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MARCH 2015
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
March 01 02 TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY 03

  • 1stLt
        Patrick Jones
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Grapevine
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report
  • 04

  • Joe Masterson
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Keller
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • SPC
        Armando Garcia
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:30 - Grand Prairie
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
      
    Mission Report
  • 05
               
       Flags At Half Staff

  • Leopoldo Martinez
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: John Blase)
    Rescheduled to 03/07/2015
    Staging:
     10:00? - Desoto?

  • SSgt
        Stephen Wise
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 06

  • SMSgt
        Michael Warbritton
    (Visitation, Funeral, Procession, Interment Services)
    Corrected Map Link
    STAND DOWN PROCESSION

    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • CMSgt
        James Collins
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Wichita Falls

  • SFC
        Leslie Abbott
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • TEM2
        Ross Berry
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Cpl.
        Donald Whitworth
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - Granbury
    Mission Report
  • 07

  • SP4
        David Ostang
    (Procession, Funeral, Procession)
    Staging:
     08:40 - Colleyville
    Mission Report

  • PFC
        Leopoldo Martinez
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Desoto
  • 08 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS 09

  • SGT
        Jack Brouse
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • SP4
        Dexter Sturgeon
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Dallas


  • Sgt.
        Richard Blake
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Angelo Lizzul
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    The Interment Portion Of This Mission Has Been Cancelled Staging:
     13:00 - Mansfield
  • 10

  • PO3
        James Ingram
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Garland
  • 11

  • PO3
        James Ingram
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • Malcolm Scoggins
    (Visitation, Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Waxahachie
    Mission Report
  • 12

  • QM3
        Michael Stanisci
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     07:30 - Ft. Worth
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Malcolm Scoggins
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - Waxahachie
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report
  • 13

  • Jesse Sudderth
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Joseph Smeraldi
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Grapevine
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • SGT
        Edward McGehee
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Allen
  • 14
    15 16

  • SFC
        Clifford Miller
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Dallas
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Capt
        Charles Machala
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington


  • CMSgt
        Charles Dragich
    (Visitation, Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Ft Worth
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • CPT
        Mark Schroeder
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Plano
    Mission Report

  • Henry Jaworek
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 17 ST PATRICKS DAY

  • Linda Hester
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 18

  • Earle Schultz
    (Familyless Veteran Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • SFC
        Stephen Miles
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Mansfield
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • PGR Support
        Meeting

    (Support Persons Only)
    Starting:
     19:00 - Arlington
  • 19

  • CPO
        Ralph Dougan
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Plano
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Paul Rosamond
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 20 SPRING BEGINS

  • Randall Wylie
    (Memorial Service, Procession)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Ennis

  • SGT
        Paul Dugdale
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Hurst
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • SP5
        Tommy Seaman
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • SCPO
        George Mitchell
    (Memorial, Inurnment Services)
    Staging:
     10:30 - Hurst
     14:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 21

  • PFC
        Larry “Shorty”
         Cobbins

    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     12:00 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Ralph McAfee
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Duncanville

  • Donald Metcalf
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Dallas
    Mission Report
  • 22 23

  • Cpl
        Frank Medlin
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 24

  • Vietnam Memorial Event for Larry Joe Rogers
    (Memorial Event)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Weatherford
    Mission Report

  • David Edwards
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Don Ritter
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • Carl Hamilton
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Burkburnett
    Mission Report

  • LCpl
        Nicholas Noa
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     15:00 - Ft Worth
    Mission Report
  • 25

  • David Shelton
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 26

  • MSgt
        George Leinweber
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     12:45 - Wichita Falls
  • 27

  • John Bigler
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • 1st LT
        Jimmy Sutton
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Howe
    Mission Report

  • SP5
        Jose Ramirez
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Dallas
     14:00 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Cpl
        Chester Bivins
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report
  • 28

  • Jerry Bransom
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Mansfield

  • Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps Taps Training
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     15:00 - Plano
    Mission Report

  • Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 29 30

  • LCL
        Luther Logan
    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Mansfield
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report
  • 31

  • SSGT
        Carlos Martinez
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • SP5
        Jerrell Hebbard
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Burleson

  • Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • April 01 APRIL FOOLS

  • LCpl
        Dustin Hardwick
    (NTX-ETX Joint ADD Procession)
    Staging:
     10:30 - DFW Airport To
                    Canton


  • Lt Col
        Daniel Humphries
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - DFW Cemetery

  • A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 02 03

  • PH1
        Richard Crossett
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • Nathan Waldron
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Rusty McNab)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Arlington?
     12:15? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Presence Requested
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     12:00? - Dallas?

