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JUNE 2015
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31 June 01

  • MSgt
        Paul Herron
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Mansfield
    Mission Report

  • Edward Galyean
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Joint Mission With East Texas - Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Rockwall
    Mission Report
  • 02 03

  • Robert Thurman
    [Ride Captain: Mike Jonson]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Wichita Falls

  • Cpl
        Jerry McMahon
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     14:15 - Seagoville
  • 04

  • Samuel Kauhane
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Grand Prairie
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • Lowell Sanders
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:40 - Fort Worth
     10:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • Walter Ward
    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Fort Worth
  • 05

  • PO3
        William Gooch
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Memorial, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - North Richland
                     Hills
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • James Potter
    [Ride Captain: Mike Jonson]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:10 - Wichita Falls

  • Andrew Roones
    [Ride Captain: Mike Moore]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Bridgeport
  • 06 D DAY (Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.)

  • Vietnam Wall Update Ceremony for National Vietnam War Museum
    [Ride Captain: Bryan Read]
    (Procession, Flag Line At Ceremony)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Mineral Wells
    Mission Report

  • SSgt
        Robert Cabaniss
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Garland
  • 07 08

  • MSG
        James Trusley
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Carrollton
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 09

  • SFC
        William Reich
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Waxahachie
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Arley Short
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 10

  • SSG
        Gerral Clack
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
     
  • 11 12

  • A2C
        Paul Blow
    [Staging Time Corrections]
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Terrell
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

     
  • 13

  • Cpl
        Charles Morrow
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Glen Rose
    Mission Report  

  • WO1
        Robert Folstadt
    [Photo Corrected]
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Garland
    Mission Report
  • 14 FLAG DAY
    US ARMY'S 240th BIRTHDAY

  • Public Flag Retirement Ceremony, FLAG POLE HILL
    [Ride Captain: Gary Dunn]
    (Procession, Flag Line, Procession)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Dallas

  • James Dellinger
    [Ride Captain: Paul Switzer]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     14:15 - Midlothian
  • 15

  • Col
        James Chambless
    [Ride Captain: Mike Moore]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Grapevine
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • CMSgt
        Climmie Hunt
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Sherman


  • 16

  • David Pickett
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Cpl
        Roland Brucks
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Crowley
    Mission Report
  • 17

  • GM2
        Francis Norwillo
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Plano
  • 18

  • Major
        Billy Smith
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Visitation, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Grand Prairie
     14:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Frances Morris
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (ULTRA Short Notice Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 19 JUNETEENTH

  • GM2
        Francis Norwillo
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 20

  • Willie Potter
    [Ride Captain: Barbara Johnson]
    (Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Iowa Park

  • Ronnie Matthews
    [Ride Captain: Bryan Read]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Springtown
  • 21 FATHERS DAY
    .    SUMMER SOLSTICE
    22

  • PFC
        Thomas Jacobs
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 23

  • SN
        Larry Campbell
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:15 - Grand Prairie  13:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Laramie Dockery
    [Ride Captain: Gary Dunn]
    (Welcome Home Procession)
    Staging:
     11:15 - Love Field
                 -To Springtown

  • 24

  • Spc
        Dennis Jacobs
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Spc
        Michael Singleton
    [Ride Captain: Jammie Yaw]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 25

  • Robert Dodds
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Familyless Veteran Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 26

  • Mike Stark
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (First Responder Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
      10:00 - Azle

  • 27 AUDIE MURPHY DAY

  • Farmersville Audie Murphy Day
    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Parade and Celebration)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Farmersville
  • 28 29

  • CPL
        Robert Trevino
    [Ride Captain: Ken Dubois]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Arlington
    Mission Report
  • 30

  • “Homes with Honor” Home Donation
    [Ride Captain: Jim Wiggins]
    (Procession, Home Donation)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Greenville
    Mission Report
  • July 01

  • Jesse Howard
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 02

  • Pvt.
        Jim Sanders
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Santo

  • GySgt
        Walter McMahan
    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • A1C
        Billy Ebarb
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • 03

  • Pvt.
        Jim Sanders
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Cpl.
        Tommie Lowery
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     08:15 - Mansfield

  • A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 99. South wind around 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 04 INDEPENDENCE DAY

  • Fourth of July Parade in Wichita Falls
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Parade)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Wichita Falls

  • Waxahachie 4th of July Parade
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Parade)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Waxahachie

  • A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 05 06

  • Angelito Lamigo
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     11:00? - Duncanville?
     11:45? - DFW Cemetery?


