KYLLE A. JONAS, CPL, USMC, THURSDAY FUNERAL IN MIDDLETOWN, CT VETS CEMETERY

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KYLLE A. JONAS, CPL, USMC
THURSDAY 1/11/2018
FUNERAL IN MIDDLETOWN at CT VETS CEMETERY
317 Bow Ln, Middletown, CT 06457
GRAVESIDE SERVICES ONLY AT 11:30am

STAGING AT 1030 HRS THURSDAY 1-11-2018
CONNECTICUT VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LANE
MIDDLETOWN, CT
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we are called to stand in Honor of KYLLE A. JONAS, CPL, USMC SERVED FROM 7-1980 TO 7-1984.
Significant Duty Stations include 7-1980 TO 7-1984
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE
MCAF, MCDEC. QUANTICO, VA
We will stand a flag line for graveside services only.
ASC Jack Casey will be CTPGR  will be RCIC at the cemetery with flags and water on site.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and our First Responders.
For the State Captain,
William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)

**HOTH MISSION** HEARTS OF HOPE PAINTING EVENT SUNDAY JAN 14, 2018 12 NOON PORTLAND CT

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**HOTH MISSION**
HEARTS OF HOPE PAINTING EVENT
12 NOON TO 3PM (ISH)
PORTLAND PICNIC GROUNDS
84 INDIAN HILL AVE
PORTLAND, CT 06480
 
 
When the PGR attends a funeral mission, the family receives a plaque and a challenge coin from the PGR. They also receive a “Heart” painted by a volunteer.
Currently PGR is running low on our supply of “Hearts” and we are looking for your assistance in our resupply effort. 
 
Hearts of Hope is a  501(c)(3)  pay it forward organization that believes in “Creating Hope, One Heart at a Time”. It is a small token of comfort given to families during a difficult time in their lives. 
 
The “Heart” is a 4 inch clay heart that has been fired and is ready for painting in any way that you would like. There will also be “coloring Book Hearts” for those who say they cant paint.  There is a pre-painted pattern in the shape of a heart and you only need to color it. All supplies for painting and coloring will be provided. Donations will be accepted to help cover the costs of the event. 
 
Join us for an afternoon of fun and friendship to resupply the CT PGR supply of Hearts. Spend as much time as you would like to. 
 
Pattie Ptak will oversee the painting project. 
 
So join us between 12 noon and 3pm at the Picnic Grounds, 84 Indian Hill Av  Portland, CT  ( Where we have our summer picnic).
 
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders. 
 
For the State Captain,
William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

HONOR MISSION** ROLAND EDGAR LAPORTE GMM3 USN/USNR KOREA 12/52-12/60 EAST HARTFORD CT/AGAWAM, MA 01/08/18-01/09/18

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MULTI DAY MULTI STATE MISSION
 
ROLAND EDGAR LAPORTE GMM3 USN/USNR 
KOREA 12/52-12/60
 
CALLING HOURS STAGING
1500 HRS
MONDAY 01/08/18
NEWKIRK & WHITNEY FUNERAL HOME
CHURCH STAGING
0800 HRS
TUESDAY 01/09/18
ST EDMUND CAMPION CHURCH (FORMERLY ST CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH)
 

CEMETERY STAGING

1000 HRS

DUNKIN DONUTS
AGAWAM, MA 01001
PROCESSION TO CEMETERY WILL BE AT 1040HRS
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we are called to stand in Honor of Roland Edgar LaPorte GMM3 USN/USNR KOREA  12/52 to 12/60.
Roland was a family friend of our own Kevin Rancourt and we are sorry for your loss Sir.
Significant Duty Stations include the USS Champlain CVA-39.
Significant Awards include the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ Europe Clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
We will stand a flag line for calling hours on Monday 01/08/18 staging at 1500 hrs at the funeral home. Calling Hours will be from 1600 hrs until 1900 hrs. Stand for as much or as little time as you would like to.
We will also stand a flag line prior to church services on Tuesday 01/09/18 staging at 0800 hrs. Church services are at 0900 hrs.
We will along with MAPGR stand a flag line at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery staging at 1000 hrs. Committal services will be at 1100 hrs.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC for calling hours staging and church staging and will have flags and water on site.
ASC Jack Casey will be CTPGR and MAPGR RC Rolly Gratton will be RCIC’s at the cemetery with flags and water on site.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER.
MEMBERS ARE ALSO REMINDED THAT PERSONAL WEAPONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED ON THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY PROPERTY.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and our First Responders.
For the State Captain,


