Attend on your own event to support Mass PGR US Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, Abington, MA – 31 DEC ’13/ 1,2 JAN ’14

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Attend on your own event to support Mass PGR

US Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27

Abington, MA

31 DEC ’13/ 1,2 JAN ’14

The family of US Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, has requested our presence at the funeral of their Fallen Hero.

    Sergeant Vasselian, 27, died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was ambushed as he was dismounting a Humvee during an operation for which he volunteered so as to keep his fellow platoon members out of harm’s way.

    It was Sgt. Vasselian’s third combat tour of duty, having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He enlisted in the Marines in 2006. 
 
    He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

ADDITIONAL UPDATE – US Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, Abington, MA – 2

For the funeral:
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The STAGING TIME for Thursday 2 January has be revised to 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM with the hope that members can actually arrive between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM.

The reason for this is that is that town officials have decided to open our parking area for public parking. Getting their early will help secure a spot in proximity to the church

please use caution and allow for extra time due to road conditions.

Gregg Barratt
Patriot Guard Riders
CT State Captain

——-Preliminary Schedule——-

I) The return of Sgt Vasselian to his home town

DATE: Tuesday, 31 December 2103

 to: Quealy and Son Funeral Home
    116 Adams St
     Abington, MA 02351

We will form a flag line to honor Sgt Vasselian upon his return

STAGING TIME: Please be at the funeral home No Later Than 11:30 AM on Tuesday

II) WAKE:

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 1 January from 3 PM to 7:00 PM

We are urging all who can stand for a spell to do so beginning at 1:55 PM until 7:00 PM

(The family is expected to arrive at 2:00 PM)

Flags will be provided

AT: Quealy and Son Funeral Home

III) Funeral

DATE: Thursday, 2 January 2014

AT:      St Bridget Church
455 Plymouth St (Rte 58)
Abington, MA

STAGING LOCATION:

Please stage/park on Park Ave beginning at Central St (NOT Central Ave)  and extending to Pond St

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STAGING TIME: 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM

BRIEFING: 8:20 AM

We will then proceed on foot  to the church and set up a flag line to honor the service of Sgt  Vasselian and also his family.

Interment to follow at Mt Vernon Cemetery
Abington, MA

Ride Captain: Patrick Mahoney patrick.mahoney@bc.edu

Assisting Ride Captain: Ursula Korotzer ukorotzer@chacompanies.com

——Flags will be provided——–