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AUGUST 2016
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31 August 01

  • PO1
        H.R. "Doc" Fry
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - Granbury
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Louis Kennedy Jr
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Fort Worth

    Mission Report

  • Fernando Tarin
    [Ride Captain: Barbara Johnson]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     18:00 - Wichita Falls
  • 02

  • CPO
        Richard Wilson
    [Ride Captain: Jim Anderson]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Louis Kennedy Jr
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • SSgt
        Jerry Whatley
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Garland
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 03

  • SP4
        Ancil King
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - Eastland

    Mission Report
  • 04 COAST GUARD DAY

  • Augustine Garcia
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • ACC
        Bryan Martin
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (PGR Member Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     15:00 - Allen

    Mission Report
  • 05

  • SGT
        James Barrett
    [Ride Captain: Wendy Ingersoll]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Richard Nunez
    [Ride Captain: Mark Gravit]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • SSgt
        George Hilzer
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Whitesboro

    Mission Report

  • PO3
        William Fleming
    [Ride Captain: Jammie Yaw]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • T/4
        Vernon Carrell
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Cleburne

    Mission Report
  • 06

  • Don Cunningham
    [Ride Captain: Mike Moore]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Denton

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • SC3
        Felix Lozada
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas


  • Wilfred Miles
    [Ride Captain: Mark Ingersoll]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Mansfield
  • 07 08 09

  • SPC 4
        Michael Wilson
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Rockwall

    Mission Report

  • MSG
        Robert VanAelst
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Fort Worth
     12:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report
  • 10

  • F.E. Hoefer
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Ennis

    Mission Report
  • 11

  • SP4
        Donald Short
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     08:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • A1C
        Harold Smith
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Arlington

    Mission Report

  • 3rd Annual “America’s Mighty Warriors Retreat” for Gold Star Families
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
      
    See Time Changes
    (Community Event - Procession)
    Staging:
     13:30 14:30 - Grapevine
                          - To Canton

    Mission Report
  • 12

  • SGT
        James Sackett
        House Dedication
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     09:15 - Little Elm
    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • PFC
        Clarence Hudspeth
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Fort Worth


  • Rev.
        Melvin Dews
    [Ride Captain: Mark Gravit]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Dallas
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Randy Watson
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • George Sanchez
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Impromptu Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:00 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 13

  • SSGT
        James Haun
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Procession)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Sherman

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 14 VJ DAY
           Japan Surrenders


  • SP5
        Richard Hart
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - Mansfield

    Mission Report
  • 15 VJ DAY
           Surrender Announced
          To The World


  • Cpl
        Edward Settle
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    Staging Point Change
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • PFC
        Clarence Hudspeth
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Aaron Moorman
    [Ride Captain: Wendy Ingersoll]
    (Memorial, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     10:30 - Fort Worth

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 16

  • Cpl
        Mark Dahl
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Irving Police Officer Visitation Mission)
    Staging:
     17:15 - Irving

    Mission Report
  • 17

  • Cpl
        Mark Dahl
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Irving Police Officer Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Irving

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 18

  • Larry Villarreal
    [Ride Captain: Jeffrey Wike]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Dallas
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • Virgil Curry
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller] Staging Time Change
    (PGR Member Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     12:30 11:00 - Waxahachie
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Sgt
        Louis Lopez
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Dallas

    Mission Report

  • Garry Houston
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Visitation, Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     16:00 - Arlington

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 19

  • Mark Dahl
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Irving Police Officer Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:45 - Irving
     10:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 20

  • Meet And Greet
    [Hover Mouse Over Above Line To View Details]
    Starting:
     14:00 - 17:00 Denison

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • John Sterkel
    [Ride Captain: Bob Heuchert]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     14:00 - Wichita Falls

    Mission Report
  • 21 22

  • SSgt
        Joseph Francis
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Procession, Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Arlington
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Robert Pennington
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Homeless Veteran Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 23 24

  • Charles Moore
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Garry Houston
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    DATE CHANGED
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report  Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 25

  • Ray Stevens
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Red Oak

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Scott Chisholm
    [Ride Captain: Jeffrey Wike]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report  Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 26