  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 04

  • 1LT Robert F. Welch Run For Our Heroes
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     07:00 - Wylie

  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 05 06 07

  • Donald Arrowood
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Mansfield?
     13:45? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Presence Requested
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Fort Worth?
  • 08

    Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     14:00 - SOUTH End of
                   DFW Airport To
                    Gainesville?
    09 10 GATHERING OF THE
          GUARD
    11 GATHERING OF THE
          GUARD
    Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
    Weather Information: The Forecasts Above Are From The National Weather Service And Are Updated At Least Once Each Day.
    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
      Total Missions Metroplex Red River Area Non-Funeral Information Only
    March 57 54 3 2 0
    February 45 38 7 4 2
    January 53 47 6 6 2
    Total 155 139 16 12 4
    Key To Missions On The Calendar Above
    For Internal Use
    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
    Past Calendars Signup For E-Mail Notification System Contacts About

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    2015 Texas Gathering Of The Guard
    Hosted By North Texas
    Posted: 01/29/2015      Updated 03/31/2015

    Extended Thru April 5th
    Attention All North Texas Patriot Guard Riders,

    There are only a few days until the Texas Gathering of the Guard registration deadline! Please plan to attend and get yourself registered before the deadline. We have several of your friends and fellow riders already signed up. Come join us for a fun and relaxing time in the Hill Country.

    Bryan

    Register Here:
        Registration Form You MUST be registered by April 1st  April 5th.

         .      
                           
    Daily Schedule        Updated Ride Schedule        VA Hospital Donation Items

    North Texas has stepped up to host this year's Texas Gathering of the Guard. Additionally, Dan Mathys has stepped up to manage the event.

    The dates and location for the 2015 Texas Gathering of the Guard and Fund Raiser have been set.   Please forward this information to your riders.

     

    This year's Gathering of the Texas Guard will be 10 - 12 April at Medina Highpoint Resort, formerly known as Koyote Ranch.

    Contact Sara at Medina High Point Resort at 800-225-0991 to reserve a cabin/rv/tent spot.  Be sure to mention the PGR to receive a 10% discount. These spots fill up fast so you should search nearby towns, such as Kerrville and Bandera, when the Resort is full.

     

    http://rvcoutdoors.com/medina-highpoint-resort/what-we-offer/#accommodations

     

    The Texas Forum on the National Website  will serve as a central point for information.  Please feel free to post to this forum regarding any great ideas you have for this year's program .

     

    https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?399313-2015-Gathering-of-the-Texas Guard

     

    Details as to registration, costs, and activities will be sent to all DSC's and posted to the National Forum as they firm up. We will need auction items so be thinking about what you can bring!

     

    We look forward seeing you!

     

    GOTG Coordinator

    Dan Mathys

    Ride Captain

    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

    Support Folks Needed
    Posted: 03/28/2015
    With spring fast approaching, we are trying to gear up for the warm to hot weather seasons, which are fast upon us. As most of you know, we, here in North Texas, are one of the busiest regions in the country for honor missions. Accordingly, that responsibility requires a very large effort by our Ride Captains and our support folks who provide flags, water, and expertise for every mission we undertake.

    Bottom line is, we really need more support people or support teams to spread the assets around the North Texas region we serve primarily in the DFW area.

    If you will consider discussing what is involved with me, please email me at catfishdunn@gmail.com so we can set up a time to talk. Even if you think you may only be able to support two or three missions a month, it will be a great help to our overall mission and cause.

    Thank you for standing tall with us and thank you in advance for considering the additional helpful step of taking on mission support.

    Sincerely,
    Gary "Catfish" Dunn
    April Meet and Greet
    Posted: 03/30/2015
    Meet and Greet: April 18, 2015, Time: 1200-1800, Address: 209 County Road 4393, Decatur, TX 76234

    This next Meet and Greet is brought to you on behalf of Steve Waldron (Ted's son) and his friend Jason Erwin. They would like to feed us BBQ brisket and pulled pork with all the fixin's at Jason's home in Decatur. Food will be provided by Ken Knight of Baby Arm BBQ. They compete in BBQ competitions all around Texas, and most recently finished as Reserve Grand Champion at the Chisholm Trail Roundup in Lockhart, TX. This one is a little different in that they are requesting a head count so they will know how much food to purchase and prepare, and how many to plan for. I am asking that you please send in your RSVP as soon as possible, and no later than April 8, so that I may relay the information to them.

    Please note - the parking is off-road in gravel, so please take this into consideration when making your plans. And, as always, families are more than welcome! Just make sure to include them in your count when you RSVP!
    Hope to see you all there!!

