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SEPTEMBER 2014
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
August 31 September 01
LABOR DAY

  • MSgt.
        Lonelle Nolen
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Garland

  • PO1
        Jerome Jarrett
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 02

  • Sgt
        Robert Clark
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos

  • Ens Cyril Longton
        S1CHelen Longton

    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment/Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Fort Worth
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Mission Photos Mission Photos

  • PO3
        Marvin Lenard
    Please Verify Staging Times
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Grand Prairie
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Mission Photos

  • SSgt
        Robert Standley
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 03

  • Sgt.
        Michael Thom
    Note Time Changes
    (ADD Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 04

  • Col
        Reuel Stephens
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Mesquite
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Mission Photos
  • 05

    TWO FALLEN SOLDIER ALERTS At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    06

  • 19th Annual Paris Veterans Reunion
    (Procession)
    Staging:
     07:45 - Bonham

  • Pvt
        Tommy Stone
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Mansfield
    Mission Photos

  • Cpl.
        Kenneth Griffin
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Rockwall
  • 07 GRANDPARENTS DAY 08

  • PFC
        Dennis Fuentes
    (ADD Visitation)
    Staging:
     09:00? - Airport?
              To Seagoville?
     17:00 - Seagoville

  • Sgt
        Ken Kalish
    (Operation FINALLY HOME)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Cedar Hill
    Mission Report

  • PO3
       Billie Lee McCaslin
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

    FALLEN AIRMAN AND FALLEN SOLDIER ALERTS At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • 09

  • PFC
        Dennis Fuentes
    (ADD Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Seagoville
  • 10

  • Sgt
       Augustus Green
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Whitesboro
  • 11 PATRIOT DAY
               
       Flags At Half Staff

  • MSgt
       Harry Sherman
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Duncanville

  • PVT
       Travis Wheeler
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Garland
  • 12

  • CPL
       Frank Medrano
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Dallas

  • A1C
       William Gradick
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 13

  • David Waishes
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Waxahachie

  • Cloudy, with a high near 74. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 14 15

  • COL
        Edwin Hall
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Granbury
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • A1C
        Glenn McElroy
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Waxahachie

  • MSgt
        Lonelle Nolen
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos

  • Gerald Terranova
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:15 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Photos

  • SGT
        Clifton Young
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 16 17

  • PO3
        Thomas Parish
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Greenville
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • SPC5
        Robert Wright
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • MSgt
       Edward Ferrell
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Fort Worth
  • 18

  • DMSN
        Dwain Steele
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Crew Chief
        Jeremy Gorman
    (Procession, Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Lewisville
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Billy Ballard
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 19

  • Major
        Jerry Lewallen
    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Arlington
     14:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Jon Yarbrough
    (Inurnment Service
    Staging:
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 20

  • NAMI WALKS
        Tarrant County
    Map Updated
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     06:45 - Fort Worth

  • William Ryter
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Seagoville

  • Edwin Cash
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas

  • Michael Hudson
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Electra

  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 21 22

  • David Waishes
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Jim Anderson)
    Staging:
     09:30? - DFW Cemetery?
  • 23 AUTUMN BEGINS 24 25 26 27

  • Snowball Express
        5k Race

    (Click Above For Flyer)
    Starting:
     06:30 - Fort Worth
  • 28 GOLD STAR
            MOTHERS DAY
    29 30 30 October 01 02 03
    Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
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    Near Real-Time Current Conditions And Forecasts Are Available For Each Primary Staging Point On Each Final Itinerary Page.
    Color Legend:  KIA-Killed In Action Active Duty Death Veteran HOTH Other Missions Red River Mission Information Only
    Key To Missions On The Calendar Above
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    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name And It Is Underlined
    A Final Itinerary Has Been Released.
    Clicking On The Link Will Display The Final Itinerary
    If The First Line Of An Entry Says
    "Presence Requested"
    We Have Received A Request But A Ride Captain
    Has Not Yet Been Assigned Or Has Not Made Contact With The Requestor
    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name But It Is Not Underlined
    This Mission Has Been Tentatively Approved By Leadership And
    A Ride Captain Has Been Assigned
    ("Mission Pending") In The Second Line The Itinerary Has Not Yet Been Finalized
    (Mission Segments) In The Second Line The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    Staging Time Is Followed By A "?" This Is An Estimate Based On Information In The Request
    If All Information For The Mission Looks Complete,
    But The Name Is Still Not Underlined
    The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    And Is Being Formatted For Publication And Notification

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    It Is Snowball Express Time Again
    Posted: 08/17/2014
    It’s that time of year again for you to mark your calendars for Snowball Express. The 2014 Snowball Express dates are December 11th (arrival) thru Dec 15th (Departure). The venues are still a work in process, but I can tell you the families and volunteers will be staying in Downtown Fort Worth at multiple hotels. Anyone wishing to volunteer with Snowball Express will need to re-register, regardless if you have registered in past years and that will include acquiring a new Background Check. Snowball Express has incorporated a new database and for all PGR members you must register at https://signup.snowballexpress.org/ and set up your Login ID and Password. On the next page and under "Group" select "Patriot Guard Riders" in the drop down tab and then DO NOT select any "Activity Interests" if you only want to be assigned to escort/processions and/or security.