  • Cpl
        Kenneth Buckley
    [Ride Captain: John Blase]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Dallas
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission. Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Sgt
        Frederick Miller
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report  Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • SSGT
        James Haun
    [Ride Captain: Carl Feltner]
    (Procession)
    Staging:
     17:00 - Gainesville
  • 27

  • Third Annual Fort Worth Snowball Express 5k Run
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Community Event)
    Staging:
     
    06:00 - Forth Worth

  • James Bonner
    [Ride Captain: Jeffrey Wike]
    (Memorial Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Desoto

    Mission Report  Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.
  • 28 29

  • Tech Sgt
        Daniel Hirabayashi
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Memorial Service, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Duncanville
     10:45 - DFW Cemetery


  • Officer
        Calvin McCullers
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Major
        Nicholas Rose
    [Ride Captain: Mark Gravit]
    (Memorial, Procession, Interment Services)
    Amended To Include Procession
    Staging:
     10:00 - Fort Worth
     12:30 - DFW Cemetery

    Click ICON To View Photos From This mission.

  • Scott Mitchell
    [Ride Captain: Jeffrey Wike]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Harold McSwain
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • 30

  • MSgt
        Charles Mercer
    [Ride Captain: Bill Kushnir]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery


  • SSgt
        Elbert Lindley
    [Ride Captain: Brian Liberty]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     13:00 - Stephenville


  • A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 97. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is ForThe DFW National Cemetery
    DFW National Cemetery
  • 31

  • Col
        James Brady
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Col
        Kevin McCown
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Midlothian
     13:15 - DFW Cemetery
  • September 01

  • MMFN
        Mark Gattis
    [Ride Captain: Garland Raney]
    (PGR Member Funeral, Procession, Inurnment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
    The Above Forecast Is ForThe DFW National Cemetery
    DFW National Cemetery
  • 02 VJ DAY
          Ceremony And Formal
          Signing of Surrender


  • Stanley Haase
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     09:30? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Richard Carr
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Wichita Falls


  • Presence Requested
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     11:00? -Waxahachie?  13:15? - DFW Cemetery?


  • Sgt
        William Hyatt
    [Ride Captain: Darl Easton]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     11:00 - Fort Worth
     13:30 - DFW Cemetery
  • 03

  • MEET AND GREET
    [Hover Mouse Over Above Line To View Details]
    Starting:
     14:00 - 17:00 Bedford

  • 04 05 LABOR DAY 06 07 08 09 10
    11 911 REMEMBRANCE 12 13 14 15 16 17

  • Ride Captains'
        Meeting

    Starting:
     14:00 - Ramada Inn
                    Decatur
  • Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
    Color Legend:  KIA-Killed In Action Active Duty Death Veteran HOTH Other Missions First Responder Red River Mission Information Only
    Weather Information: The Forecasts Above Are From The National Weather Service And Are Updated At Least Once Each Day.
    Near Real-Time Current Conditions And Forecasts Are Available For Each Primary Staging Point On Each Final Itinerary Page.
    Key To Missions On The Calendar Above
    For Internal Use
    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name And It Is Underlined
    A Final Itinerary Has Been Released.
    Clicking On The Link Will Display The Final Itinerary
    If The First Line Of An Entry Says
    "Presence Requested"
    We Have Received A Request But A Ride Captain
    Has Not Yet Been Assigned Or Has Not Made Contact With The Requestor
    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name But It Is Not Underlined
    This Mission Has Been Tentatively Approved By Leadership And
    A Ride Captain Has Been Assigned
    ("Mission Pending") In The Second / Third Line The Itinerary Has Not Yet Been Finalized
    (Mission Segments) In The Second / Third Line The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    Staging Time Is Followed By A "?" This Is An Estimate Based On Information In The Request
    If All Information For The Mission Looks Complete,
    But The Name Is Still Not Underlined
    The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    And Is Being Formatted For Publication And Notification
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    RIDER DOWN - Vicki Taylor
    Posted: 08/30/2016
    PGR member Vicki Taylor, wife of Mike Taylor, passed away yesterday [08/29/2016].  Mike [Taylor] is asking for prayers.

