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APRIL 2015
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
29 30 31 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
  • 02 03

  • SFC
        Fred Hawkins
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Cpl
        Nathan Waldron
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • SP4
        Daniel Hickey
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • PO2
        Rodger Anderson
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Dallas
    Mission Report

  • PH1
        Richard Crossett
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 04

  • 1LT Robert F. Welch Run For Our Heroes
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     07:00 - Wylie
  • 05 EASTER 06 07

  • Sgt
        Michael Smith
    (PGR Member Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • CPL
        Francisco Rodriguez
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • TSgt
        Donald Arrowood
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Mansfield
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • TSgt
        Ronald Steele
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Fort Worth
  • 08

  • Cpl
        Emmanuel
         De Los Reyes

    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Arlington
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • PH2
        Barbra Hughes
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery


    Medal of Honor Recipient Motorcade
    Group Ride To Staging Point From Far North Texas, East Texas, and Oklahoma Added
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     14:00 - SOUTH End of
                   DFW Airport To
                    Gainesville
  • 09

  • AMN
        Jack McBroom
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Van Alstyne
     11:00 - Howe



  • SSG
        Monroe Brown
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 10 GATHERING OF THE
          GUARD


  • Lt Col
        Thomas Smith
    (Visitation)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Keller

  • SSgt
        Guy Ruffin
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 11 GATHERING OF THE
          GUARD


  • Pvt
        Roland Qualls
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Fort Worth

  • Alvin Ziegelbauer
    See Part 1 Addition
    (Visitation, Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Bedford

  • LCpl
        Michael Blough
    (Visitation)
    Staging:
     12:15 - Eastland
  • 12 GATHERING OF THE
          GUARD

    13 14

  • Oddie Jones
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Ft Worth
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery



  • SSgt
        Thomas Key
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report

  • SP4
        Donald Beier
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 15
               
       Flags At Half Staff

  • Sgt
        John Rodriguez
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Greenville
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • Alvin Ziegelbauer
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Andrew Franklin
    (Impromptu Interment Service)
    Staging:
     --:-- DFW Cemetery
  • 16 17

  • SGT
        Steven Williams
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Arlington
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery



  • Leon Buchanan
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     14:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 18
               

  • Steven Lester
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Leonard


  • John Lowe
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Newark

  • Meet and Greet
    (Courtesy of Steve Waldron and Jason Erwin - Rain or Shine!)
    Starting:
     12:00 - Decatur


  • Sammy Compton
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Waxahachie
  • 19 20

  • Merald Binger
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Midlothian


  • IC2
        Clayton Gibbons
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Kaufman
  • 21 SAN JACINTO DAY

  • Dennis Martin
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    See Itinerary For Changes
    Staging:
     10:00 - Keller
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery



  • Elbert Knowles
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery
  • 22

  • Major
        Ralph Moyer
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Commerce


  • Jeff Lowery
    Map Updated
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:50 - Graham
  • 23

  • Victor Wright
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • SGT
        John Blair (Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Canton
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • SSG
        Tom Hawkins
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Ft Worth
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • T5
        Jack Franklin
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:30 - Irving
     13:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • BM3
        Charles Reeves
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:00 - Ennis
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 24 25

  • John Mullen Memorial
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     07:45 - Allen

  • Col
        John Bennett
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     11:15 - Midlothian
  • 26 27 28

  • Spirit of 45 WWII Anniversary Event
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons)
    Staging:
     09:15? - DFW Cemetery ?

  • Presence Requested
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Dallas?
     12:45? - DFW Cemetery ?


  • Metroplex Ride Captains Meeting
    (At The VFW Post 6111)
    Starting:
     18:30 - Arlington


  • Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 29

  • Major
        Raymond Fusch
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Gary Dunn)
    Staging:
     08:00? - Calvary Hill,
                     Dallas?
     09:45? - DFW Cemetery ?


  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 30 May 01 02

  • Presence Requested
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Stephenville?
  • 03 04

  • Roger Seele
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Dan Mathys)
    Staging:
     09:45? - DFW Cemetery ?

  • Madison Moore
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Paul Switzer)
    Staging:
     10:15? - DFW Cemetery ?

  • Scott Lake
    (Mission Pending - Ride Captain: Bill Holcomb)
    Staging:
     14:45? - DFW Cemetery ?
  • 05 06

  • Tribute to Jake Chandler - KIA April 2014
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Tom Bean
  • 07 08 09

  • NAS Fort Worth JRB Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
    (See "Future Events" Button For More Information)
    Place:
     ??:??? - NAS Fort Worth

  • Presence Requested
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     ??:??? - Stephenville ?
  • 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 Calendar Page Views Total Page Views
    April 48 45 3 4 0 7,900+ ????
    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 155+ 139+ 16+ 12+ 4 27,168+ 62,390+
    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
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    New Mobile Store Team
    Posted: 04/21/2015
    Please help us welcome Karen and Mike Goebel as they take over operating our mobile PGR store. They plan on making the store available at least two days a week at DFW National Cemetery.

    Special thanks to Erna and James for the great job they have done with the store and photos of our missions.

    Catfish
    Gary Dunn
    Assistant Deputy State 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
    CW04 Mark Kelsey Interment
    Posted: 04/13/2015
    Fellow Riders,

    Just before Thanksgiving last year, we honored the life and work of CW04 Mark Kelsey at his funeral service. He was a fellow PGR brother, a Casualty Assistance Officer, a board member of Snow Ball Express, and a great man. He was to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, outside Washington, D.C., at a later date.

    I have been contacted by his widow, Michelle, and have been informed that the service at Arlington National Cemetery will take place on May 8, 2015 at 1245. She wanted me to extend an invitation to all of us, here in North Texas, to attend the service.

    There may be plane side honors rendered at DFW airport upon his final departure from Texas, so watch our Mission Calendar.

    Bill Holcomb
    From The Vandiver Mission On 02/03/2015
    Posted: 04/13/2015
    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN APRIL OF 2015

    2 AMERICAN PATRIOTS REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    22
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Information Released:  .
    April 22, 2015  .

    Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

    He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
     Branch:
     AIR FORCE
    Age:
    40
    Country:
    Southwest Asia
    Information Released:  .
    April 14, 2015  .

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, at an air base in southwest Asia in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

    He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

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