FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR SGT GARY WILSON, ARRIVING FOR SERVICE AT 2100 HRS (9:00 PM) APPROXIMATELY, 28 NOVEMBER 2018 AT JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

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FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR SGT GARY WILSON

ARRIVING FOR SERVICE AT 2100 HRS (9:00 PM)

APPROXIMATELY, 28 NOVEMBER 2018

AT JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We have been requested to provide ans escort for Sgt. Gary Wilson, USMC, who was killed following a motorcycle accident. He was assigned to the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment in San Diego, California. He was awarded 2 Good Conduct Medals, 3 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He is scheduled to arrive at JF Kennedy Airport aboard Delta Airlines Flight # 1849 on 28 November 2018 at 2058 Hrs (8:58 pm). If possible, please let me know if anyone can meet at the airport that night to escort him to the Funeral Home. I will send more details as I receive them.
Please let me know if anyone can provide Escort that night and when his service is conducted.  

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 NOTICE***ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROMOTION OF MARK BRUNDAGE, JR., TO THE POSITION OF RIDE CAPTAIN

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Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

I am extremely pleased to announce that Mark Brundage, Jr. has accepted the appointment as a Ride Captain in the Patriot Guard Riders. I hope you will all welcome Mark when you see him at a mission. He is one of our most dedicated members and has attended almost every one of our missions and is a very dedicated member of our group. I congratulate him on accepting the position and know we can depend on him to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

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

MISSION ATTENDANCE

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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

Saturday Burials at CT State Veterans Cemetery

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Good Morning.

We have received this notification from the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.  This policy takes effect immediately and we will let you know of any changes as we receive them. Thank you for all that you do.

Important Message about The National PGR Website

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Important Message about The National PGR Website

 

Fellow Patriot Guard Riders:
In this virtual world in which we communicate daily there are mechanisms in place that generally serve us well. On occasion there are issues that arise that we have little, if any control over. As most of you already know, the website recently underwent a complete rebuild. The web team was in the process of resolving a few issues when there was a catastrophic hardware failure. 

During a database maintenance procedure, a disk drive failed and the database was corrupted. Before the backup could be restored, it too became unusable. The only backup that remained unscathed was one that was made immediately after our initial migration to the new site. We would like to apologize for the latest issue with the Patriot Guard Riders website. 

How does all this affect you?  
All changes that were made after the migration (user registrations, modifications, etc) had to be redone. We were able to go back into the Contact mailbox to re-address most of the member issues sent in post migration. Please check your email for instructions prior to attempting to log into the site to see if your account has already been reset. We have also worked with the ISPs that have historically had issues with PGR mail (Comcast &AOL) to make yet more changes they requested to allow bulk email through their sites.

Please take the time and log back into the site.  This is the only database we use to maintain our Statewide mailing lists.  The next time we create those lists, it will be from this database.  If you haven’t logged in and verified your account your email will not be transferred to the Statewide mailings lists and you may miss important mission notifications.

IMPORTANT:
When going through the reset password function, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  1. If you created an account After October 1, 2013, then you will need to recreate that account again.
  2. To reset your password again, follow the password reset steps outlined at the top of the page. You will receive TWO emails as part of that reset process. The first email will have a link you must click on to reset your password and receive the second email with the temporary password. The second email will also have a link that you must follow to change your password. It will take you to a screen that will allow you to enter the temporary password and your new password.
  3.  If you do not receive any of the emails, or you receive an error that you have entered an invalid email address, then there is a problem with the email on your account and will need to be corrected before you can continue. Send an email toContact@PatriotGuard.org and include you UserID and the old email address if possible. The Account Team can update your profile and reset your password for you.
  4. Another issue is that you may have multiple accounts tied to a single email address, the server will send an email for EACH account tied to the email address. Each email sent is specific to the email/link/password that is addressed in the email. If you receive an email with a different UserID than you expect, please send an email to Contact@PatriotGuard.org.

 

If you have any problems resetting your password or logging in to the national site – please send an email to Contact@PatriotGuard.org and include your UserID.

We would like to thank you for your patience during this challenging time. We would also like to thank our web team – Drew ‘BSDBluz’ Berendts and Robert ‘Gator’ Collins for their devotion to resolution.

Respectfully,

Tony “Zap” Turner
National Communications Officer
Patriot Guard Riders
Virginia State Captain – Emeritus