    Services for Vicki Taylor are as follows:
    Visitation is 9/1/2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Williams Funeral Home
    1600 S Garland Ave
    Garland, Texas

    Funeral is 9/2/2016 at 10:30 am at Williams Funeral Home
    Burial is 9/2/2016 at 1:30 pm at DFW National Cemetery
    RIDER DOWN - Mark Gattis
    Posted: 08/23/2016
    Services Will Be Held On September 1st, 2016
    View The Final Itinerary




    Today, Tuesday, at approximately 1300, Mark left this Earthly scene to be with the Lord after a long and hard battle with cancer. Details about his funeral and burial will be available as soon as possible. Please keep Mary and their family in your prayers.
    T  H  A  N  K    Y  O  U    N  O  T  E  S
    See Archived Messages At: Letters From 2013 Thru Present
    And:  
    Letters From 2008 Thru 2012
    From The MR2 Robert F. Pensinger Mission
    Mission Date: 07/24/2014
    Posted: 08/22/2016
    Karen Pensinger has done it again. Each year she donates $500 to the NTXPGR in memory of her husband Bob. Such a wonderful way to help us and remember him.
    From The Don Cunningham Funeral And Memorial Mission
    Mission Date: 08/06/2016
    Posted: 08/19/2016
    We wish to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to the Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas. These loyal Patriots honored our family and our many friends and loved ones as we said our final goodbye to our beloved husband, father and grandfather - Don Cunningham. Despite the extremely hot, humid day with temperature above 102, you blessed us with your special gift of the Flag Display, Honor Guard, and the 25-mile escort to the Walnut Grove Cemetery These were touches that brought us peace during the sad, stressful time.

    Each of you blessed our family with your dedication to honoring Don and his military service. He loved this country so very much and was so proud to have served his country during the Korean War. May God provide multitude of blessings and protection to each of you. You perform a rare and wonderful tribute.

    With deep gratitude from the Cunningham family - Maryetta, Donna, Bruce, Laurel and 9 grandchildren who were very devoted to their grandfather
    From The Charles Smith Memorial Service
    Mission Date: 07/30/2016
    Posted: 08/12/2016
    I want to thank you and your Patriot Guard team for your support at my brother Charles Smith’s Memorial Service at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home on the 30 of July. My family members also are very grateful for your support. It was a beautiful sight to see all those American Flags blowing in the breeze when we arrived there for the service. Words cannot express my gratitude to each and every one of you for making our day better that day. God bless you for what you do.

    Sincerely,
    Alton Scott, Msgt. U.S. Air Force Retired
    From The Family of Bubba Hoefer, Jr.
    Mission Date: 08/10/2016
    Posted: 08/10/2016
    (Transcribed from a thank you card from the family of Bubba Hoefer, Jr.)

    We would like you to know what an honor this is for us to have the Patriot Guard Riders be a part of this service. This is a wonderful thing you do.

    Sincerely,
    Family of F.E. Hoefer, Jr.
    Margaret Hoefer
    Barbara Cozart
    From The Lloyd David Brown Mission
    Mission Date: 07/29/2016
    Posted: 08/02/2016
    On behalf of the Brown family, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you not only for the care and concern you and the Patriot Guard Riders showed as we made the final salute to our Lloyd David Brown, but also for your service to our great nation. Your commitment to excellence and leadership captured the hearts of many people who attended the service. Thank you for all you do. God bless you, and have a great week!

    Sincerely,
    Evangelist Cathy Williams, Ph.D.
    L  O  N  G     T  E  R  M    A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E M  E  N  T  S
    TXPGR.ORG
    Posted: 11/27/2015     Updated 01/24/2016
    It appears that this domain has now been taken down. Please continue to use NTXPGR.ORG

    WARNING: The original North Texas PGR domain name, TXPGR.ORG, has not been used in over two years - all links to that domain have been redirected to NTXPGR.ORG.  Now, it appears that domain name has been hijacked and no longer is redirected.  In fact, that domain appears to be hosting a Trojan virus.