    It is very important that you do not pick any activity under the "Activity Interests" section to work unless you are planning on working that area and not be riding in processions or helping with security with the Patriot Guard Riders. EXAMPLE: If you sign up for "Ground Transportation" on a specific day, you will be assigned to a bus and then expected to be there.

    Failure to report to the "Activity Interest" that you have been assigned to by Snowball Express, will result in you not receiving the security clearance for future activities. All PGR riders who have registered and that did not select an "Activity Interest" and if there is NO procession will be asked to assist in security at/or between the hotels when needed or any area where Snowball Express and PGR Management Staff feels they need assistance.

    If you have already registered this year and need to make changes based on topics covered above, then you will need to log in to your account and make the necessary changes : Make Changes

    Additional details about Snowball Express 2014 will be posted as they become available.

    Ken DuBois
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

    For More Information From Snowball Express And Links To THEIR WEB Pages, Click Here
    From The Master Sergeant Harry Sherman Mission
    Posted: 08/17/2014
    Thank you for the CD [A CD of Mission Photos Was Sent By Erna Carlile]. I will make sure that the entire family gets a copy. I would like again to emphasize how pleased we were with the entire Patriot Guard Riders Unit. Their attendance and support impacted our family deeply. Please continue doing the good work that you all do and stay safe in your endeavors. We were truly comforted by your efforts during our time of loss. Please pass this on to each and every member (not just those who were there for my grandfather Retired Master Sergeant Harry Sherman and his family) but those who are there for every veteran whose time on this earth has ended.

    If there is ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask.

    Sincerely,

    Bryan Sherman #553, Senior Sergeant
    Vehicle Crimes Unit
    Patrol/Traffic Division
    New Ride Captain Announcement
    Posted: 09/15/2014
    Please join me in congratulating "Phil Robinson" for his advancement to the position of Ride Captain in the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. Phil has been in the "Ride Captain in Training" program since February this year and as of September 10th is one of our newest Ride Captains. Phil’s dedication, years of experience and commitment to serve has always made him a vital member of the PGR and I believe he will do well in this job

    Very Respectfully,
    Ken DuBois
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Funeral Services for David Henry Waishes, US Army, WWII
    Posted: 09/15/2014

    Video By PGR Member Jon "Weasel" Meleshenko
    19th Annual Paris Texas Veterans Reunion
    Posted: 09/15/2014

    Video By PGR Member Jon "Weasel" Meleshenko
    From The Marine Col. R. W. Stephens, Jr. Mission
    Posted: 09/10/2014
    How can I ever say "Thank You" enough and express my family's gratitude for your service at my brother's funeral on 9-4-2014.

    From the time I came on the church parking lot until I left the grave site services at DFW Cemetery, you were all standing guard. That was my first military service to attend, and it will live in my memory forever.

    I spoke a word of thanks to several of your members, and each one told me it was an honor and privilege. That meant a lot to me.

    I come from a family of military men - my father in WWI, my husband and brother in WWII, and my son in Vietnam. So I hold service folks in high esteem!

    In every way my brother lived his life to serve others,  and he did so in an unassuming manner

    Please share my thanks with the others who served!

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Wanell Tresenriter
    From The SSgt Robert Standley Mission
    Posted: 09/07/2014
    MY WIFE WROTE THESE KEYWORDS ATTACHED, AND SENT THEM TO MY CHILDREN. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO IN BEHALF OF OUR MILITARY.
    JACK AND KENNYE SEMONES

    Yesterday at the DFW National Cemetery, these men/women of the Patriot Guard Riders escorted Bob Stanley’s casket to his resting place. These are patriots who ride cycles and escort vets and silently give respect. Jack loved their efforts and called it a ministry. At the actual funeral service on Thursday Jack had spoken to one of them..... And yesterday that man asked Jack if he would speak to the riders for a minute after everyone had left the area. Of course he did. I wish you all could have been there. He stood and with emotion spoke of his love of country and service and Heavenly Father’s love for this nation. He told the guard they brought such an important spirit to the gathering.... Called them Angels. So sweet and dear. The riders one by one then thanked him for his service and said they loved him. It was just a wonderful experience! Moving for all!
    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]
    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
    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 SEPTEMBER OF 2014

    4 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     ARMY
    CIVILIAN
    Age:
    41
    39
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    September 17, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier and a DoD civilian who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Sept. 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

    Killed were:
      Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters
         Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

      Stephen Byus, 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and
         Maritime in Columbus, Ohio, working as a supply specialist, and assigned to the Combined
         Security Transition Command Afghanistan while deployed.
     Branch:
     MARINE
    Age:
    28
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    September 17, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, died Sept. 15, in Herat province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. .
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    28
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    September 05, 2014  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, of Northborough, Massachusetts, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.

    Arsenault was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. .

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