**SPECIAL MISSION** 2021 HEROES TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY OLD SAYBROOK CT SATURDAY 12/04/2021 4PM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
2021 HEROES TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
 
KATHARINE HEPBURN CULTURAL CENTER
300 MAIN ST
OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475
SATURDAY 12/04/2021
4PM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited to participate in the 2021 Heroes Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The following info was taken from the Mission Request;
The Annual Lighting To Be Held Dec. 4th Of State’s First Official “Heroes Tree” At Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center In Old Saybrook

State, federal, and local dignitaries will join with local veterans, the American Legion, VFW, Westbrook Elks, members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Gold Star families, and the Patriot Guard Riders Flag Line and Honor Guard on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. for the annual lighting of the town and state’s first official “Heroes Tree” at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook.

Morning radio talk show host Lee Elci of 94.9 News Now will serve as master of ceremonies and will be joined by invited special guests Governor Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, former First Selectman of Stonington and U.S. Army Veteran Colonel Rob Simmons, Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna Jr., and State Representative Devin Carney.

The public is encouraged to attend this special 5 p.m. tree lighting. Those gathered around the tree will pay tribute to deceased, injured, and active members of our armed forces from Connecticut. “God Bless America” will be sung by a very special guest, Michelle Della Fave, who was part of the “Golddiggers” singing-and-dancing troupe on the Dean Martin Show and the Bob Hope Christmas Tour. In addition, a special performance of Christmas songs will be performed by the Old Saybrook High School Carolers.

The “Heroes Tree” is adorned with Gold Stars for the deceased, Silver Stars for those injured, and Blue Stars for those serving this country from Connecticut. The tree was decorated by World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans. The “Heroes Tree” invocation will be given by Chaplain Jane Viera, U.S. Navy Retired.

The concept behind the “Heroes Tree” comes from artist and Navy Gold Star Mother Kathryn Cross. The “Heroes Tree” is designed to raise awareness during this holiday season toward those who gave their lives or were injured defending this country and to honor the continuing sacrifices being made since 9/11 by the men and women in our armed forces.

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center was chosen as the location for this memorial display because of its relevance to Kathryn Cross, the “Heroes Tree” original artistic director. Katharine Hepburn’s sister Peg was also a Gold Star Mother. She lost her son Tommy in Vietnam in 1968. It therefore seemed the most appropriate location for the special “Heroes Tree,” whose display is visible to all who travel along Old Saybrook’s busy Main Street during this holiday season.

We will Stand a Flag Line for the arrival of guests and during the ceremony.
SRC Greg Young (860-227-7525) 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
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** JACK H MONTESI TECH5 US ARMY WW II MIDDLETOWN CT 11/26/2021 9AM STAGE

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
JACK HAROLD MONTESI  TECH 5
US ARMY 
WW II
 
CEMETERY SERVICES ONLY
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
FRIDAY 11/26/2021
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for Jack Harold Montesi Tech5                   US Army  WW II
Significant Duty Stations include Headquarters and Headquarters Company Detachment I Fort Jackson SC, and Fort McClellan AL as a Truck Driver.
Significant Awards include the WW II Victory Medal
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services and Military Honors.
RC Kevin Rancort will be RCIC with Flags on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.
Members are reminded that Personal Weapons are not permitted on State Property.

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** EDWARD JANKOSKI CPL US ARMY KOREA BRISTOL CT SATURDAY 11/20/2021 9:30AM STAGE

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
EDWARD ADAM JANKOSKI  CPL
US ARMY KOREA
 
CHURCH / ESCORT STAGE
ST MATTHEWS CATHOLIC CHURCH
120 CHURCH AV 
BRISTOL (FORESTVILLE) CT 06011
SATURDAY 11/20/2021
930AM STAGE
 
CEMETERY STAGE 
ST JOSEPH CEMETERY
522 TERRYVILLE AV
BRISTOL, CT 06010
SATURDAY 11/20/2021 
11AM STAGE 
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for Edward Adam Jankoski CPL US Army Korea.
Significant Duty Stations include Headquarters and Headquarters Company 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division as an Infantry Operations Assistant.
Significant Awards include The Army of Occupation Service Medal of Japan, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Service Star, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal,Republic of Korea War Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and 2 Overseas Service Bars.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Church Services and for Cemetery Services/ Military Honors.
A Flagged Vehicle Escort has been Requested from the Church to the Cemetery.
RC Gregg Karal (860-922-5559) 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** WILLIAM K CONWAY A2C US AIR FORCE CHURCH SERVICE ONLY ROCKVILLE, CT MONDAY 11/22/2011 9AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
WILLIAM KENNETH CONWAY A2C
US AIR FORCE
 
