Attend on Your Own Event Friday 09/11/2020 Southington CT 530pm Stage

**Attend On Your Own**
We have beens asked to pass along the following info on an Attend on Your Own Motorcade event happening on Friday Sept 11, 2020. 
This motorcade is to Back and Support all the First Responders And will also be to Honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11th.  

We will begin staging at Pilgrim Furniture and Mattress City 55 Graham Place Southington CT 06489 staging at 5:30pm and will end in Wolcott at the Woodtick Recreation Center 201 Nichols Rd Wolcott CT 06716. The motorcade will be a little over 1 hr. Covering Southington, Cheshire, and Wolcott.   

Flagged Vehicles are invited to participate.  This will be an escorted event. 
  Any Questions, Please contact the event organizer Susan Zabohonski at 860-797-6582    
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** DOMENIC J MOFFO SR COXSWAIN (BM3) USNR WW II SATURDAY 09/12/2020 WATERBURY CT 11AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION** 
DOMENIC JOSEPH MOFFO SR
COXSWAIN (BM3)
WW II 
1944-1946
 
CHURCH STAGE 
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
309 S MAIN ST
WATERBURY, CT 06706
SATURDAY 09/12/2020
11AM STAGE
 
CEMETERY STAGE 
OLD ST JOSEPH CEMETERY
HAMILTON AV &  SILVER ST
WATERBURY, CT 06706
SATURDAY 09/12/2020
12 NOON STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for Domenic Joseph Moffo Sr, Coxswain (BM3) USNR WW II.
Significant Duty Stations include NRS New Haven CT, NTS Sampson NY, TRN CTR Shoemaker CA, USS LSM 421, USS LSM 278, and PSC Lido Beach LI NY.
Significant Awards include Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Star, WW II Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation (Occupation) Ribbon.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Church Services and Burial/Military Honors at the Cemetery.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC with Flags and water on site. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS 
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** CLINTON LEROY PIERSALL PFC US ARMY WW II 1944-1946 TUESDAY 09/08/2020 DANBURY CT 12 NOON STAGING

**HONOR MISSION** 
CLINTON LEROY PIERSALL PFC 
US ARMY  WW II
1944 – 1946
 
CEMETERY STAGE ONLY 
 
WOOSTER CEMETERY  SECTION 23
20 ELLSWORTH AVE
DANBURY, CT  06810
TUESDAY 09/08/2020
12 NOON STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we are requested to Stand in Honor for Clinton Leroy Piersall  PFC US Army (Army US) WW II 1944-1946.
Significant Duty Stations include 1550th Service Command Unit, Army Service Forces as a Military Policeman.
Significant Awards include American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services and Military Honors.  
SRC Mac McArthur will be RCIC with Flags & water on site.  
                        
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS.
 
This is the 2nd of 2 missions at the same time so members can attend which ever mission is easier for them.
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** ROBERT J STRONG SSGT US ARMY AIR CORPS (ARMY AIR FORCES) WW II TUESDAY 09/08/2020 SOUTHBURY CT 11AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
ROBERT J STRONG SSGT
US ARMY AIR CORPS (ARMY AIR FORCES) 
WW II 
 1942-1945
 
FUNERAL HOME STAGE
 
VISITATION AND SERVICES
CARPINO FUNERAL HOME 
750 MAIN ST SOUTH
SOUTHBURY CT 06488
TUESDAY 09/08/2020
11AM STAGING
 
CEMETERY STAGING
 
BURIAL AND MILITARY HONORS
SACRED HEART CEMETERY 
MAIN ST NORTH
SOUTHBURY CT 06488
TUESDAY 09/08/2020
1230PM STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for Robert J Strong SSGT US Army Air Corps (Army Air Forces) WW II 1942 – 1945. 
Significant duty Stations include the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations with the 881st Bombardment Squadron 500th Bombardment Group 20th Air Force as a Radio Operator and Mechanic in the Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates and Western Pacific Campaigns.
Significant Awards include Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, American Theater Medal, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. 
We will Stand a Flag Line for Funeral Home Services and at the Cemetery for Burial and Military Honors. 
SRC Greg Young will be RCIC with Flags and water on site. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS.
 
This is the 1st of 2 missions with the 2nd in Danbury with a 12 noon Stage. Members can attend whichever mission is best for them. 
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)

DVA Request Volunteers for Stand Down Event

Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have received the following request from The CT DVA looking for Volunteers for this years Stand Down Event for Veterans in CT.  
If you are interested in Volunteering, Please contact Tammy directly.  Her contact info is at the bottom of the letter.   

