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JANUARY 2015
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
28 29 30 31 NEW YEARS EVE January 01
NEW YEARS DAY
02

  • 2014 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Game
    (Armed Forces Bowl Game) Staging:
     08:00 - Fort Worth

  • TSgt
        Gene Lewis
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Photos

  • LTC
        Ernest Ray
    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     10:45 - Ft Worth
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 03

  • Sgt
        Charles Covington
    (Funeral Services)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Dallas
  • 04

  • PO2
        Christopher Andris
    (PGR Member Procession, Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Dallas
     14:00 - DFW Cemetery


  • Mike Counts
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Red Oak
  • 05

  • S1c
        Abram Mendez
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:30 - Dallas
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Sgt
        Charles Covington
       Procession Added
    (Interment)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Mike Counts
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     14:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 06

  • PO1
        Michael Moore
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - DFW Cemetery

  • PFC
        Kyle Osburn
    (Funeral Service - North Texas)
    (Interment Service - East Texas)

    Staging:
     10:00 - Celina
     16:00 - Henderson

    Mission Report

  • A1C
        Billy Schinzing
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 07

  • TSGT
        Ernest Wright
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Garland
    Mission Report

  • Cpl.
        Charles O'Bar
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Joshua

  • Arlee Patchin
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Howard Higginbotham
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - Wichita Falls
    Mission Report

  • James Daniel
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - Weatherford

    FALLEN SOLDIER ALERT At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • SSgt
    Benjamin Roberts
    (Memorial Portrait Presentation)
    Staging:
     17:30 - Dallas
    Mission Report
  • 08

  • SSgt
        Philip Tarvis
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • PFC
        Benny Baker
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Mansfield
    Mission Report
  • 09

  • Sgt
        Ethen Smith
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • Frank Shelton
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     12:00 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • SP5
        Peter Kauhane
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 10
    11

  • SSgt.
        Omar Aceves
    Rescheduled To 01/18
    (Portrait Presentation)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Dallas
  • 12

  • AM3
        Alton Cox
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Sherman
    Mission Report

  • SGT
        John Bruer
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • SGT
        Don DuLaney
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery  Mission Report

  • Cpl
        Christopher Foster
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 13

  • Cpl
        Don Wiggins
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Irving
    Mission Report

  • Jim Pannell
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:30 - Rockwall
  • 14

  • "American Sniper" Movie Premiere
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     16:45 - Plano
    Mission Report
  • 15

  • American Sniper” Movie Screening
    Part 2 Cancelled
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     16:30 - Waxahachie
     20:15 - Waxahachie

    Mission Report
  • 16

  • Sgt
        Harold Weaver
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Wichita Falls

  • SSG
        Dennis Adams
    (Inurnment, Memorial Services)
    Staging:
     09:10 - DFW Cemetery
     10:20 - Arlington
  • 17

  • AE2
        Bobby Clark
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Bells
    Mission Report
  • 18

  • SSgt.
        Omar Aceves
    (Portrait Presentation)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Dallas
  • 19

    FALLEN SOLDIER ALERT At DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • SPC
        Nathaniel Gouge
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Ft Worth
     12:00 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • LCDR
        Joseph Jan Collmer (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas

  • Major
        Harry Klein-Smith
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • T/5
        Lewen Burk
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Bonham
    Mission Report

  • CMSgt
        Elmer Peterson
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 20

  • PFC
        Ramiro Quesada
    (Visitation, Funeral Service) Staging:
     08:30 - Garland

  • Ride Captain Meeting
    (Ride Captains Only)
    Starting:
     18:00 - Arlington
  • 21

  • PFC
        Ramiro Quesada
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 22 23

  • CW3
        Billy Elwood
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Grandview

  • Sgt
        Lawrence Brown
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 24

  • Howard Palmer
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Santo
    Mission Report
  • 25 26

  • Sgt
        Robert Knapp
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 27 28 29

  • SSgt
        Billy Joe Davis
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Garland
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • Gerald Buckley
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Dallas
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • John Hart
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Mansfield
    Mission Report
  • 30

  • PVT
        Joseph Coppoletta
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Arlington
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • John Langley
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Fort Worth
    Mission Report
  • 31

  • Donnie Garrett
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Mineral Wells

  • Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • February 01 02 CHRIS KYLE DAY 03

  • Joe Harrison
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir)
    Staging:
     ??:?? - Dukes Travel Stop
     13:15? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 04 05 06 07
    Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
    Missions This Month: Total Missions: 46, Metroplex: 33, Red River Area: 6, Non-Funeral Missions: 5, Information Only: 2
    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
    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

    Mission Photos
    Posted: 01/12/2015
    Just a reminder that Mission Photos are now available very quickly under the "Photo Archives" button!
    From The Jim Hynes Mission
    Posted: 01/30/2015
    Dear [] fellow Patriot Guard Riders, I sincerely apologize for the delay in sending you this note. You all have been on my mind since December when you gave our family and friends such beautiful memories to hold onto forever! You honored my husband Jim with respect, dignity and love as his brothers and sisters. You stood silent and tall, yet I could feel your sadness at our loss and your pride in being part of this ceremony to honor his service to our country. You have given much of yourselves to serve a country unlike any other country. Your patriotism you wear proudly. God bless you for continuing to give of yourselves, even now for your brothers and sisters who have died. You are true servants of God and country and I am so grateful to you all for responding to our request for your presence. You stand for what this country needs to be reminded of......freedom, courage, sacrifice and honor. You ask for nothing in return. You are our true heroes as you continue to give of yourselves!

