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  • Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas - KIA Afghanistan - burial

    05/13/2017 2:49:08 PM PDT · by USMCPOP · 10 replies
    Me | - | USMCPOP
    Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas was killed in action on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. He was 23. Today, he was laid to rest at Culpeper National Cemetery in Virginia. There were many Special Forces troops, including a 4-star General, as well as family, friends and VFW members in attendance. About 20 of us Patriot Guard Riders were in the flag line. You can search news for more info and pictures. RIP, Sgt. Thomas.
  • PHOTO: Anti-Trumpers hear THUNDER as bad@$$ group shows up at rally to protect supporters

    03/31/2016 9:23:22 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/27/16 | staff
    A group of First Amendment-loving patriots collectively known as “Bikers for Trump” planned to show up in droves at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in Wisconsin this week to protect both the boisterous front-runner and his ardent supporters — and their arrival on Tuesday did not please the anti-Trumpers one single bit. “Patriotic Bikers, from all across the United States are planning to show up at ALL future TRUMP rallies to make sure that any paid agitator protesters don’t take away Mr. Trump’s right to speak,” the group announced on Facebook. “Or interfere with the rights of Trump...
  • North Texas Patriot Guard Riders FINAL ITINERARY

    02/07/2013 6:56:45 PM PST · by zeugma · 18 replies
    North Texas Patriot Guard ^ | 2/7/13 | North Texas Patriot Guard
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders F I N A L    I T I N E R A R Y   Patriot's Name: CPO Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle Military Branch: United States Navy Classification: Veteran Additional Military Info: United States Navy SEAL Link To Obituary: Mission Ride Captain: Larry Key,, (940) 268-8242 Ride Captain #2: Rick Crabb,, (910) 330-9861 Ride Captain #3: Dewey Dyer,, (214) 316-8730 Ride Captain #4: Dan Mathys,, (817) 300-5542 Mission Summary: The family has invited the Patriot Guard to come and honor a true hero. We will participate in his memorial...
  • Westboro Baptist "Church" to protest funeral of one of the SEALs killed in chopper crash

    08/15/2011 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies
    WBC intends to protest Wed., 8/17/2011 @ 9:30 a.m. - Memorial Service to begin at 10:00 a.m. (Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS) for Navy SEAL Matthew D. Mason. Buriel will be private at Arlington National Cemetery following services in Missouri and Kansas. Mason, 37, was one of 30 Americans killed Aug. 6 when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents. The chief petty officer had seven tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was severely wounded in 2004 in Fallujah, which was the largest battle of the Iraq War. Mason, whose wife,...
  • Andrews, Texas, residents, Patriot Guards welcome home fallen soldier

    04/29/2011 3:44:03 PM PDT · by luvie · 45 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | Thu April 28, 2011 | Audrie Palmer
    ANDREWS -- Grateful and honored, they lined the streets for the second time and watched again as one of their own returned home after dying overseas in the line of duty. Thousands came out Thursday in Andrews as a procession led by more than 50 Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles and area law enforcement escorted the body of fallen soldier Sgt. John Paul Castro to McNett Funeral Home on Main Street.
  • Westboro Baptist Church to protest Veterans Funeral in Bordentown, NJ 1/22/2011

    01/21/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by CharlieL · 45 replies
    I've received word that Westboro Baptist Church (according to their website) will be picketing the funeral of a decorated veteran in Bordentown, NJ on Saturday, January 22nd. We are seeking volunteers to form a silent wall to block the sight of it so the family can bury their son in peace.
  • The Flag Line at a Military Funeral

    11/30/2010 6:57:34 PM PST · by lovesdogs · 8 replies
    Staff Sgt. Juan Rivadeneira's funeral was held today in Hollywood FL. He was killed by a suicide bomber in Kandahar. Today I had the honor to stand with the Patriot Guard . They provided flags and instruction in how to best honor our fallen soldiers. The ceremony was very sad but uplifting in an odd way. One of their Harley riding members had traveled hundreds of miles to honor the soldier. I think he did not quite understand the power of FL sun beating on his head for all of those miles. He passed out and hit his head...
  • Legion Riders and PGR Escort Sgt Steve Kiernan To His New Home Site

