ATTEND ON YOUR OWN PUBLIC EVENT BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Hearts of Hope is a pay-it-forward program in which people paint clay hearts and send or deliver them to people and places in need of hope and healing.
                                             Please join us at a Hearts of Hope Painting Event                        
        In Honor of Kathy Halverson Stone,  CTPGR
          Being held in Portland, CT
           SUNDAY
                SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
              4PM TO 6PM
              AT THE PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
               ENGINE CO 2 FIREHOUSE
               594 MAIN ST
                PORTLAND, CT 06480
Attendees will receive 1 Heart for FREE and a suggested donation of $5.00 for each additional Heart that is painted.
All Supplies are provided.
Further info can be seen at www.ourheartsofhope.org
Parking in the rear of the Firehouse.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

Hearts of Hope HOTH Event Sept 22, 2019 Portland, CT

Hearts of Hope HOTH Event Sept 22, 2019 Portland, CT

 

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Attached you will find a flyer for a Hearts of Hope painting event in Honor of Kathy Halverson Stone.
This is an Attend on Your Own Event and is open to the Public.
Questions,  Contact Patti Ptak or myself. 

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

** HONOR MISSION** US Army KIA Master Sergeant Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, West Springfield/Agawam, MA, 2-3 SEPT, 2019

**THIS IS A MASSACHUSETTS PGR MISSION**
 
CT PGR IS REQUESTED TO ASSIST MA PGR 
 
THIS IS A MULTIDAY MISSION. 

US Army KIA Master Sergeant Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, West Springfield/Agawam, MA, 2-3 SEPT, 2019

The family of US Army KIA Master Sergeant Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa has requested our presence at the Wake, Funeral and Interment of their beloved American Hero.   Master Sergeant DeLeon-Figueroa served in the US Army and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Master Sergeant DeLeon-Figueroa, along with a Brother in Arms from California, died August 21, 2019 in Faryab Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.

Master Sergeant DeLeon-Figueroa is survived by his fiancé, two young daughters, a step-daughter, a sister, his grandmother and his foster family.

WAKE:  Monday, September 2, 2019

The PGR has been requested to be present for the wake. The Wake is from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.  Attend for as long as you are able to. Flags will be provided.

AT: Curran-Jones Funeral Home

109 Main Street

West Springfield, MA  01089

STAGING:  2:00PM – 2:30PM

AT:  Pintus Indian Place Restaurant

Parking Lot

25 Park Avenue

West Springfield, MA  01089

Overflow Parking: American Legion, Post 207

83 Park Avenue

West Springfield, MA  01089

FUNERAL:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019

AT:  Bethany Assembly of God Church

580 Main Street

Agawan, MA  01001

STAGING:  8:00AM – 8:30AM

AT: Bethany Assembly of God Church

Administrative Parking Lot

(Southeast Side of the Church building near the Maintenance Garage)

INTERMENT:   Immediately Following

AT:   Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery

1390 Main Street

Agawam, MA  01001

PLEASE NOTE:  NO vehicles (other than our Flag Truck) will be allowed in the Cemetery.  We will park in a designated spot outside the Cemetery gates and walk in.

Ride Captains:   Larry Drum   ledrum56@yahoo.com

Steve Joyce   popsteve1@comcast.net

+++FLAGS WILL BE PROVIDED+++

CT PGR will Stand with MA PGR.   Members can Stand for any amount of time you wish.

God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.

__,_.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

*HONOR MISSION**  JAMES F MCARDLE II  A3C US AIR FORCE  VIETNAM ERA  1962-1966

*HONOR MISSION** 
JAMES F MCARDLE II  A3C
US AIR FORCE 
VIETNAM ERA 
1962-1966
 
FUNERAL HOME STAGE
THOMAS L. NEILAN & SONS FUNERAL HOME
12 OCEAN AV
NEW LONDON, CT 06320
MONDAY 08/26/2019
4PM STAGING
 
CHURCH /ESCORT STAGE
OUR LADY OF THE LAKES 
752 NORWICH-SALEM TURNPIKE (RT 82)
OAKDALE, CT 06370
TUESDAY 08/27/2019
9AM STAGE
 
CEMETERY STAGE
ST MARY’S CEMETERY 
600 JEFFERSON AV
NEW LONDON, CT 06320
TUESDAY 08/27/2019
1030AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for James F. McArdle A3C US Air Force Vietnam Era 1962-1966.
Significant Duty Stations include Sheppard AFB, Texas and Mcguire AFB New Jersey as a Communication Center Specialist with the 2135th Communication Squadron 1st Air Force Communications Service.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Calling Hours on Monday 08/26/2019 at the Funeral Home.
We will also Stand a Flag Line for Church Services on 08/27/2019 at the Church.
A Flagged Vehicle Escort has been Requested from the Church to the Cemetery on Tuesday.
SRC Greg Young will be RCIC for the Funeral Home, Church and Cemetery Services.  For those who wish to participate in the Escort, contact Greg at the Church.
Flags and water will be on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** – Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders Member Pauline Bragg, 59, Ludlow, MA, Tuesday AUG 20, 2019

**MISSION POSTING FROM MASSACHUSETTS PGR**
**SPECIAL MISSION** – Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders Member Pauline Bragg, 59, Ludlow, MA, Tuesday 20 AUG, 2019

This will be a joint mission with the Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders.

