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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


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


  • This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. North wind around 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 28

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

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

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

  • Presence Requested
    (Familyless Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     09:00? - Arlington?

  • Luther Logan
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Paul Switzer)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Mansfield?
     12:45? - DFW Cemetery?


  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 31

  • Jerrell Hebbard
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Ted Waldron)
    Staging:
     14:00? - Burleson?

  • A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind around 5 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • April 01 APRIL FOOLS

  • LCP
        Dustin Hardwick
    (NTX-ETX Joint ADD Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:30? - DFW Airport To?
                    Canton?


  • Daniel Humphries
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Brian Liberty)
    Staging:
     12:00? - Fort Worth?
     12:15? - DFW Cemetery?


  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 02 03

  • Nathan Waldron
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Dallas?
     ??:??? - DFW Cemetery?
  • 04
    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
    (Motorcade)
    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 40 39 2 1 0
    February 45 38 7 4 2
    January 53 47 6 6 2
    Total 138 124 15 11 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 03/24/2015
    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.

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    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

    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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