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Last Updated: 05/25/2016 22:14

North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
"Always There"
We Are No Longer Accepting Donations On Behalf Of The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
What We Do And Request That We Be There For YOU



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MAY 2016
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
May 01 02

  • PO1
        Gilbert Rosales
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas


  • AT1
        Bailey Marley
    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Commerce



  • SSgt
        Richard Lynch
    STAND DOWN FOR PROCESSION
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (ADD Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:30 - Farmers Branch
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • 03

  • CPO
        LeRoy Trott
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Sherman

    Mission Report 

  • Johnny Besherse
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Impromptu Interment)
    Staging:
     --:-- - Sherman

    Mission Report 

  • LCpl
        Randy McCurdy
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     16:00 - Dallas

  • 04

  • Rev.
        Alton Willingham
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Duncanville
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • Bill Whitney
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Hillsboro


  • Charles Jones
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:30 - Mansfield
  • 05

  • 1SG
        David
          Rodriguez-Cruz

    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - North Richland
                     Hills
  • 06

  • James Craig
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Wichita Falls


  • James Leathers
    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Quinlan


  • Anthony Antell
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Arlington
     14:45 - Mansfield


  • Randel Lambert
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     12:45 - Bedford
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • Robert Long
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     14:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 07

  • A1C
        Elbert Bilbrey
    [Ride Captain: Phil Robinson]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Whitesboro


  • Ralph Bogues
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Memorial Service, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Weatherford

  • 08 MOTHERS'  DAY
          V-E  DAY
    09

  • Robert Beller
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report 
  • 10

  • PFC
        Martin Haley
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Veteran With No Known Family Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • Sgt.
        Carl Taylor
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • Harry Arber
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Mansfield
  • 11 12

  • SSgt
        Steve Andrle
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dublin


  • Jess Ochoa
    [Ride Captain: Mark Gravit]
    (Funeral, Procession)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • John Dajda
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • Charles Kearns
    [Ride Captain: Jim Anderson]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • 13

  • Joseph McQuirk
    [Ride Captain: Wendy Ingersoll]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     12:30- DFW Cemetery



  • SSgt
        Floyd Farrington
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • Alton Randolph
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Fort Worth

  • 14

  • Eddie Carl Carlan
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Irving


  • SrA
        Lawrence       Escobido
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Bonham


  • Sgt
        Loren Shay
    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Azle


  • SPC
        Frank Krawiec
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir ]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Flower Mound



  • Sgt
        Sylvester      Thomas
    [Ride Captain: Brain Liberty]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Grand Prairie

  • 15 POLICE OFFICERS'
         MEMORIAL  DAY

              
       Flags At Half Staff
    16

  • SPC
        Frank Krawiec
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Flower Mound
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • CPT
        Kenneth Smith
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • Sgt
        Sylvester      Thomas
    [Ride Captain: Brain Liberty]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • James Bostick
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • SP4
        Michael Gunter
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - Forth Worth



  • Linniel Taylor
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 17 18

  • Operation Meet a Hero
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Community Event at Bryan Adams High School)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
  • 19

  • Truman Williams
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     17:00 - Fort Worth
  • 20

  • Presence Requested
    Cancelled
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     08:15? - DFW Cemetery?


  • SP4
        Michael Gunter
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • SN
        James Alfred
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Dallas



  • PVT
        William Pugliese
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Inurnment Services)
    Staging:
     14:15 - Dallas

  • 21 ARMED FORCES'  DAY
    RUN FOR THE WALL ARRIVES GRAND PRAIRIE

  • CW2
        Larry Clark
    [Ride Captain: Bill Holcomb]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - Lewisville


  • MSG
        Jerrel Kerr
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Funeral, Procession, and East Texas PGR Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Sunnyvale
                   To Emory


  • God and Country       Event
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Procession)
    Staging:
     17:15 - Wichita Falls
  • 22 RUN FOR THE WALL LEAVES GRAND PRAIRIE

  • Air Force Yellow Ribbon Event
    CANCELLED
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     ??:??? - Grapevine?
  • 23

  • CW2
        Larry Clark
    [Ride Captain: Bill Holcomb]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • John Wilkerson
    [Ride Captain: Mike Moore]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Denton
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 24

  • Harlin Dauphin
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • Kenneth
         Burleson

    [Ride Captain: Mark Gravit]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Arlington


  • Steve Halencak
    [Ride Captain: Gene DeBord]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:45 - Electra
  • 25 26

  • EIGHT Veterans
        With No Known
        Families

    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (8 Inurnment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - DFW Cemetery


  • PVT
        William Pugliese
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     14:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Sgt
        Michael Duffey
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (ADD Arrival Procession)
    Staging:
     17:30 - Love Field
     18:30 - Dallas
  • 27

  • Albert Donato
    [Ride Captain: Mike Moore]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Denton


  • Presence Requested
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     13:00? - Garland?


  • Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%
    The Above Forecast Is For Commerce, Texas
    Dallas
  • 28

  • Presence Requested
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     07:00? - Garland?
     08:45? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Cierra Rogers
    [Ride Captain: Bryan Read]
    (ADD Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     08:30? - Dallas?


  • Presence Requested
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     08:30? - Garland?
     09:45? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Michael Duffey
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (ADD Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Dallas?


  • Paul Watson
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     17:00? - Fort Worth?


  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Commerce, Texas
    Dallas
  • 29

  • Memorial Day       Program
    [Ride Captain: Bob Heuchert]
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Iowa Park
  • 30 MEMORIAL  DAY
              
       Flags At Half Staff

  • Memorial Day Program
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     08:00? - Arlington?

  • Heritage Park
    Memorial Day Program

    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Holiday Celebration)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Denison

  • Lake Worth Veterans Memorial Park
    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Lake Worth

  • Memorial Day BBQ
    CANCELLED
    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     09:30? - Greenville?

  • Sgt Candelario Garcia Statue Dedication
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     15:00? - Corsicana?
  • 31 June 01 02 03 04
    Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
    Color Legend:  KIA-Killed In Action Active Duty Death Veteran HOTH Other Missions First Responder Red River Mission Information Only
    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.
    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 / Third Line The Itinerary Has Not Yet Been Finalized
    (Mission Segments) In The Second / Third 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
    I  M  P  O  R  T  A  N  T     A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E  M  E  N  T  S
    HAVE YOU STOPPED RECEIVING MISSION NOTICES?
    Posted: 04/15/2016 

    About a month ago, AOL and now YaHoo and Gmail began NOT DELIVERING E-Mail that THEY have determined to be SPAM, without regard to their users' wishes.  It took nearly a month to get AOL to stop this practice  for mail from NTXPGR.ORG, but now YaHoo is doing the same thing at a phenomenal rate; Gmail at a slower rate, so far.  Both YaHoo and Gmail do not support the same solution we used for AOL.

    We have invested over a hundred hours so far researching what YaHoo has done and in trying various possible solutions.  We are still waiting for the results of some of that activity.  At this time, we have 4 suggestions:

    1. If you have a more reliable, commercial-grade E-Mail service, please request changing your delivery to the other service by sending an E-Mail to Harold@ntxpgr.org DO NOT re-register!


    2. Make sure our messages are not going to your SPAM or Junk folder.  Add ntxpgr.org to your address book.  Whitelist ntxpgr.org in any way supported by your E-Mail system. 


    3. Report this problem to YOUR E-Mail service (YaHoo.com or Gmail.com) and tell them that THEY have stopped delivering critical E-Mail that you are subscribed to.  Please tell us how they respond.


    4. Watch the Mission Calendar on this WEB site - http://www.ntxpgr.org - there is nothing sent by E-Mail that is not published on our Calendar.

    If you have no other E-Mail addresses, we have some alternatives.  Please contact us at harold@ntxpgr.org.

    Watch this space for future developments as we pursue a resolution to this situation.

    T  H  A  N  K    Y  O  U    N  O  T  E  S
    See Archived Messages At: Letters From 2013 Thru Present
    And:  
    Letters From 2008 Thru 2012
    From The TSgt Bob Smith Mission
    Mission Date: 01/22/2016
    Posted: 05/03/2016
    Aloha,

    I was reflecting on my Grandfather today, TSgt Bob Smith, USAF(RET), and I found the Patriot Guard site today with your name as the Ride Captain for his funeral. I wanted to extend my thanks to you and the others who are committed to this service. I know that the funeral service that day was extremely cold and the ride could not have been an easy one with the wind. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be there, but it meant a lot to me and my family for your kind gesture! Thank you for honoring him and other vets in this way. It means a lot, and I’m sure that myself and the other families that receive this blessing will always remember the thoughtfulness.

    Mahalo,
    Grandson of TSgt Bob Smith
    From The SFC Billy "John" Denison Mission
    Mission Date: 04/06/2016
    Posted: 04/07/2016
    I wanted to write and say thank you to everyone involved in the visitation and funeral of my dad, Billy John Denison. Today, as we drove up to the funeral home, there were so many of you wonderful Patriot Guards, and there were American flags everywhere -- it was an awesome site, and it meant the world to my mother and the rest of my family. We were so proud of my dad, who served in the United States Army for 22 years -- and I can't thank you all enough for showing such abounding respect for him and to us.