  • CW2
        Jennifer Hunter
    [Ride Captain: Gary Dunn]
    (ADD Joint Mission With West Texas Pending)
    Staging:
     15:00? - Love Field to
          West Texas -  Abilene?
  • 07 08

  • Cpl
        Donald McGregor
    [Ride Captain: Jammie Yaw]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Mesquite
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Gene Whitcher
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     09:00? - Arlington?
     09:15? - DFW Cemetery?
  • 09 10 11
    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 First Responder Red River Mission Information Only
      Total Missions Metroplex Red River Area Non-Funeral Information Only Calendar Page Views Total Page Views
    June 40 31 4 5 0 7,604 18,073
    May 61 56 5 14 4 10,434 25,175
    April 54 52 2 4 1 9,576 24,301
    March 57 54 3 2 0 8,798 19,687
    February 45 38 7 4 2 9,046 20,567
    January 53 47 6 6 2 9,324 22,136
    Total 209+ 191+ 18+ 16+ 4+ 47,178 111,866
    Record Total Number of Missions - May, 2015, with 61 (still verifying) Missions !
    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
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Letter Of Appreciation
    Posted: 06/26/2015
    From The Donald Beier Mission On April 14th
    Posted: 06/25/2015
    Help Wanted!
    Posted: 06/24/2015

    North Texas PGR is looking for a Help On The Homefront (HOTH) Program Coordinator.  HOTH is a program where PGR members provide assistance to Veterans and their families who are in need and find themselves in situations beyond their means to cope.  This assistance can include things like visits to VA hospitals, helping the family of a deployed soldier move to another place of residence, or repairing or refurbishing homes of injured Veterans.  Sometimes just arranging regular visits is all that is needed.

    The candidate/s should ideally possess the following qualities and skills:

    • Compassion and a willingness to help others
    • Spare time
    • Good communication skills
    • Good organizational skills
    • Researching skills
    • Be able to solicit donations, if needed
    • The ability to make a hard decision, such as knowing when we can’t help and saying no.
    • The current leadership would like to see this position take on the activities below as part of developing a North Texas PGR HOTH program, but are open to any /all ideas.

    • Research and compile a list of referral agencies/programs along with the support they provide and recipient eligibility criteria
    • Build a rapport and coordinate with those agencies to be able to match up Veterans’ or families’ needs with the appropriate agency providing that support and connecting the two
    • Be the primary point of contact for those requesting HOTH support
    • Organize HOTH activities/projects
    • Provide follow up

       If interested, please email Bryan Read at readrb@gmail.com.

    From The James William Golden Mission
    Posted: 06/05/2015
    [Transcribed From A Thank You Card We Received With A Donation]

    Thank you to all the North Texas PGR for taking the time to honor our Dad, James William Golden, a WWII Veteran.  His service to his country was so very important to us all.  He would have been so proud you were there for him.  I know we were all proud for him.

    It is truly a kind and selfless gesture on all the volunteers that make up the North Texas PGR.

    Kindest regards,
    The James Golden Family
    From The Jack Franklin Mission
    Posted: 06/05/2015
    [Transcribed From A Thank You Card That Was Scanned And Sent To Us With The Right Side Cut Off.   We Apologize If The Transcript Is Not Accurate.]

    Thank you so much for providing me with the disk with photos from my dad's (Jack Franklin) funeral on April 23 at the DFW National Cemetery.  I can't tell you how much what you and the PGRs [do] helps all of us.  Thanks so much for your kindness.

    Robert C. Franklin
    Lt Col USAF (Ret)
    2nd Annual Texas Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride
    Posted: 06/01/2015

    Video By PGR Member Brandon Beard
    Signed North Texas PGR Flag Makes It To Washington, D.C.
    Posted: 05/29/2015
    A Patriot Guard Rider Flag signed by many North Texas members was carried to Washington, D.C. by Jon "Weasel" Meleshenko riding in the Run For The Wall.

    To see more photos, click here.
    Purchases From AmazonSmile 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.
    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
    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN JUNE OF 2015

    2 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     CIVILIAN
    Age:
    54
    Country:
    Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan
    Operation Freedom's Sentinel
    Information Released:  .
    June 09, 2015  .

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a DoD civilian who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan.

    Krissie K. Davis, 54, of Talladega, Alabama, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Anniston, Alabama, and deployed to DLA Disposition Services Bagram as part of the civilian expeditionary workforce, was killed June 8, during an indirect fire attack on Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    19
    Country:
    Camp Buehring, Kuwait
    Operation Inherent Resolve
    Information Released:  .
    June 14, 2015  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, 19, of Griffin, Georgia, died June 12 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in a non-combat related incident.

    He was assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. .

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