    If you have links to anything on TXPGR.ORG, please change them to point to NTXPGR.ORG and DO NOT open any pages on TXPGR.ORG.  If you accidentally opened a page on the former WEB site, it is highly recommended that you run a virus scan on your computers and immediately remove any malware found.

    TXPGR.ORG is no longer under our control and the associated problems have been reported to its owner.
    Open Carry and The Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Posted: 12/10/2015
    Greetings fellow Texas Patriot Guard Riders:

    With the soon to be Open Carry Law, we have had several questions about how this will affect the Patriot Guard.

    As we understand the law, you must be a licensed Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holder in order to legally carry a handgun in the open.

    The Texas Patriot Guard is not in the position to question your rights as a licensed CHL holder. A CHL license holder knows where they are allowed to carry a weapon and where they are not allowed to carry based on the laws.

    That being said, we all need to remember that the Patriot Guard are invited guests of the family of a fallen Hero at their most sacred time and we are there to pay Honor and Respect. That respect and common sense needs to prevail. Our missions/ flag lines are not the place to be displaying an open weapon.

    The Texas Patriot Guard Riders policy will be that no open carry will be permitted on any mission.

    The Ride Captain in charge of the mission does have the authority to ask anyone who is open carrying to remove the firearm and place it out of view, and/or ask the individual to leave the mission if they refuse. This policy is not in any way, shape, or form to infringe on the rights of a CHL holder, but to simply set a higher standard to which the Patriot Guard is known for and presents to our Hero’s families at each and every mission.

    Thank you all for supporting the Patriot Guard Riders and Honoring our Hero’s

    Any questions can be directed to me at bstroka@sbcglobal.net

    Bobby Stroka
    Texas State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Fellow North Texas PGR,

    The PGR policy on Open Carry is just common sense and is not intended to infringe on anyone's rights. I know everyone understands why open carry at PGR missions is not a good idea. It's pretty straight forward that we can't predict how a grieving family, uninvited guests, or the media will react to the sight of weapons openly carried by PGR. Therefore we will simply not take the chance of causing a disruption.

    Not so straight forward is carrying openly publicly or at other events while wearing the PGR logo. Please exercise the same common sense with regard to carrying a weapon openly while wearing PGR gear. The simple act of wearing your gear causes the media and others to associate the person wearing the gear to the organization, whether right or wrong. The PGR has always represented a high standard of honor and respect and is seen this way by the public. We don't want the impression to be changed by the sight of "armed" PGR as a result of carrying openly. We all know how the media reports things and how context can be misrepresented. We can avoid any misconceptions by eliminating he opportunity to do so. Please exercise common sense and abide by the PGR Code of Conduct when it come to how others could perceive you while wearing the PGR logo.

    Thanks,

    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    North Texas PGR Windshield Banners
    AVAILABLE NOW!!!

    Posted: 07/16/2015 - Updated 08/01/2015

    The popular North Texas static cling windshield banners are now available from THIS WEB site as promised!!!  The WEB address (URL) has been updated and there are now two versions of this banner available.  The first version is the same size and shape as you see on many of our motorcycle's windshields.  The second version is reverse-printed so they can be placed on the inside of windshields where they are protected from the elements, bugs, and cleaning.  The ink is on the opposite side of the clear material so there is no contact and no transfer of ink to the windshield, and they will stick to the inside of the windshield by static electricity.  They are relatively small and can be left in place on the windshield or they can be removed between missions.

    The price is similar to what they have been in the past, but now you will be able to order them on this WEB site and have them mailed to you or, in some cases, have them delivered to you at a mission.  There are extra costs to ship them.  If you order them on line, you can use your credit card, but the price MAY be adjusted to cover the service charge.  If you pick them up in person, you may pay in cash or by check.  Garland "PAPA" Raney, whom you see on many missions, will carry a supply for sale.  See pricing below.  Any profits from these banners will deposited in the respective PGR bank accounts and used to support our Mission Statement.  This is NOT a private, for-profit venture.

