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Discussion in 'Patriot Guard Missions' started by gator508, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Heys guys,

    Just joined thr PGR and there is a mission tomorrow:

    CPO Fernando Jorge USCG. He was one of 4 CG men lost in Mobile Bay when the chopper they were on went down. We will escort him to Mobile Airport.

    Question for the seasoned PGR...is there anything I need to know or do as this will be my first mission.

    I feel honored to ride with a fallen brother.
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You should be able to go to your state's PGR web page and get specific info for each mission. There should also be phone numbers for any Road Commander's as well as the Road Commander In Charge. Do not hesitate to email or phone with ANY questions you have.

    And thanks for taking part in such an important mission!
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard. I guarantee you will be moved by what you are about to participate in. Wish I could be there.
     
  4. Glider-Rider

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    Just ride with respect for the fallen hero and his family. There will be a briefing by the ride captain before the escort.
     
  5. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Dr Do,

    Thanks for getting back, as you suggested I have visitrd the website and obtained directions, times, look for either a red or marroon cap for the commander.
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Joe, you were the person that got me intrested in doing this, looking forward to it. Thanks!
     
  7. Diesel_TX

    Diesel_TX Member

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    I do not see anything on the Alabama PGR website on this, but you can probably track it down pretty easily in their forums. I would get to the staging area a little early and find the RC and let him know it is your first mission. It will be hard to find a nicer group of people....

    dub.dub.dub.pgral<dot>org/

    I echo Dyna-riders advice. Respect to the fallen and the fallen's family!

    I am pretty new to PGR also. I am doing my 4 mission on Saturday.
     
  8. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Russ, this is all I have for staging times and places.


    PO3 Andrew (Drew) Wilson Knight
    KIA
    US Coast Guard
    Crew Member of Helicopter CG-6535
    Saturday 17 February 2012
    Thomasville, AL
    Fellow Riders,
    The Family of PO3 Andrew Knight, one of the crew members of the downed helicopter CG-6535, has requested that the Patriot Guard stand in honor at his funeral. Drew Knight was the last one of the four crew members located after their aircraft went down in the Mobile Bay on February 28th.
    We will escort PO3 Knight from O'Bryant Funeral Home to the Thomasville Baptist Church, stand a flagline at the Church, then escort to the cemetery.

    STAGING INFO:

    Mobile County Staging:
    Location: Pilot Truck Stop Parking Lot - Hwy 43 at I-65 - Exit 19
    Time: 6:00 AM
    Briefing: 6:20 AM
    KSU: 6:30 AM
    RCIC: Don Herrin

    Thomasville, AL Staging:
    Location: Thomasville Plaza Shopping Center Parking Lot - NW Corner of Hwy 43 and Melanie Lane - Thomasville, AL
    Time: 8:20 AM
    Briefing: 8:40 AM
    KSU: 8:50 AM
    RCIC: Greg "Big Daddy" Brown 251-209-0266

    PO3 Andrew Knight stood for us so that we might be safe.... He placed himself in harms way to protect our coastal borders....Now it is our turn to stand for him.
    Ride safe my brothers and sisters and I will see you there.

    With Respect,
    Greg "Big Daddy" Brown
    PGR Sr. Ride Captain
    SW Alabama
    251-209-0266
     
  9. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    Riding with the PGR is one of the reasons I bought a new bike,I wanted to keep making missions..I wish I could make more of them...one of our ride captains likes to say " There is a lot of things I would rather be doing right now...but none that are this important "...Good luck on your first mission....Proud member of East Texas Patriot Guard....
     
  10. Diesel_TX

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    I definitely feel the same way.