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*** Special Mission*** Homes for Heroes- Turn over the house keys, Greg Caron, USMC, Ellington, CT.
SAT SEP 28th 1030hrs
Patriot Guard and associates,
We are very pleased to have been invited by Homes for Heroes, to participate in their “turn the keys over” house celebration for USMC Sgt Greg Caron.
On November 12, 2011, USMC Corporal Greg Caron was on patrol in the Southern Marjah area of Afghanistan searching known Taliban compounds. Corporal Caron was severely wounded when an IED exploded. He lost both legs, immediately, and received a critical wound to the brachial artery of his right arm.
Throughout the night, Caron received multiple units of blood, as the doctors did their best to stabilize him enough to enable him to be transported to a higher echelon of care at Bagram Airfield Hospital in Afghanistan. Once doctors felt he was stabilized, he was transported Bagram. While there, Corporal Caron once again saw his condition worsen due to the extreme blood loss. Fortunately, doctors were once again able to stabilize him and he was moved to Germany.
Thankfully, the medical team was able to do enough to save the right arm, but Caron still does not have full function of the arm, and he can not grasp anything with his right hand. Corporal Caron also lost the tip of his right middle finger, suffered shrapnel wounds to the right side of his body, and a broke his collarbone.
We will stand a Flag line at this ceremony for this Hero.
Ride Captain Mad Mike Freedman will be RCIC and Flags will be on site.
Saturday September 28th
188 Abbott Road
God Bless America, Our Troops and 1st Responders!!
Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt
Patriot Guard Riders
Connecticut State Captain
203-921-8255Call: 203-921-8255Call: 203-921-8255
“Standing for Those Who Stood for US”!