The family of longtime CT PGR Member Pauline Bragg has requested our presence at the Celebration of Life of their beloved Pauline.  Pauline passed on August 14 as the result of a tragic motorcycle accident.

The following information was forwarded by the family of Pauline Bragg, CTPGR:

“Our family would like to invite all who knew our beloved “Free Bird” Pauline A Bragg for a celebration of her life. Pauline lived life one day at a time and loved to ride her motorcycle and hike with her dogs. She also loved her family (especially her grandchildren) and her many friends.

We will provide a delicious meal, many laughs and likely shed some tears with you all. If you would like to bring your own picture collage to be displayed, we certainly welcome it. We know how many lives she touched and want to see your memories of her as well.”

CELEBRATION OF LIFE:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019

AT: Polish American Home

355 East Street

Ludlow, MA  01056

STAGING:  4:15PM – 4:55PM

AT:   Polish American Home

Parking Lot

BRIEFING:  4:55PM

KSU:  5:00PM

We will then form a Flag Line for approximately 2 hours to Honor Our Fallen Sister.

Ride Captain:  Larry Drum   ledrum56@yahoo.com

+++FLAGS WILL BE PROVIDED+++

CT PGR Members are Welcome to Stand the Flag Line for as long as you would like.

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

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** RONALD G CHAMBERS SKG3 USNR-R KOREAN ERA CROMWELL CT SATURDAY 08/03/2019

**HONOR MISSION** 
RONALD GEORGE CHAMBERS SKG3 US NAVY RESERVES
KOREAN ERA
1952-1953
 
CHURCH STAGE ONLY
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
355 MAIN ST
CROMWELL, CT  06416
SATURDAY 08/03/2019
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Ronald George Chambers, SKG3 USNR-R Korean Era.
Significant Duty Stations include Naval Station Argentia Newfoundland as a Storekeeper (General) 3rd Class
Significant Awards include the National Defense Service Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Church Services only. Burial will be at a later date.
RC Steve Marcolini will be RCIC with Flags and water on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** FREEDOM SALUTE AND UNIT SEND OFF CT AIR/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD HARTFORD CT TUESDAY 07/30/2019 430PM STAGING

**SPECIAL MISSION**
FREEDOM SALUTE AND UNIT SEND OFF 
GOV WILLIAM A ONEILL ARMORY
360 BROAD ST
HARTFORD, CT 06105
TUESDAY 07/30/2019
4:30PM STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited by Major General Francis Evon Jr, Adjutant General of CT
to participate in the Freedom Salute and Send Off for several units deploying in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel, Inherent Resolve, and Spartan Shield.
We will Stand a Flag Line for the Ceremony.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC with flags on site.
Parking is normally very limited for these events so it is suggested that members arrive early.
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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** TED AUB MEMORIAL CAR SHOW SATURDAY 07/27/2019 9AM STAGE MADISON CT

**SPECIAL MISSION**
TED AUB MEMORIAL CAR SHOW
MADISON TOWN GREEN
BOSTON POST RD (RT 1) /COPSE RD
MADISON CT  06443
SATURDAY 07/27/2019
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited to participate in the Ted Aub Memorial Car Show being held on the Madison Town Green. Ted was a Member of the Marine Corps League and a strong advocate for Veterans and Veterans programs.
 Show times are from 10a-3p.
We will man an information table for the show.
We also have been invited to Stand a flag line for a brief ceremony at 12 noon.
Members are invited to man the table for whatever amount of time they would like.
Kevin Rancourt and Rob Migliore will have brochures and flags on site.
Members should bring their own chairs.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

 

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**MEMORIAL SERVICE** ROBERT J PIVIROTTO US ARMY VIETNAM/CAMBODIA 07/24/2019 MIDDLETOWN CT. 1PM STAGE

**MEMORIAL SERVICE**
ROBERT J. PIVIROTTO US ARMY
VIETNAM/CAMBODIA
1967-1970
 
CEMETERY ONLY
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY 
317 BOW LA.
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
WEDNESDAY 07/24/2019
1PM STAGING
SECTION 85A
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited to participate in a Memorial Service for Robert J Pivirotto US Army Vietnam/Cambodia 1970. Robert was the recipient of 3 Purple Heart Decorations.
Significant Duty Stations include Basic Training at Ft Dix NJ. Upon completion he was assigned to Germany for training as a welder and a mechanic. Later depolyed to Vietnam and assigned to Fire Base Fort Defiance when he served as a Tank Commander with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment/Blackhorse Regiment. He also participated in the invasion of Cambodia.
Robert was buried at CT State Veterans Cemetery in 2015.
We will Stand a Flag Line for the ceremony.
RC Don Camden will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
Member 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SSGT JAMES T GROTJAN US AIR FORCE FRIDAY 07/12/2019 WATERFORD CT 5PM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
SSGT JAMES TYLER GROTJAN 
US AIR FORCE
 
MEMORIAL SERVICE
 
JORDAN CEMETERY
240 BOSTON POST RD (RT 1) 
WATERFORD, CT 06385
FRIDAY 07/12/2019 
5PM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited by the Family of SSGT James Tyler Grotjan, US Air Force to participate in a Memorial Service to Honor the 1 year anniversary of James’ passing.
We will Stand a Flag Line at the Cemetery for the Service.
SRC Don Camden will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)