Honor Mission

MSG Christopher J. Raguso, KIA
ANG Fire - WoT
MULTI-CITY, New York - 27 Mar 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of MSG Christopher Joseph Raguso has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Christopher, 39, was killed while on active duty on March 15, 2018 when his HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, went down in the Western Iraq city of Qaim. 

MSG Raguso was on leave of absence from his position as a Lieutenant with the FDNY, Division 13 in Richmond Hill. Christopher was the consummate first-responder who dedicated his life to helping others. Whether leading a squad of firefighters into a burning building, chasing a hurricane in Texas or Puerto Rico, or flying fearlessly into harm’s way to rescue a wounded soldier, sailor, airman or marine, service to his community and his country were the unshakable building blocks during his 20-year professional career.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in MSG Raguso's obituary, available for viewing online at the Clayton Funeral Home website: http://www.claytonkingspark.com/book...r/obituary.php

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of MSG Christopher Joseph Raguso, a true American hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Mar 2018
Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Kings Park Plaza
38-72 Indian Head Rd, Kings Park, NY 11754
Kings Park, New York - 11754
https://goo.gl/maps/gvSw32M4ZN42


Ride Captain:

Charles Ranft
ranftcharlie@gmail.com
631-766-0388


Special Instructions:

Riders will escort family members from the funeral home to Gabreski ANGB in Westhampton Beach, and return. Total distance is approximately 90 miles. Please ensure that you have adequate fuel for the round trip.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 29 Mar, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.

Commack Fire Department (HQ)
6309 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, New York - 11724
https://goo.gl/maps/dCnvZCDhXms


Ride Captain:

Charles Ranft
ranftcharlie@gmail.com
631-766-0388


Special Instructions:

Visitation hours from 2 - 4 PM, and 7 - 9 PM. Members will stand a flag line during both times, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 30 Mar, 2018
Staging #3 Time: 1:30 P.M.

Commack Fire Department (HQ)
6309 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, New York - 11724
https://goo.gl/maps/dCnvZCDhXms


Ride Captain:

Charles Ranft
ranftcharlie@gmail.com
631-766-0388


Special Instructions:

Visitation hours from 2 - 4 PM, and 7 - 9 PM. Members will stand a flag line during both times, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #4 DETAILS: 31 Mar, 2018
Staging #4 Time: 09:30 A.M

Commack Fire Department (HQ)
6309 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, New York - 11724
https://goo.gl/maps/dCnvZCDhXms


Ride Captain:

Charles Ranft
ranftcharlie@gmail.com
631-766-0388

Calverton:
Gene & Sue Frohnhoefer
frofer@aol.com


Special Instructions:

Riders will provide escort to church for an 11:00 AM funeral mass:

St. Joseph's RC Church
59 Church St.
Kings Park, NY
11754

Upon conclusion of services, riders will escort to cemetery for interment with full military honors scheduled for 1:30 PM:

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY
11933


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Ride Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

 

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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