***HONOR MISSION***WILLIAM MARKAVICH, SR., SGT, US MARINE CORPS, VIETNAM VETERAN, TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2018, NEW BRITAIN MEMORIAL-SAGARINO FUNERAL HOME, 444 FARMINGTON AVE., NEW BRITAIN, CT 06053

***HONOR MISSION***
WILLIAM MARAKAVICH, SR.
SGT, US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM VETERAN
TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2018,
NEW BRITAIN MEMORIAL-SAGARINO FUNERAL HOME
444 FARMINGTON AVE.,
NEW BRITAIN, CT 06053

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We have been asked to escort and attend the funeral for William Markavich, Sr., Sgt, US Marine Corps. He served from October 1965 to October 1968 as a Mortar Man in Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, and in Vietnam.

He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Presidential Unit Citation, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
We will stand a Flag Line at the Church and also at the State Veterans Cemetery for his Interment.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and Flags and water will be on hand.
CHURCH SERVICE:                             
0730 HRS, (7:30 AM), Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Visiting hours from 0830 TO 1030 HRS (8:30 TO 10:30 AM)
A celebration of Life from 1030 TO 1115 HRS (10:30 TO 11:15 AM)
New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home
444 Farmington Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
INTERMENT:                                               
Approximately 1200 HRS (12:00 PM), 9 October 2018
Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery
317 Bow Lane 
Middletown, CT 06457
God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,                                       

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

***HONOR MISSION*** WILLIAM MILLER, US AIR FORCE THURSDAY, 4 October 2018, 0900 HRS (09:00 AM) THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK 213 BROADWAY NORWICH, CT 06360

***HONOR MISSION***WILLIAM MILLER, US AIR FORCE, THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018, 0900 HRS (09:00 AM), THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK, 213 BROADWAY, NORWICH, CT 06360

***HONOR MISSION***
WILLIAM MILLER, US AIR FORCE
THURSDAY, 4 October 2018, 1000 HRS (10:00 AM)
THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK
213 BROADWAY
NORWICH, CT 06360

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We are honored to be invited to the Funeral Service of William Miller, Technical Sargeant, US Air Force, who served for 20 years as a Jet Engine Technician. He was stationed at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico with the Headquarters 72nd Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command. He was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. We will stand a Flag Line at the Church and also at the Cemetery.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and have Flags and water on hand.
STAGING:
0900 HRS (09:00 AM), Thursday, 4 October 2018
The Cathedral of St. Patrick
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
CHURCH SERVICE:                             
1000 HRS (10:00 AM), Thursday, 4 October 2018
The Cathedral of St. Patrick
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
INTERMENT:                                               
Approximately 1130 HRS (11:30 AM), Thursday, 4 October 2018
The Pachaug Cemetery
999 Voluntown Road
Griswold, CT 06351
God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.
Respectfully,

 

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

**SPECIAL MISSION** SEND OFF CT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD HARTFORD, CT MONDAY SEPT 17 4PM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
CT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SENDOFF
WILLIAM A. O’NEILL ARMORY
360 BROAD ST
HARTFORD, CT 06105
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
STAGING 4PM
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited by Major General Francis J. Evon Jr, Adjutant General for the State of Connecticut to participate in a CT Army National Guard Unit Send off for a unit being deployed. 
We will stand a flag line for the event.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water on site. 
Staging will be at 4pm at the Armory. It is recommended that you arrive early due to limited parking.
Members are reminded that personal weapons are not permitted on State Property.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

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

William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAC MCARTHUR
STATE CAPTAIN
CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS
statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org
haddamac@gmail.com
mac06438@aol.com
Cell:860-682-7625
Fax: 860-345-3654

 

** HONOR MISSION ** JAMES STEVEN CALLAGHAN SN USN VIETNAM ERA NEW MILFORD CT MONDAY 09/10/18 0900 HRS STAGING

** HONOR MISSION**
JAMES STEVEN CALLAGHAN SN USN
VIETNAM ERA
01/67 – 02/67
CHURCH STAGE
ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH
26 CHESTNUT LAND RD
NEW MILFORD, CT 06776
0900 HRS STAGE
CEMETERY STAGE
ST FRANCIS XAVIER CEMETERY 
86 FORT HILL RD
NEW MILFORD CT 06776
1000 HRS STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for James Steven Callaghan SN  USN
Significant Duty Stations include Naval Training Center Great Lakes IL.
Significant Awards include National Defense, Service Medal.
We will stand a flag line at the church and cemetery. Flagged vehicle escort will depend on the availability of members. 
This mission is at the same time as an Honor Mission in Middletown so members should choose which mission is closest to them. 
SC Mac McArthur will be RCIC with Flags on site.

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

William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAC MCARTHUR
STATE CAPTAIN
CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS
statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org
haddamac@gmail.com
mac06438@aol.com
Cell:860-682-7625
Fax: 860-345-3654

 

**HONOR MISSION** DONALD D. BARCOMB SP3 US ARMY VIETNAM MONDAY SEPT 10, 2018 MIDDLETOWN CT 1000AM STAGING

**HONOR MISSION**
DONALD DAVID BARCOMB
SP3 US ARMY EUROPE, VIETNAM
 
CEMETERY STAGE
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LANE
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
1000 HRS STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Donald David Barcomb, SP3 US ARMY Europe, Vietnam
Significant Duty Stations include Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, US Army Europe as a Repair Parts Specialist at Smith Kasserine, Germany.
Significant Awards include the National Defense Service Medal, M-16 Expert Badge, and Grenade Marksman Badge.
We will Stand a Flag Line at the Cemetery Only.
RC Rolly Gratton will be RCIC with Flags and Water on site.
Members are reminded that Personal Weapons are not permitted on State Property.
God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.
William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAC MCARTHUR
STATE CAPTAIN
CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS
statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org
haddamac@gmail.com
mac06438@aol.com
Cell:860-682-7625
Fax: 860-345-3654

 

MISSION ATTENDANCE

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

I am forwarding this message from one of our members regarding attendance at our missions. I will let him say what he feels.