William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** CHILI FOR LIFE COOKOFF SUNDAY JAN 7, 2018 SOMERS CT 1030 STAGE

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**SPECIAL MISSION**
CHILI FOR LIFE COOKOFF
SUNDAY JANUARY 7, 2018
SOMERS FIRE DEPARTMENT
1030 STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited by our own Michael Freedman to participate in the 2018 Chili for Life Cookoff to be held at the Somers CT Fire Department 400 Main St Somers, CT 06071 on January 7, 2018.
The proceeds from this cookoff will benefit a 9 y/o Enfield boy who is battling a seizure disorder and the funds will assist the family with medical bills.
 
Staging for this mission will be at 1030hrs.
We will stand a flag line for the event starting at approx 1150 hrs.
Anyone wishing to assist prior to the flag line are welcome to do so. Mad Mike states that any and all assistance will be welcomed. The actual cookoff time is from 11am to 4pm. There is a pancake breakfast being held prior to the cookoff if anyone wants to attend.
SrRC Steve Marcolini will be RCIC and flags will be on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops and our First Responders.
For the State Captain,
 William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** LAWRENCE P. STARKEY CPL US ARMY WWII MIDDLETOWN CT WEDS 12/27/2017 1100 STAGE

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**HONOR MISSION**
LAWRENCE PAUL STARKEY CPL 
US ARMY  WWII
WEDNESDAY 12/27/2017
CT VETERANS CEMETERY
1100 STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to stand in Honor for Lawrence Paul Starkey CPL US Army WWII.
CPL Lawrence served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations with the 9222nd Technical Service Unit, Transportation Section as a Radar Mechanic.
Significant Awards include The European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, The American Service Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.
 CPL Lawrence passed away in 1996 and will be buried in a double urn along with his wife.
We will stand a flag line at the cemetery only with staging at 1100 am.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
Members are reminded that personal weapons are not permitted on State Property and to dress appropriately for the weather.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and First Responders.
For the State Captain,


William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** MICKEY EARL DAVIDSON CWO3 (SS) US NAVY VIETNAM ERA THURSDAY/FRIDAY 12/21// 12/22 GROTON/GALES FERRY CT

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MULTI DAY/ MULTI CITY MISSION
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** HONOR MISSION**
MICKEY EARL DAVIDSON
CWO3 (SS) US NAVY VIETNAM ERA
STAGING #1
THURSDAY 12/21/17
1600 HRS (4pm)
BYLES-GROTON MEMORIAL HOME
GROTON, CT 06430
STAGING #2
FRIDAY 12/22/17
1000 HRS
AVERY-STODDARD CEMETERY
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to stand in Honor of Mickey Earl Davidson  CWO3 (SS) US Navy Vietnam Era serving from 11/1964 – 11/1968
Significant duty stations include USS Tusk SS-426, USS Sea Devil SSN-684, USS Albuquerque SSN-706, USS Hunley AS-31, Naval Submarine Support Facility Weapons Repair Department, Director of Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Instructor of Submarine Basic Officer Course, Instructor of Weapons Topics for Submarine Officer Advanced Course, Instructor for Weapons Topics for perspective Commanding and Executive Officers Course.
Significant Awards include Navy Achievement Medal x3, Navy Unit Commendation x3, Navy Good Conduct Medal x4, National Defense Service Medal, Expert Pistol Shot Medal, and Navy Enlisted Submarine Dolphins.
We will stand a flag line along with the Freedom Riders for Calling Hours on Thursday and for Burial services on Friday.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and have flags and water on site.
Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and First Responders.
For the State Captain,