    05/09/2010 9:37:31 AM PDT · by concretebob · 13 replies · 263+ views
    DCProtestWarrior ^ | 9 May 2010 | concretebob
    Homes For Our Troops Fredericksburg VA You will see a familiar face in the video. Yesterday, volunteers from Warrior Legacy Foundation and Cooking With the Troops prepared and served lunch to the workers and neighbors building USMC Sgt Steve Kiernan's new adaptive home. As you will hear, this home is being built with 100% donations from the contractors and building material suppliers. Saturday Morning Sgt Steve Kiernan HomesiteThe Marime Corps flag you see was presented to Sgt Steve Kiernan by members of DCFreeRepublic and DCProtestWarrior in recognition of his service to our country. This Marine Corps flag has flown at...
  • Patriot Guard Aims For Long Line Honoring Troops (MN)

    09/19/2009 6:21:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | 9/19/09 | AP
    There should be U.S. flags as far as the eye can see at Minnesota's Camp Ripley on Sunday. The Minnesota Patriot Guard says it's aiming for the longest known flag line in honor of military veterans during the base's open house. Flag lines are formed by people holding flags on poles a set distance apart. They are sometimes seen at soldier funerals to provide a buffer between those grieving and protesters. Patriot Guard members, many of whom ride motorcycles, are hoping for at least 2,000 participants.
  • Thousands line Paris’s streets to pay tribute to fallen Marine [TX]

    08/13/2009 8:30:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 2,056+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 | Josh Stevenson
    PARIS, TX -- The body of a North Texas Marine killed in Afghanistan was returned home Thursday. Thousands of people lined the streets of Paris to honor Marine Sgt. Jay Hoskins. Josh Stevenson has more. The flag-draped coffin of Marine Sgt. Jay Hoskins was met by thousands of people Thursday. Some were waiting outside the airport. Others stood and waited along the side of the road, waving American flags, wanting to pay tribute to one of their own who died fighting for their freedom. "Nobody wants to see our troops in harm’s way, but if that's where they are, then...
  • Sergeant Charles “Leo” Wilson: MIA Returns home after 59 years [escorted by Patriot Guard Riders]

    08/05/2009 7:49:03 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies · 829+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 5, 2009 | Elizabeth Young
    Sergeant Charles “Leo” Wilson returns home to Ava, Missouri tonight. He has been escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders. (Thank you!) Ken just heard about this on the way home from work today. Ava is our home town. Upon checking the Funeral Home web page, we discovered that his niece was in our graduating class and Ken worked with his nephew. The funeral will be Saturday and God willing, we will be there. Thanks, once again, to all our veterans and their families. We don't have words to adequately tell how we appreciate your sacrifice. Link below gives more information...
  • CPT C. Joseph Rosbert, WWII Veteran "Flying Tiger" ANC, Arlington burial 06 AUG 09‏

    08/04/2009 3:50:12 PM PDT · by RDTF · 2 replies · 550+ views
    Patriot Guard ^ | Aug 4, 2009
    The family of CPT C. Joseph Rosbert has asked the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) to stand in honor for this WWII Flying Tiger Ace as he is laid to his final rest on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) on 06 August, 2009 at approximately 1500 hours from the ANC Administration building, with services at the Columbarium. PGR will be there, standing tall silent and proud in honor of this Hero and his family, friends and comrades at arms. The mission plan follows this brief biographical sketch of our Hero. From the family: "American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers"...
  • Polk will be honored as a hero (Fallen soldier)

    08/04/2009 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies · 670+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | MARY PEREZ
    GULFPORT — The Patriot Guard Riders are preparing to honor Army Staff. Sgt. Johnny Roosevelt Polk as a hero when he is returned to Gulfport for burial. The Department of Defense Monday said Polk, 39, who grew up in North Gulfport, died July 25 at a German hospital from wounds he suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade on July 23 in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, and died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Funeral arrangements are incomplete....
  • Attn: N. Ga. Freepers - Patriot Guard Mission(s) update