 

To all members of the PGR (which I understand that’s there is 1300 – 1500 of us):   I am a five-year member that is retired injured and with medical problems. I have done over 550 mission. I’m sorry to say that it is always been the same 8 – 25 members that show up, some that seem to only show up on high profile missions. Unfortunately, lately its only been 6 – 12 of us showing up and many times its just the 6 – 8 that always do. As a PGR member, I understand that you just can’t make a lot of mission. but over the course of a year, you should be able to come out a few times.

 

With 1300 – 1500 member we should have a better showing then we do. Many of us seem to count on others to show up and think that’s fine. But just a little reminder that the ones that show up all the time most are in there 70’s. Many have been doing this for many years and some are thinking that they have done enough. Some have medical problems, but still, find the time and energy to come out. 

 

I guess what I’m saying and asking all the members is it’s getting harder and harder to continue without some more of you helping out. My final words are this. THERE’S MORE TO BEING A PGR MEMBER THAN WEARING A SHIRT, HAT OR PATCH ON YOUR VEST.  A little help is needed and would be greatly appreciated. Please see what you can do to help out from the tired ones.  
MARK A. BRUNDAGE SR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
This is Mac again. I hope that all our members will take to heart what Mark is saying. Us older members are getting tired and some of us have physical difficulties that make it a hardship to attend every mission. We are just asking for some additional support from the membership.
Thanks for all you can do.
Respectfully,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

**HONOR MISSION** JOSEPH S. MALONE JR LCPL USMC SATURDAY 09/08/18 MIDDLEFIELD (ROCKFALL) CT 1015 HRS STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
JOSEPH SALVATORE MALONE JR
LCPL US MARINE CORPS
1982 – 1986
CEMETERY STAGE
ST SEBASTIAN’S CEMETERY
75 MERIDEN RD (RT 66)
MIDDLEFIELD (ROCKFALL) CT 06481
1015 HOURS STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to stand in Honor for Joseph Salvatore Malone, JR  LCPL US Marine Corps, 06/1982 – 05/1986.
Significant duty stations include the 3rd Forward Area Air Defense Marine Air Control Group 38 3rd Marine Air Wing Camp Pendleton, CA as a Redeye Stinger Gunner.
Significant Awards include Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Mast, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Marine Corps Pistol Sharpshooter Badge, Certificate of Appreciation 2nd Award.
We will stand a flag line at the cemetery only. Cemetery Stage will be at 1015hrs.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC with flags and water on site.

Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.

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

William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MAC MCARTHUR
STATE CAPTAIN
CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS
statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org
haddamac@gmail.com
mac06438@aol.com
Cell:860-682-7625
Fax: 860-345-3654

 

***SPECIAL MISSION***MARIO J. AMARAL, PFC, US ARMY, SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 2018, ST. MARGARET’S SHRINE, 2523 PARK AVE., BRIDGEPORT, CT 06604

***SPECIAL MISSION***
MARIO J. AMARAL, PFC, US ARMY
SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 2018
ST. MARGARET’S SHRINE
2523 PARK AVE.
BRIDGEPORT, CT  06604

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We have been invited to attend the funeral of Mario J. Amaral, Pfc, US Army, who served from February 1951 to February 1953. His funeral service will be held at St. Margaret’s Shrine in Bridgeport with interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Stratford.
SC Mac McArthur will be RCIC for the mission. Please bring your own Flags and water.
STAGE:                                 
0900 HRS (9:00 AM), Saturday, 25 August 2018
St. Margaret’s Shrine
2523 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
INTERMENT:                     
1100 HRS (11:00 AM), Saturday, 25 August 2018
St. Michael’s Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

***SPECIAL EVENT***HONOR & REMEMBER FLAG PRESENTATION TO DION V. FOWLER, SON OF CLAUDIE FOWLER, PFC, US ARMY, WHO WAS KIA IN A SHAU VALLEY VIETNAM ON 11 JULY 1069. PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 2018 AT VFW POST 6573, 382 BOSTON POST ROAD, WATERFORD, CT 06385

***SPECIAL EVENT***
HONOR & REMEMBER FLAG PRESENTATION

TO DION V. FOWLER, SON OF CLAUDIE FOWLER, PFC, US ARMY
WHO WAS KIA IN A SHAU VALLEY VIETNAM
ON 11 JULY 1069
PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY
25 AUGUST 2018 AT VFW POST 6573
382 BOSTON POST ROAD
WATERFORD, CT 06385

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We are honored to have been invited to attend the Flag presentation by the Honor & Remember CT Chapter to Dion V. Fowler, the son of Claudie Fowler, PFC, US Army, who was KIA in A Shau Valley, Vietnam on 11 July 1969.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and Flags and water will be on site.

STAGE:
1200 HRS (12:00 Noon), Saturday, 25 August 2018
VFW #6573
382 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT 06385

God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,
MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654