William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)

Thank You re: Wreaths Across America

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Today was an amazing day… The 10th anniversary of the Wreaths Across America Event at CT State Veterans Cemetery, and the First time that we have covered the entire cemetery with a Wreath at each resting place that was able to receive a Wreath. There was quite a bit of preparation leading up to this day. With the fundraising by various people and groups, the volunteers that helped unload the tractor trailers when the wreaths arrived in Middletown, and the volunteers that re-loaded the wreaths onto the trucks for transport to the cemetery and the volunteers who again unloaded the trucks and distributed the wreaths to the appropriate cemetery sections. There seems to be a theme here…. Volunteers. Without the Volunteers that assisted these past months, the outcome certainly could have been different. A lot of time and effort was expended leading up to this day.

Then the placement of Wreaths on the Veterans final resting place….. Again it took an army of volunteers to do that as well. The final result was was nothing short of amazing.

A huge Thank You to the members of the CT PGR, NL MC Club, and various other groups and individuals who came out and stood the flag line and to the first timers, we hope to see you on future flag lines.

Wishing you the happiest of Holidays, and a Safe Happy and Healthy New Year…..

William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** ANGELO M. D’AMBROSIO SSGT US ARMY AIR CORPS WWII ROCKY HILL CT MONDAY DEC 18 2017 0900 HRS STAGING

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** HONOR MISSION **
ANGELO M. D’AMBROSIO
SSGT US ARMY AIR CORPS WWII
ROCKY HILL CT
DECEMBER 18, 2017
0900 STAGING

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Sadly we have been called to stand in Honor for Angelo M. D’Ambrosio, SSGT US Army Air Corps WW II.

SSGT D’Ambrosio served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations assigned to the 319th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group 15th Air Force Squadron as an Intelligence Non Commissioned Officer in the Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley, Air Combat Balkans, Southern France, Northern France, and Rhineland Campaigns.

Significant Awards include European-African-Middle eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 2 Silver Stars, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.

We will stand a flag line at St James Church, 767 Elm St Rocky Hill, CT 06067 ( Staging 0900 hrs) followed by a flag line at the Cemetery, Rose Hill Memorial Park 580 Elm St Rocky Hill Ct 06067.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water.

Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.

God Bless America, Our Troops, and First Responders.

For the State Captain,


William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** WILLIAM JOHN FERGUSON CAPT. USAF VIETNAM ERA MIDDLETOWN, CT DEC 15, 2017 1030 STAGING

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**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
WILLIAM JOHN FERGUSON
CAPT USAF VIETNAM ERA
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY 
317 BOW LANE
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
1030 STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to stand in Honor for William John Ferguson Captain, USAF 1957-1963.
Captain Ferguson was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany as an Aircraft Target Officer.
Significant awards include Air Force Long Service Award and the National Defense Service Medal.
Staging will be at 1030 hrs.
We will stand a flag line at the Cemetery only.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and flags & water will be on site.
Members are reminded that personal weapons are not permitted on State Property.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.
For the State Captain,
William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**SPECIAL MISSION** DEDICATION/GROUND BREAKING CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY 317 BOW LANE MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457 TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2017 1200 STAGING

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**SPECIAL MISSION**
DEDICATION/GROUND BREAKING
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LANE
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2017
1200 STAGING

Patriot Guard and Associates;

We are proud to have been invited by the CT DVA to participate in the ground breaking and dedication of a new cemetery section and refurbishment grant for the cemetery.

We will stand a flag line for the ceremony.

Staging will be at 1200 hrs.

SR RC Don Camden will be RCIC and flags will be on site.

Members are reminded that personal firearms are not authorized on CT State property.

God Bless America, Our Troops, and our First Responders.

For the State Captain,


William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)