CHURCH SERVICES ONLY
ST BERNARD CHURCH
25 SAINT BERNARD’S TERRACE
ROCKVILLE (VERNON) CT 06066
MONDAY 11/22/2021
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for William Kenneth Conway, A2C US Air Force.
William was a family friend of our own Rob Migliore and we are sorry for your loss.
Significant Duty Stations include 3701 Food Service Squadron (ATC) Lackland AFB San Antonio TX as a Cook.
Significant Awards include the AF Good Conduct Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line at the church for Arrival of family and guests, and departure of the same following services.
RC Rob Migliore (203-815-9687) 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** RICHARD D LAFFERTY BMC US NAVY VIETNAM MIDDLETOWN CT TUESDAY 11/16/2021 9AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
RICHARD DAVID LAFFERTY BMC
US NAVY
VIETNAM
 
**CEMETERY ONLY**
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
TUESDAY 11/16/2021
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for Richard David Lafferty Boatswain’s Mate Chief US Navy Vietnam.
Significant Duty Stations include the USS Chikaskia AO-54, USS Amphion AR-13, USS Essex CVS-9, USS Zellars DD-777, USS Barney DDG-6 NTC Kenitra Morocco, Naval Submarine Base New London, CT.
Significant Awards include the Navy Achievement Medal w/ Combat V, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal x4, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services and Military Honors.
RC Jennifer Hauser (203-627-7604) 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE VETERANS PROGRAM AND FLAG RETIREMENT PROGRAM WESTBROOK CT SATURDAY 11/13/2021 1030 AM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE 1784
VETERANS PROGRAM AND FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE
142 SEASIDE AV
WESTBROOK, CT 06498
SATURDAY 11/13/2021
1030AM STAGING
 
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We are Honored to have been invited to participate in the Westbrook Elks Lodge Veterans Program and Flag Retirement Ceremony.
We will Stand a Flag Line for the arrival of the Veterans and Guests.
We are also invited to lunch served by the Lodge.
The Flag Retirement Ceremony will occur following lunch. Members may stay for the ceremony if they wish.
RC Rob Migliore 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** ROCCO J DELUCA TECH 4 US ARMY WW II NORWICH CT SATURDAY 11/06/2021 10AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
ROCCO J DELUCA  TECH 4
US ARMY 
WW II
 
CHURCH STAGE 
ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
213 BROADWAY
NORWICH, CT 06360
SATURDAY 11/06/2021 
10AM STAGE 
 
MILITARY HONORS 
VETERANS RALLY POINT
24 STOTT AV.
NORWICH, CT 06360
SATURDAY 11/06/2021
11AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been Requested to Stand in Honor for Rocco J Deluca Tech 4 US Army WW II
Significant Duty Stations include Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 5307 Composite Unit aka Unit Galahad / Merrill’s Marauders in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as a Medical Aid Man.
Significant Awards include WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge and The Medical Badge.
We will Stand a Flag Line at the Church for Services.
A Flagged Vehicle Escort has been Requested from the Church to The Veterans Rally Point Facility for Military Honors.
We will also Stand a Flag Line for Military Honors.
RC Kevin Rancort  (860-819-4199) will be RCIC with flags on site.
Members participating in the escort are requested to contact the RC.
Personal Weapons are not Permitted on the Veterans Rally Point 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)

**HONOR MISSION** ROGER ROLAND LAGASSE EM1 US NAVY KOREAN ERA WATERBURY CT WEDNESDAY 11/03/2021 10AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
ROGER ROLAND LAGASSE EM1
US NAVY 
KOREAN ERA
 
CEMETERY ONLY 
CALVARY CEMETERY
2384 EAST MAIN ST
WATERBURY, CT 06705
WEDNESDAY 11/03/2021
10 AM STAGE
SECTION 17 LOT #7
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for Roger Roland Lagasse Electrician’s Mate 1st US Navy Korean Era.
Significant Duty Stations include Naval Training Center Great Lakes IL, Naval Training School (EM) Great Lakes, IL and the USS Newport CA-148.
Significant Awards include The Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ European Clasp, National Defense Service Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line for MIlitary Honors and Burial Services.
SC Gregg Barratt 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**HONOR MISSION** FRANK H BERGER CPL US ARMY AIR CORPS WW II CROMWELL CT WEDNESDAY 10/27/2021 9AM STAGE

**HONOR MISSION**
FRANK HARRIS BERGER CPL
US ARMY AIR CORPS
(ARMY AIR FORCES)
WW II
 
CEMETERY SERVICES ONLY
CROMWELL HILLSIDE CEMETERY WEST
 29 HILLSIDE RD  
CROMWELL, CT 06416
WEDNESDAY 10/27/2021
9AM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been requested to Stand in Honor for Frank Harris Berger  CPL US Army Air Corps WW II
Significant Duty Stations include service in the American Theater of Operations with Headquarters 503rd Army Air Force Base Unit in Washington DC as an Airplane and Engine Mechanic at Bolling Field.
Significant Awards include the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services and Military Honors.
RC Gregg Karal 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
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

VETS Rock Event …. Nov. 13th Attend On Your Own

As many of you know, the Mohegan Sun Casino hosts the Vets Rock event yearly at the Casino.  Due to the Insurance requirements imposed by the casino, CTPGR will not have a booth set up  this year.  Members are welcome to attend on their own.

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)