    We expect our first supply of these banners will go quickly, but we will do our best to keep them in stock.  For now, to order, please send an E-Mail to Harold@ntxpgr.org stating:

    1. Which type you want (inside or outside)
    2  How many of each
    3.  Your COMPLETE mailing address.  They are sent by US Mail if shipped.
              If you do not want them mailed, suggest an alternate method and we will discuss that by E-Mail. 
    4.  You will receive an electronic invoice by E-Mail.  Please watch for this E-Mail from
             "North Texas Patriot Guard Riders via PayPal" and pay as instructed.  We, the providers of this WEB site, do
             not ever see your credit card information.  Your credit card E-Mail and statement may reference TeleHobbies, Inc.,
            as he payee (the providers of this WEB site and PayPal interface).
    5.  If you have any questions, ask them in this ordering E-Mail for tracking purposes.  You will not be billed until your questions
            are answered, so be sure to check back quickly.  Your order will not be shipped until the invoice is paid!

    TODAY'S PRICING:
       Normal Static Cling Windshield Banner:  $13.00
      Reverse Print Static Cling Windshield Banner: $15.00
      Shipping and Handling: $  5.00
      Transaction Charge - FREE Today! $  0.00

    Facebook Page Launched By North Texas Deputy State Captain
    Posted: 07/17/2015
    Fellow North Texas PGR,

    A Facebook business page has been launched and you are invited to visit it. Please note that the purpose of this page is purely social. NO MISSION INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE. Please continue to use the North Texas PGR WEB site and Mission Calendar for your one and only trusted source for mission information.

    The Facebook page will be used for non-mission information, events, etc. We sometimes get invitations to events where Riders may wish to participate, but due to the work required, calendar space, and other considerations, we may not be able to post them on our WEB site. This gives us a place to post them where you can view them. It can also be used when we have events such as Meet and Greets. Events on Facebook let everyone choose if they are coming or not and let others view who's coming. I'm sure there are other possibilities, but bear with me as I am a Facebook rookie.

    Check it out by logging onto Facebook and searching for North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. Save as one of your favorites for easier navigation and hit the "like" button as well.

    Thanks,
    Bryan Read
    Deputy State Captain
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

    [NOTE:  The providers of our WEB and Information Technologies are not associated with any social media pages.  Anything posted there is strictly an independent venture.  For information, contact the provider of those pages.  We have never required our Riders to log on to anything, set up accounts, or supply personal information, nor do we share any information other than what is posted on our WEB site, which is privately hosted and VERY secure.]
    Purchases From Amazon Smile Earn Donations For PGR of Texas!
    Posted: 05/14/2015
    This is NOT a free advertisement for Amazon! This is simply letting PGR members know that, if they make purchases from Amazon in a specific way, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase (0.5% of the purchase price) to the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas!  It may not sound like much, but added together, could be a significant amount of money.  The donations go to the Texas State Bank Account, not to any particular region.

    The next time you intend to make a purchase from Amazon, go to http://www.smile.amazon.com and put your selected  items into your cart as normal. Not all items qualify for the donation, but those that are should be marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation".   On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you should select "Patriot Guard Riders of Texas" to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact Harold@ntxpgr.org. Remember to go to smile.amazon.com and not amazon.com.  Click on more information for additional documentation.
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    LATEST CASUALTIES REPORTED IN AUGUST OF 2016

    3 AMERICAN PATRIOT REPORTEDLY HAVE DIED THIS MONTH DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM
     Branch:
     AIR FORCE
    Age:
    45
    Country:
    Southwest Asia
    in a non-combat related incident.
    Information Released:  .
    August 06, 2016  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, 45, of Lansing, Michigan, died Aug. 4 in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury. The incident is under investigation.

    Jackson was assigned to the 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Washington National Guard, Washington.
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    36
    Country:
    Kandahar, Afghanistan
    in a non-combat related incident.
    Information Released:  .
    August 14, 2016  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

    Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, 36, of Granite City, Illinois, died Aug. 12 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a non-combat-related injury. The incident is under investigation.

    Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colorado.
     Branch:
     ARMY
    Age:
    28
    Country:
    Helmand, Afghanistan
    Hostile - hostile fire - IED.
    Information Released:  .
    August 24, 2016  .
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

    Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California, died Aug. 23 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted operations. The incident is under investigation.

    Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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