 

We are looking to see if there are any of your members who would want to volunteer this year for Stand Down.  It’s a 2 day event, the first day, 9/24 is all virtual with virtual informational sessions and the second day, 9/25 will be held at 4 locations for distribution of personal needs items, Covid testing and flu shots.
We need 12-14 volunteers at the following locations on 9/25 to assist with traffic, Covid protocol adherence and item distribution:
Danbury Veterans Hall
23 Memorial Drive
Danbury
 
Port 5 National Assoc. of Naval Veterans
69 Brewster St.
Bridgeport
 
Veterans Rally Point/Easter Seals
24 Stott Ave.
Norwich
  We will provide masks, gloves and sanitizer.
Tammy Perdue Marzik
Manager of Community & Intergovernmental Affairs
Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
287 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
860-616-3603
 

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** WILLIAM “BILL” P. LAURA JR US NAVY WW II AND US AIR FORCE

Patriot Guard and Associates;

We have been requested to participate in a Special Mission that we have not done before…
A Friend of Marcia and Greg Young has an Uncle who is a resident at The Jefferson House in Newington. William P Laura is a WW II US Navy Veteran as well as a US Air Force Veteran.  With all that is going on in the world, this Veteran is feeling a bit down, and may need a bit of a pick me up.
If anyone would like to,  Please feel free to drop Bill a short note or a card of encouragement and remind him that he is not forgotten and Thank Him for his Service.  
Please use the following address for Bill
William “Bill” P. Laura Jr
C/O Jefferson House  
1 John H Stewart Drive
Room # 209
Newington, CT  06111
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)

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** ROBERT L KEARNS AB US AIR FORCE KOREAN WAR ERA MIDDLEFIELD, CT FRIDAY 08/21/2020 9AM STAGE

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
ROBERT LOUIS KEARNS  AB
US AIR FORCE
KOREAN ERA
 
CEMETERY STAGE ONLY
ST SEBASTIANS CEMETERY
75 MERIDEN RD
MIDDLEFIELD (ROCKFALL) CT 06481
FRIDAY 08/21/2020
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for Robert Louis Kearns, AB US Air Force, Korean Era.
Significant Duty Stations include 3701st Training Squadron, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Tx.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services Only.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC with Flags and water on site. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS.
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** JOSEPH F SURWILL SGT USAF VIETNAM ERA COLCHESTER CT SATURDAY 07/18/2020 12 NOON STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
JOSEPH FRANK SURWILL SGT
US AIR FORCE 
VIETNAM ERA 
1965 – 1968
 
CHURCH STAGE 
ST ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH
128 NORWICH AV
COLCHESTER, CT  06415
SATURDAY 07/18/2020
12 NOON STAGE
 
CEMETERY STAGE
(NEW) ST ANDREW CEMETERY 
GILLETTS LA
COLCHESTER, CT 06415
SATURDAY 07/18/2020
1PM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for Joseph Frank Surwill SGT US Air Force Vietnam Era.
Significant Duty Stations include 835th Civil Engineering Squadron (TAC) McConnell Air Force Base Wichita, KS as a Fire Protection Specialist. 
Significant Awards include Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line at the Church and at the Cemetery for Burial Services and Military Honors. 
RC Rob Migliore will be RCIC with Flags and Water on site. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS. 
Members are reminded to Dress Appropriately for the weather and Stay Hydrated.
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)

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** JOHN T LOUGHREY SGT USMC VIETNAM ERA SUFFIELD, CT SATURDAY 07/11/2020 1130AM STAGE

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
JOHN THOMAS LOUGHREY JR  SGT
US MARINE CORPS 
VIETNAM ERA 
1972-1976
 
FUNERAL HOME SERVICES ONLY
NICHOLSON & CARMON FUNERAL HOME
443 EAST ST NORTH
SUFFIELD, CT 06078
SATURDAY 07/11/2020
1130AM STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for John Thomas Loughrey Jr, SGT US Marine Corps Vietnam Era 1972-1976.
Significant Duty Stations include Marine Wing Communication Squadron 28, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC 28533 as a Central Office Instrument Repairman.
Significant Awards include the Rifle Expert Badge, Pistol Sharpshooter Badge, National Defense Service Medal, MC Good Conduct Medal, and Letter of Commendation.
CTPGR provided Mr Loughrey with his Final Ride earlier this month. 
We will Stand a Flag Line for Calling Hours, Funeral Home Services and Military Honors following.
SC Gregg Barratt  will be RCIC with flags and water on site. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS. 
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)

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** THOMAS ELLIS US ARMY WW II MIDDLETOWN, CT 06/16/2020 12 NOON STAGING

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
THOMAS ELLIS  US ARMY
WW II
 
CEMETERY SERVICES 
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT  06457
TUESDAY 06/16/2020
12 NOON STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Thomas Ellis, US Army WW II.
Mr Ellis has no known family, So CT PGR will be his family. 
We will Stand a Flag Line for Burial Services.
SC Gregg Barratt will be RCIC with Flags and Water on site.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZING GUIDELINES WILL BE IN EFFECT  SEE YOUR RCIC WITH QUESTIONS.
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)