    I would like to send a special thank you out to the gentleman who presented my mother with a framed certificate of service with my dad's name on it -- and also to the man who put his safety on the line in order to stop traffic when the funeral procession was on their way to the cemetery.

    Our sincere gratitude to you all -- we can't thank you enough for what you do!

    Sincerely,
    Laura Estrada (Denison)
    From The Gary Robinson Mission
    Mission Date: 03/31/2016
    Posted: 04/02/2016
                     
    L  O  N  G     T  E  R  M    A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E M  E  N  T  S
    TXPGR.ORG
    Posted: 11/27/2015     Updated 01/24/2016
    It appears that this domain has now been taken down. Please continue to use NTXPGR.ORG

    WARNING: The original North Texas PGR domain name, TXPGR.ORG, has not been used in over two years - all links to that domain have been redirected to NTXPGR.ORG.  Now, it appears that domain name has been hijacked and no longer is redirected.  In fact, that domain appears to be hosting a Trojan virus.

    If you have links to anything on TXPGR.ORG, please change them to point to NTXPGR.ORG and DO NOT open any pages on TXPGR.ORG.  If you accidentally opened a page on the former WEB site, it is highly recommended that you run a virus scan on your computers and immediately remove any malware found.

    TXPGR.ORG is no longer under our control and the associated problems have been reported to its owner.
    Open Carry and The Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Posted: 12/10/2015
    Greetings fellow Texas Patriot Guard Riders:

    With the soon to be Open Carry Law, we have had several questions about how this will affect the Patriot Guard.

    As we understand the law, you must be a licensed Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holder in order to legally carry a handgun in the open.

    The Texas Patriot Guard is not in the position to question your rights as a licensed CHL holder. A CHL license holder knows where they are allowed to carry a weapon and where they are not allowed to carry based on the laws.

    That being said, we all need to remember that the Patriot Guard are invited guests of the family of a fallen Hero at their most sacred time and we are there to pay Honor and Respect. That respect and common sense needs to prevail. Our missions/ flag lines are not the place to be displaying an open weapon.

    The Texas Patriot Guard Riders policy will be that no open carry will be permitted on any mission.

    The Ride Captain in charge of the mission does have the authority to ask anyone who is open carrying to remove the firearm and place it out of view, and/or ask the individual to leave the mission if they refuse. This policy is not in any way, shape, or form to infringe on the rights of a CHL holder, but to simply set a higher standard to which the Patriot Guard is known for and presents to our Hero’s families at each and every mission.

    Thank you all for supporting the Patriot Guard Riders and Honoring our Hero’s

    Any questions can be directed to me at bstroka@sbcglobal.net

    Bobby Stroka
    Texas State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Fellow North Texas PGR,

    The PGR policy on Open Carry is just common sense and is not intended to infringe on anyone's rights. I know everyone understands why open carry at PGR missions is not a good idea. It's pretty straight forward that we can't predict how a grieving family, uninvited guests, or the media will react to the sight of weapons openly carried by PGR. Therefore we will simply not take the chance of causing a disruption.

    Not so straight forward is carrying openly publicly or at other events while wearing the PGR logo. Please exercise the same common sense with regard to carrying a weapon openly while wearing PGR gear. The simple act of wearing your gear causes the media and others to associate the person wearing the gear to the organization, whether right or wrong. The PGR has always represented a high standard of honor and respect and is seen this way by the public. We don't want the impression to be changed by the sight of "armed" PGR as a result of carrying openly. We all know how the media reports things and how context can be misrepresented. We can avoid any misconceptions by eliminating he opportunity to do so. Please exercise common sense and abide by the PGR Code of Conduct when it come to how others could perceive you while wearing the PGR logo.

    Thanks,

    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    North Texas PGR Windshield Banners
    AVAILABLE NOW!!!

    Posted: 07/16/2015 - Updated 08/01/2015

    The popular North Texas static cling windshield banners are now available from THIS WEB site as promised!!!  The WEB address (URL) has been updated and there are now two versions of this banner available.  The first version is the same size and shape as you see on many of our motorcycle's windshields.  The second version is reverse-printed so they can be placed on the inside of windshields where they are protected from the elements, bugs, and cleaning.  The ink is on the opposite side of the clear material so there is no contact and no transfer of ink to the windshield, and they will stick to the inside of the windshield by static electricity.  They are relatively small and can be left in place on the windshield or they can be removed between missions.

