos
  • 08

  • PFC
        Arthur Hurley
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Tolar

  • CPT
        Christopher King
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Bill Benedict
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     14:15 - Restland, Dallas
  • 09

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

  • SFC
        James Barron
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos

  • SGT
        R Steven York
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • Spec.4
        Philip Vaughan
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Duncanville
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Maj.
        Johnye Moore
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • PO2
        James Gibbons (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Duncanville
    Mission Photos

  • Sgt
        Edwin "Ed" Bane (Inurnment Service
    Staging:
     13:00 - DFW Cemetery

  • Dean McManus
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Waxahachie
    Mission Photos
  • 12

  • CPL
        Gerald Herzberg
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos
  • 13 14

  • Retreat for Families of our Fallen Heroes
    (Procession)
    Staging:
     13:30 - Grapevine
                  To Canton
     15:00 - To Hawkins, TX
  • 15

  • Rick Hall
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Cpl.
        Alfred Jewett
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 16

  • SMSgt
        Junior Whitaker
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Arlington

  • Sgt.
        John Thompson
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Sherman
  • 17 18

    TWO FALLEN SOLDIER ALERTS At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    19

  • Sp.4
        John Thompson
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Colleyville
  • 20

  • PO3
        Charlie Clubb
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Mansfield
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • John Spurlock
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Midlothian
    Mission Photos

  • PO1
        James McMullen
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Garland

  • Lt Col
        Robert King
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 21

  • SN
        George Cox
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Dallas

  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 22

  • Bart Yeager
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - Hurst
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Wesley Harris
    (ADD Arrival Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Kelly Darst)
    Staging:
     ??:??? - Love Field?

  • Sunny, with a high near 98. South wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 23
    24

  • Wesley Harris
    (ADD Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Carl Feltner)
    Staging:
     17:00? - Denison?
  • 25 26 27 28 29 30
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Rider Down - Sylvia Miller
    Posted: 08/20/2014
    I am fine. Thank goodness it wasn't during a procession. I'm bruised, have road rash and mad that my bike got messed up. By the way.....that pavement was hard and hot. I got up pretty quick. Lol.  I was wearing a helmet. I'm pretty sure, from what the police and witnesses said, the helmet did it's job and protected me from serious injury! I wish I could say the same for the helmet and bike. The engine guard saved the paint but the frame got twisted and the pipes and right side bag have seen better days. The ladies insurance should cover everything, bike, helmet, boots and jeans.

    Thanks for your concern,
    Sylvia
    From The Escort On Aug 13th From The Gaylord To Hawkins, Texas
    Posted: 08/18/2014
    I just wanted to reach out and again say how moved and touched the families of the fallen were from the escort on Aug 13th from the Gaylord to Hawkins Texas.

    The honor and respect that your escort and actions make is overwhelming. Hopefully I got everyone and was able to shake their hand, thank them and give them Marc's hero card. Please share this with all of them and tell them these families will never forget the love shared by each member who rode and honored them and their fallen hero!

    If I can ever do anything for your group do not hesitate to reach out.

    God bless,
    Debbie
    -- Debbie Lee
    www.americasmightywarriors.org
    Founder
    Bikes With Big Flags
    Posted: 08/18/2014
    To all

    The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to participate in a number of upcoming events that will require bikes with Big Flags (Honor Bikes) mounted . So if you have been thinking about mounting a big flag to your bike but have held back, now is the time to make that decision and investment in mounting flags. If you currently have or will soon have big flags mounted on your bike please send me your name, phone number and email address so I can add you to my database.

    Thank you for all you do.

    Regards
    Ken DuBois
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    kend0715@gmail.com
    [Ride Captains, Please Note:  This Is A Private List And Is Not The Same List That Is Available On The Support Page]
    SMSgt J.T. Whitaker, USAF (Ret) - 16 Aug 2014
    Posted: 08/16/2014

    Video By PGR Member Jon "Weasel" Meleshenko
    Floyd "1st Shirt" Kammerer Retires
    Posted: 08/14/2014
    To North Texas Patriot Guard Riders.

    This is to announce that Floyd Kammerer is retiring from his leadership position within the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. Effective August 13, 2014, Floyd will stepping down from his Ride Captain position, but will continue to serve as one of our PGR Riders. Floyd has served the PGR honorably in almost every position (Rider, Ride Captain, Mission Dispatcher, Assistant Deputy State Captain, and most recently -Chief Ride Captain). So if you see Floyd at any of our future activities make sure to thank him for his many years of faithful service.