    Thank you so much for loving and honoring Jim even in his death. May God bless each and every one of you abundantly as you continue to give back! From a veteran myself to each of you......thank you.

    Pattie Hynes
    From A Long Time Friend Of The PGR
    Posted: 01/30/2015
    It is my pleasure to donate to NTXPGR. I was introduced to your fine organization through my good friend, the late Tony Dukes. The PGR stood tall for my grandfather when he passed in 2008 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. He was a WW II veteran who spent 2-1/2 years in Stalag II B as a POW. I was unaware of the PGR until that day when the PGR led the procession to the cemetery. People rose from bus stop benches...they stopped yard work, construction workers paused and passers by stood at attention as we rolled through. It was quite a sight to see the respect paid by the general public and to see how the PGR honored my grandfather at the funeral home and at the graveside service. Thanks so much for the selfless work you do and God bless the PGR!!

    Best,
    David Milam
    2015 Texas Gathering Of The Guard
    Hosted By North Texas
    Posted: 01/29/2015
    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 Howard Lynn Palmer, Sr. Mission
    Posted: 01/23/2015
    Thanks for every thing y'all do and the service was incredible!

    Thank you
    Lynn Palmer (Son)
    From The Lewen (Jack) Burk Mission
    Posted: 01/23/2015
    I wish to thank you and all the riders that brought honor to my father, Jack Burk. He was my Hero, I have a wall with him and his Military life. I hope to someday have the Purple Heart and the Medal from France. He and I talked WWII often and about how he earned that heart. He was a good man and father. He would be so humbled but later ask, "They really did that for me?" I would say, Yes daddy, they appreciate you and what you and others did. I have a friend in Belgium that does things like this for the American's buried there. He and others from his country are thankful for our service men and women for keeping them free from evil.

    I loved all the pictures and thank you for posting them. I got to see things I did not see that day through the tears.

    A great job by you and the riders.

    Debbie Burk Whitfield
    Proud Daughter of a World War II Veteran
    From The Patriot Guard’s Participation in the Armed Forces Bowl
    Posted: 01/12/2015
    Good morning. I just wanted to take a second to say THANK YOU for the Patriot Guard’s participation in the Armed Forces Bowl. Despite the weather, the event was very successful and next year promises to be even better.

    Please pass our appreciation and thanks along to all of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders.

    Thanks,
    Brian P. Harris
    Manager - Technical Subcontract Management
    East Coast and International Team
    From The Joseph Jurlina Mission
    Posted: 01/12/2015
    Thank you so much for contacting my mother, Billie Jurlina, to assure her that the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders would, indeed, be pleased to escort my Dad's cortege to the DFW National Cemetery. When the day began very rainy, we were discouraged that it might not be possible. Then we were so pleased that you and another Rider were willing and able to don protective gear and lead us there, despite the rain. When we arrived at the cemetery, we were surprised and so impressed by the flag bearers who surrounded the pavilion and stayed until after the end of the interment service. It was very meaningful to us and would have pleased my Dad very much.

    Joe served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 when he was 18-21 years old. Of course it was an impressionable time in his life and he made lifelong friends with whom he corresponded via letter, phone, and later on email, until near the end of his life at age 90. Those relationships meant so much to him. During his tour of duty, while stationed in Texas, he met and married my mother which changed his life immeasurably, and they were married just 4 months shy of 70 years! He also earned an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas, and worked in Texas for 35 years.

    Dad had previously attended a funeral which was escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders and he had requested, if it were possible when his time came, that he would like them to escort him to the DFW National Cemetery.

    We want to thank you, and we request that you thank all of the kind people who held the flags with such respect during the interment service. We want them to know that even though Joe's official service to his country was years ago, that he counted his birthright as a citizen of the United States of America as one of his greatest inheritances from his father who had immigrated here from Croatia. He was proud to have served in the U. S. Army, as did his son and his son-in-law, as well. He would have been extremely grateful that you and so many of your group were willing to honor his service in that way.

    Sincerely,
    Carol Ann (Jurlina) Krumm
    for Billie Jurlina and the extended Jurlina family
    From The SSgt Benjamin Roberts Memory Portrait Presentation Mission
    Posted: 01/10/2015
    I wanted to thank you and the Patriot Guard again for the kindness. Indeed you all are a blessing and the participation of the members I have met is most appreciated. Ben's photo sat on the Buffett so we had dinner with him looking over the family that loved him dearly and misses him excruciatingly. Is that a word? Anyway it describes the pain of his absence and I am most grateful for the lovely photo that lifts my heart. I know he soars with The Lord and I look forward or seeing him beyond his photo one day.

    Karen Roberts
    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN JANUARY OF 2015

    0 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM

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