*** Updated 01/15/2013 - 16:40 Hrs***
Ride Captain information updated as shown below.

***Updated 01/13/2013 - 20:00 Hrs***
Please note that staging time has been updated and moved ahead by 15 minutes.  New time shown below.


We have been invited to stand for another brave young warrior. Spc Austin Sampson passed away January 4th in Texas, after being shot along with two others. This is being investigated thoroughly, so no other information will be given at this time. Austin was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 2006, He played football, swimming and track. Specialist Sampson completed basic training and advanced training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 – 2009 and in Operation New Dawn from 2010-2011. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. Austin was a member of the Letchworth New Life Fellowship in Silver Springs.

Please do what you can to devote some time to stand for a real American hero this week. Expect some changes in who will be RC in charge at each part of mission, but the times and dates are quite accurate. Stay posted, in the event of any new information regarding this mission.

Monday 1/14/13- Airport Arrival - Rochester International Airport
Stage: Now 3:45 p.m.
7-11 (formerly Sunoco) on Scottsville Road just south of I390 Exit 17.

We will proceed to the gate and form a flag line.  There is no escort at this time.

RC: Nigel Heaton nigelvh@aol.com

Monday 1/14/13 - Receive Spc. Sampson in Warsaw

Staging @ 5:30 PM at the F.H.
Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home
246 N. Main St.
Warsaw NY 14569

Bring a clean 3x5 flag and dress for weather.
RC: Bill Brainard   buffalobill89@yahoo.com

Wednesday January 16th - Viewing hours 7-9 PM (staging @ 6:00 PM)
RC:  Bill Brainard

Thursday January 17th - Viewing hours 2-4 and 7-9 PM (staging @ 1:00 and 6:00 PM)
Afternoon:  Ken Lyons
Evening:  Jeff Perkins

Come as you are able to stand for the calling hours.

Friday January 18th - Funeral Service & Interment
Funeral service @ 1:00 PM at Funeral Home (staging @ 12:00 PM)
Burial immediately following at the Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss NY
RC: Jeff Perkins  jtperkins1@yahoo.com

***this is not a motorcycle escort***   

Bill Brainard
Senior Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders, NY Region 1

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