Moderator Note:  Any regional staging information received will be contained at the bottom of this posting, in regional order.

Lt. Theinert of Sag Harbor, was killed while leading his platoon of 20 men on a mission in Kandahar Province. After they encountered hostile fire and were forced toward an area mined with IED's (improvised explosive devices), Lt. Theinert disabled one IED and approached a second one when the trigger mechanism sounded. He warned the men under his command to get back. Because of his warning, none were injured when the device exploded. Lt. Joseph Theinert was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart for his sacrifice on that day. The 24-year-old soldier and 2004 graduate of Shelter Island High School died in combat on June 4, 2010, and was buried on June 11, seven days later on Shelter Island.


Bravo Troop, 1st of the 71st, 10 Mountain Division was Lt Theinert's unit, their visiting Shelter Island to meet the Lt's family, home, community & visit the Lt's grave. Not only did the Troop lose the Lt but they lost 5 other Soldiers while in Afghanistan.
We will be escorting the Troop from Ft Drum to Shelter Island on Thursday May 19th beginning at 0430 hrs, We ask that all of NY-PGR join us through out the state to show the Soldiers of the 10th Mountain how much we appreciate their Service to Our Country. Below is an itinerary of our route south along with times of refueling and ride thru's at thruway service areas. Even if you cant join the escort for any part of the ride, please come stand a flag line at one of the below points.

Date: Thursday May 19th
Departing Fort Drum 0430 hrs,
Rte 26-South (Great bend Rd), to Rte 12.
We will continue on Rte 12 to I-90 East, to I-87-South.
Please stage at the following travel plazas ::: ((Local RC's please post your own staging's.))
Mile Post        Between Exits                    Plaza Name
210                30A / 29               Indian Castle  (ride thru only) (0615 hrs)
172                27 / 26                 Mohawk   (ride thru only) (0645 hrs)
153                25 / 24                 Guilderland  (fuel stop - 10 minute stop) (0715 hrs)
127                21A / 21B             New Baltimore  (ride thru only) (0800 hrs)
96                  20 / 19                 Ulster   (ride thru only) (0830 hrs)
66                 18 / 17                  Modena    (ride thru only) (0900 hrs)
33                 15 / 16                  Ramapo  (fuel stop - 15 minute stop) (0930 hrs)

We will then be proceeding over the Tappan Zee Bridge & south on I-87, over the Whitestone Bridge, Cross Island to the Long Island Expressway, taking the LIE to exit 70-south, at this stage we will be refueling and meeting up with Shelter Island Police to be escorted to Shelter Island.

Please be staged at Ramapo fuel stop by 0930 hrs for our arrival

REGION -9  Please be staged at the 7-11 on CR-111 in Manorville (1/4 mile south of LIE) at 1200 hrs (refueling available)
Arrival in Sag Harbor by way of Jordan's Bridge by hopefully by 1330 hrs
Upon arriving in Sag Harbor those interested can take the ferry over to Shelter Island to where a open to the public dinner is being served at the American Legion Hall

Please look for emails from local ride captains for local staging's. - The times above are only suggested staging times.

I will be on CB channel 11 for this entire escort

Ride Safe, God Bless & Thank You

Frank ""Frankie B"" Bania
US Veterans MC- Long Island Chapter, President 
Patriot Guard Riders Region 9-NY, Senior Ride Captain 
9-1-1-Veterans, Rally Coordinator 
Disabled American Veteran
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631.294.5248
PO Box 675 Bellport NY, 11713

MAN HAS NO NOBLER FUNCTION THAN TO DEFEND THE TRUTH!

Region 1 Staging:

Region 2 Staging

Region 3 Staging:

Region 4 Staging:

Region 5 Staging: I plan on meeting the escort when it enters the Guilderland Plaza for re-fueling and then travel with the escort for a number of exits - maybe as far as 20 or 19.  - Bill Schaaf  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Region 6 Staging:
Region 6 will meet directly at the Ulster Travel Plaza at 0800 to set up a
flagline, while others may go directly to the Modena Travel Plaza at 0830
and set up a flagline. All flaglines should be set up along the exit ramp
as these are ride-thrus with no stopping.

Ulster - http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelplazas/tp-096s.html

Modena -  http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelplazas/tp-066s.html

Region 7 Staging:
Region 7 will be meeting the escort in Ramapo.
STAGING:  May 19, 2011,  DD 2 (Dunkin Donuts at Annsville Circle) at 7:45 AM
KSU:  8:00 AM, Sharp
Thank you for doing what you do.
John Tibbs, Senior Ride Captain, Region 7
cell 914 739-7363
USMC 1957-1960

Region 8 Staging:
Lucy and I will be taking a group from our Hicksville staging area to Ramapo NY to meet up with the escort at their final fuel stop before entering Long Island ,scheduled to KSU from Ramapo at approx 0930 hours.

Considering the liquid nature of a 450 mile escort and with consideration to be in front of the traffic crunch getting off LI we are setting a strict KSU of 0640 hours out of Hicksville.  I have included a link to the proposed route we all are going to follow upon leaving Ramapo

Click here for map

Stage : our Hicksville Staging area in the parking lot south west of where Northern State Parkway and NY 495 cross route 106/107
Strict KSU of 0640 hours Co Ride Captains : Lucy Christiano/Eddie Esposito

Please be mindful of the weather.
If there is an abundance of cages we will have mandatory carpools.
Dress for wet weather.Have your EZ passes ready.
We are to be fueled and ready to roll before the main escorts arrival.


Region 9 Staging:

Please be staged at the 7-11 on CR-111 in Manorville (1/4 mile south of LIE) at 1200 hrs (refueling available)
Arrival in Sag Harbor by way of Jordan's Bridge hopefully by 1330 hrs
Upon arriving in Sag Harbor those interested can take the ferry over to Shelter Island to where a open to the public dinner is being served at the American Legion Hall
Frank ""Frankie B"" Bania
US Veterans MC- Long Island Chapter, President 
Patriot Guard Riders Region 9-NY, Senior Ride Captain 
9-1-1-Veterans, Rally Coordinator 
Disabled American Veteran
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
631.294.5248
PO Box 675 Bellport NY, 11713

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