    06/11/2009 6:20:49 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 5 replies · 355+ views
    Me | 6/11/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Mods, please move this thread if it doesn't belong in news. Georgia has been hit hard with the loss of 3 heroes in Afghanistan. All missions are in and around the Atlanta area. Rome, Peachtree City and Gainsville. This means the Guard will be stretched rather thin for all these missions. If any of you can attend, all the PGR mission threads containing details are located in the Georgia Forum. The link is: You need not ride a motorcycle nor do you have to be a member of PGR to participate in honoring these heroes. I'll be going to...
  • N. Ga. Freeper alert - Patriot Guard Mission

    06/10/2009 2:48:02 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Me | 6/10/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I know tomorrow is a week day, but if any N. Ga. Freepers are able to attend, it would be greatly appreciated. You need not ride a motorcycle to participate, you can arrive in car or truck: DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard,...
  • Attn: SC/GA/TN/AL Freepers - (Patriot Guard Alert)

    05/10/2009 5:55:57 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 15 replies · 974+ views
    Me | 5/10/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    On Tuesday, May 12, we will be escorting Spec. Ryan C. King from the funeral home in Dallas, Georgia to the National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Spec. King was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 1. If any FReepers would like to join us for this mission, you are more than welcome. You need not be a PGR member to ride with us, and you need not ride a motorcycle. Staging information for this mission is as follows: TUESDAY May 12 Staging at Ingles Supermarket (270 Merchants Sq. Dallas, GA 30132) at 0900. Kickstands up at 0945 We will...
  • Military Funeral Escort Attacked on I 75 North of Dayton, Ohio

    02/23/2009 8:56:33 AM PST · by Wingrider · 41 replies · 4,062+ views
    i Report-CNN ^ | 2/22/09 | Gerald Scott Flint
    Military Funeral Escort Attacked by kentucky drivers on I 75 North near Lima, Ohio. Hearse, casket and the fallen's family nearly crashed in an accident. Only by the grace of God were all spared from this nonsense and meaningless violence brought about for unknown reasons on this day. A Tri- State Military Escort Team began it's mission at 05:00 from Marshall , IL to return a fallen Afghanistan War troop to his home for final burial services. From Marshall through Indianapolis, IN through Richmond ,Indiana even through Dayton , Ohio all went very well. Thousands of Americans lined the escort...
  • Patriot Guard Riders Assist Hoosier Homecoming Celebration (PGR Ping)

    02/02/2009 5:32:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Patrick Cloward, USA
    INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2009 – Members of the Patriot Guard Riders participated in homecoming ceremonies for Indiana National Guard units at Lucas Oil Stadium here Jan. 31. More than 100 volunteers and Patriot Guard Riders from the 120th Public Affairs Detachment participate in homecoming ceremonies for Air and Army National Guard units at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Jan. 31, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darren Salzer  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than 100 volunteers from the group walked the perimeter of the field carrying U.S. flags before standing guard as more than 3,100 Indiana soldiers...
  • Welcome home, soldier - with video

    12/14/2008 10:51:24 AM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 708+ views
    DAILY PRESS & ARGUS ^ | December 14, 2008 | Kristofer Karol
    As the white Honda Ridgeline slowly motored up the Laiers' driveway Friday, a crowd of at least 75 people waved American flags, cheered and held posters with blunt — but heartfelt — messages, such as "Army Dudes Rock." Phil Laier sat in the back seat with a puzzled expression, cautiously waving to everyone who came out to support the 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist who was receiving a hero's welcome after having spent most of the past 15 months in Iraq and Kuwait."I really was just hoping to come and eat some chili, take a shower and go to bed, but...
  • Decorations of Remembrance and Honor

    12/12/2008 2:32:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Alexandria Gazette ^ | December 11, 2008 | Chuck Hagee
    At this time of year there are festive decorations throughout the land — in homes, schools, businesses, shopping malls, and government buildings. But, this Saturday, Dec. 13, just 12 days before Christmas, there will be a different kind of decorating taking place marking a much different tribute. Known as "Wreaths Across America," these decorations are for the tens of thousands who made the ultimate sacrifice so that this nation can remain "the land of the free." Wreaths will be placed on the graves of fallen military veterans in cemeteries and at monuments from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from...