    Wendy

    The RSVP form is not yet ready - please check back in the next day or two and use the form that will be available here to make your reservations.  Do NOT reply directly to Wendy!
    From The Paul Dugdale Mission
    Posted: 03/26/2015
    The Patriot Guard rode for a dear friend of mine Paul Dugdale on March 20th of this year. I just wanted to say Thank Yal so much !!!!!! It brought tears to my eyes !!!! They rode in the rain and never left their post. What a wonder team doing a wonderful thing !!!!!!!!!! I hope this is going to the correct person and place !!

    Love this group,
    Steve Burns
    Viet Nam Vet
    Gary "Catfish" Dunn Adds To His Repertoire
    Posted: 03/25/2015
    I was honored to award Gary "Catfish" Dunn the title of Ride Captain. When Gary accepted the ADSC role he expressed his desire to train as a RC. Gary was also the first RC in training to go through training under the newly appointed RC Trainers. Gary is already doing great things as ADSC and I expect he will also excel in his role as Ride Captain. Please shake his hand and tell him well done when you see him.

    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    From The Linda Hester Mission
    Posted: 03/24/2015
     
    From The Daughter of CMSgt Charles Dragich
    Posted: 03/24/2015
    What an honor for my father to have you all before, during, and at the Cemetery!!! It was one of the most touching and moving services we have been to. I know Dad was watching and was very proud of everything! His love of God, family and country, was instilled to his core! Thank you so much for all you all do for our veterans! God bless America, and all patriots!!!!

    Cheryl (Dragich) Miller
    From The Family of Donald Metcalf
    Posted: 03/23/2015
    We all just wanted to tell you again how much we appreciate the beautiful and dignified touch that the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders added to our dad’s funeral service.  There were many comments about the dedication and generous hearts of your kind volunteers. It’s incredible what a big impact was made by such a small group of individuals.

    They are all HEROS, in our eyes.

    Thanks Again,
    The Don Metcalf Family and Friends
    From The Family of CPO Roger D. Butler, Sr.
    Posted: 03/19/2015
    Thanks to each and everyone who rode in the procession for my husband, CPO Roger D. Butler, Sr. All of you did a wonderful blessing for me and my family. Especially thank Erna Carlisle for the CD photos she took of the funeral. I would like to thank each and everyone in person. Such a tribute and done with pride. It was amazing. Just can’t thank you enough.

    The family of CPO Roger D. Butler, Sr.
    Sgt. Richard A. Blake Family
    Posted: 03/16/2015
     On behalf of the Sgt. Richard A. Blake family members, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to ALL that were in attendance at dad’s service. We truly appreciate your time and efforts in honoring Sgt. Blake with your presence.

    You added a ray of sunshine to a cloudy day! Mrs. Blake cherishes the plaque you presented her with. Words cannot express all that was felt that day.

    Thank you to ALL honor guard present!

    Regards
    Brian Blake
    Younger son of
    Sgt. Richard A. Blake
    Gary Trotter. Ride Captain. Resignation
    Posted: 03/16/2015
     All,
    I regret to inform everyone that Gary "Doc Trot" Trotter has resigned as Ride Captain. I spoke with Gary and he told me that it was a hard decision for him, but one that he felt he needed to make. I appreciate the outstanding service and sacrifice that Gary has given as a North Texas PGR Ride Captain.

    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    NTXPGR
    From The Daughter of Gerald Trunk
    Posted: 03/07/2015
    To all Patriot Guard that stood tall for my father Gerald Trunk and his family. We were so humbled by your presence and honored that you each took the time and effort to be with us the day we laid our loved one to rest.

    You are all hero's in so many ways. Words can not express how much comfort you gave my mother and our family on this very difficult day. It was a day however of perfect compassion and love from a bigger family than we could of even ever of expected. Your cause is great and full of compassion and your ride is clearly full of love for the fallen and their families. With all tenderness and compassion I sincerely appreciate and thank you all.

    Melisa Schultz -Trunk
    Wife of
    Lt Col Robert Schultz
    From The Daughter of Lt. Col Ernest E. Ray
    Posted: 03/06/2015
    I had not heard of your group until my best friend from high school (Missy Tucker) told me about y'all. It was really incredible. The weather sucked - chance of ice and very wet and cold. Plus, I-20 was shut down for days because an oil tanker exploded so we had to go the looooong way from Ft. Worth to the National Cemetery.

    So many of your patriot guards showed up for Dad. Whom they had never met. He would have been so proud to see the send off.

    I live in Florida or I would gladly stand for the soldiers.

    Thanks again!
    Tami
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