    The price is similar to what they have been in the past, but now you will be able to order them on this WEB site and have them mailed to you or, in some cases, have them delivered to you at a mission.  There are extra costs to ship them.  If you order them on line, you can use your credit card, but the price MAY be adjusted to cover the service charge.  If you pick them up in person, you may pay in cash or by check.  Garland "PAPA" Raney, whom you see on many missions, will carry a supply for sale.  See pricing below.  Any profits from these banners will deposited in the respective PGR bank accounts and used to support our Mission Statement.  This is NOT a private, for-profit venture.

    We expect our first supply of these banners will go quickly, but we will do our best to keep them in stock.  For now, to order, please send an E-Mail to Harold@ntxpgr.org stating:

    1. Which type you want (inside or outside)
    2  How many of each
    3.  Your COMPLETE mailing address.  They are sent by US Mail if shipped.
              If you do not want them mailed, suggest an alternate method and we will discuss that by E-Mail. 
    4.  You will receive an electronic invoice by E-Mail.  Please watch for this E-Mail from
             "North Texas Patriot Guard Riders via PayPal" and pay as instructed.  We, the providers of this WEB site, do
             not ever see your credit card information.  Your credit card E-Mail and statement may reference TeleHobbies, Inc.,
            as he payee (the providers of this WEB site and PayPal interface).
    5.  If you have any questions, ask them in this ordering E-Mail for tracking purposes.  You will not be billed until your questions
            are answered, so be sure to check back quickly.  Your order will not be shipped until the invoice is paid!

    TODAY'S PRICING:
       Normal Static Cling Windshield Banner:  $13.00
      Reverse Print Static Cling Windshield Banner: $15.00
      Shipping and Handling: $  5.00
      Transaction Charge - FREE Today! $  0.00

    Facebook Page Launched By North Texas Deputy State Captain
    Posted: 07/17/2015
    Fellow North Texas PGR,

    A Facebook business page has been launched and you are invited to visit it. Please note that the purpose of this page is purely social. NO MISSION INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE. Please continue to use the North Texas PGR WEB site and Mission Calendar for your one and only trusted source for mission information.

    The Facebook page will be used for non-mission information, events, etc. We sometimes get invitations to events where Riders may wish to participate, but due to the work required, calendar space, and other considerations, we may not be able to post them on our WEB site. This gives us a place to post them where you can view them. It can also be used when we have events such as Meet and Greets. Events on Facebook let everyone choose if they are coming or not and let others view who's coming. I'm sure there are other possibilities, but bear with me as I am a Facebook rookie.

    Check it out by logging onto Facebook and searching for North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. Save as one of your favorites for easier navigation and hit the "like" button as well.

    Thanks,
    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

    [NOTE:  The providers of our WEB and Information Technologies are not associated with any social media pages.  Anything posted there is strictly an independent venture.  For information, contact the provider of those pages.  We have never required our Riders to log on to anything, set up accounts, or supply personal information, nor do we share any information other than what is posted on our WEB site, which is privately hosted and VERY secure.]
    Purchases From Amazon Smile Earn Donations For PGR of Texas!
    Posted: 05/14/2015
    This is NOT a free advertisement for Amazon! This is simply letting PGR members know that, if they make purchases from Amazon in a specific way, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase (0.5% of the purchase price) to the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas!  It may not sound like much, but added together, could be a significant amount of money.  The donations go to the Texas State Bank Account, not to any particular region.

    The next time you intend to make a purchase from Amazon, go to http://www.smile.amazon.com and put your selected  items into your cart as normal. Not all items qualify for the donation, but those that are should be marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation".   On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you should select "Patriot Guard Riders of Texas" to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact Harold@ntxpgr.org. Remember to go to smile.amazon.com and not amazon.com.  Click on more information for additional documentation.
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    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN MAY OF 2016

    2 AMERICAN PATRIOT REPORTEDLY HAS DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
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    Country:
    Al Asad Air Base, Iraq,
    in a non-combat related incident./span>
    Information Released:  .
    May 8, 2016  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    1st Lt. David A. Bauders, of Seattle, Wash., died May 6, on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

    Bauders was assigned to 176th Engineer Company, Snohomish, Wash.
    At this time, the following information has not yet been released by the Department Of Defense.

    CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, was killed in action in northern Iraq May 3.

    Keating died from injuries sustained in combat, during an attack on his team by Islamic State forces. Keating and elements of his team were responding to a local Peshmerga force's request for support when they were attacked.

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