    Best regards,
    Ken DuBois
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Transcribed Thank You Cards From Past Missions
    Posted: 08/12/2014
    The following thank you cards have recently been uncovered and transcribed to make them easier to read. Please note the dates!
    (23 February 2009) From the family of MCPO Louis E. Triplett
    Patriot Guard,
    I cannot thank you enough for the support & honor that you gave my father & family! We were breathless & speechless as we followed your lead and procession. I knew my father was so impressed & proud that glorious day. I appreciate you making a difficult & sad experience full of glory, love & dedication to a fallen brother!
    God bless Tiffany & Jackie Triplett
    (17 August 2013) From the family of Vernon Freeman
    Patriot Guards,
    Words cannot say how much we appreciated all of you, going in the rain, especially for your presence at the funeral and the plaque you gave me. I will treasure it always. IF I could ride a bike I would be with you at the next one.
    Daisy Pat Parks & Robert Freeman
    (27 August 2013) Donation from Turner’s Pit Stop
    It is with a great deal of pride that we can enclose a money order in the amount of $53.00 as a contribution from our customers on an open mic night on Thursday, August 22, 2013. We are a family owned restaurant in Gordonville, TX called Turner’s Pit Stop. We are located on Highway 377 north of Whitesboro. We have enclosed a business card for your reference. We are open from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. Our food is excellent and reasonably priced and we offer beer and wine. We would take it as an honor if any of your members came in, even if just to say hello. TURNER’S PIT STOP James W. Turner, President
    (27 January 2014) From the family of John Studer
    Thank you all for your service and dedication - God bless ya’ll. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Martha Studer and family, for the beautiful service and plaque. You could never know how blessed we feel to have brothers and sisters like ya’ll to protect our Hero!
    Love you
    Martha Studer
    (01 July 2014) From the family of Wilson Wells
    To the Patriot Guard Riders,
    Thank you for your presence here today. Wayne would be honored to have ya’ll here on his behalf. Once again, your service is appreciated and your dedication positively effects the life of numerous people. Just as your service to this country has meant so much to the people of this nation, your service to our family has meant more to us than we could ever express. Thank you very much for everything you have done and everything you will continue to do.
    Wells family
    From The R. Steven York Mission
    Posted: 08/12/2014
    I wanted to Thank You again for all you did today. It was such an Honor having you there today. You all are showing America that people really care about our veterans. You were so supportive to my family and so kind! Thanks, again. Janie
    From The Wallace Thungstrom Mission
    Posted: 08/03/2014
    The honor, respect and dedication those Veterans gave that day was unsurpassed. What a fine group! My family and I were so amazed and impressed, there are not enough words to thank them. It is unfortunate that they are [not] more well-known.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA - AND ALL VETERANS.
    Mrs. Wallace Thungstrom .
    From The Edward Lamb Mission
    Posted: 08/01/2014
    Thank you so very much for you and everyone else's time for my great grandfather.  It would have made his day seeing it and I'm sure he was smiling down from Heaven as he watched. But I just wanted to thank you all again. I know a hug could never express my thanks to you and all the others who do what you do. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you from my family to you and all of yours.

    Thank You,
    Kristi Harris
    Gmail Users - Are You Missing North Texas PGR Mission Notifications?
    Posted: 08/05/2014
    Recently, it appears that Google and/or Gmail has made a change to their E-Mail servers that cause some of our Mission Notifications for some of our users to go to their "Spam" or "Trash" folder. Please check there and verify that your missing Notifications are waiting there for you! If they are, you might try the following and let us know if this solution works for you:

    Once in your Gmail, click of the "gear ICON" to check your settings. Then click on "Filters" and then on "Create New Filter". In the "New Filter Window, enter ntx-pgr@ntxpgr.org in the from box and click on "Create filter with this search" in the bottom, right corner of the window.  Click the box that says "Never send it to Spam".  Last, click on "Create filter."

    If this does not work for you, please let us know at harold@ntxpgr.org.
    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN AUGUST OF 2014

    3 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    35
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    August 13, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, of Houston, Texas, died Aug. 12, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.

    Hairston was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    55
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    August 06, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, 55, of Schenectady, N.Y., died Aug. 5, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.

    He was assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan. .
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    ??
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    August 04, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, died Aug. 3, in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident while on patrol that occurred in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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