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Honor Mission
Joseph T. Carpenter, Jr.
Multi State Escort From Arizona to Schuylerville, NY
US Navy Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 06/22 - 24/2022
 
***UPDATED 20 June 2022 - 08:00 hrs*** Stage 3 Information Update - See details below
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: Joseph Carpenter served his nation proudly in the United States Navy. Joe trained at the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School with many hours of advanced training including Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape (SERE School). Joe attained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class as an NCO and received many commendations including the National Defense Medal, 45 ACP Marksmanship Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal and the Battle “E” Award. Joe’s last duty station was Miramar, California.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

This mission is to take Joe via Patriot Guard Riders Pony Express from Arizona to his final resting place in New York.

It is our honor to stand in silent reverence as we show respect and gratitude to this hero for his service and the sacrifices he made for this nation
Primary Staging Date: 06/22/2022
Primary Staging Time: 12:00
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Region 1
Loves Travel Plaza
6201 Shortman Rd.
Ripley, NY  14775
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Lead Ride Captain: Don Becker
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information: Stage at Love's Travel Plaza at 12:00 PM.
KSU at 1:00pm - traveling 105 miles to LaQuinta Inn, 8200 Park Rd, Batavia (Exit 48 - right off I-90 exit).
1:55pm – Angola Travel Plaza - roll thru/stop to pick up PGR members – rest – gas up?
Arriving at Batavia approx. 3:00pm. Day's mission ends.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 06/23/2022
Second Staging Time: 08:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Region 2
LaQuinta Inn
8200 Park Rd.
Batavia, NY  14020
Exit-48 NYS Thruway
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Second Lead Ride Captain: John McMullen
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: 9:00am - KSU from Hotel.
9:25am – Roll thru Scottsville Travel Plaza looking to pick up PGR members.
9:50am – Roll thru Clifton Springs Travel Plaza looking to pick up PGR members.
10:15am – Exit 41 – Petro Travel Plaza – Pick up members – rest – gas? KSU 10:30am.
Continue on to Exit 34A Thruway Park & Ride. Region 2 members - leave or continue?
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? yes
Third Staging Date: 06/23/2022
Third Staging Time: 11:00
Third Stage - AM or PM: am
Third Location: ***UPDATED***
Region 3
NYS Thruway
DeWitt Travel Plaza
Between Exits 36 and 35

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Third Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Dauer
Third LRC Email and Phone #:  
Third Stage - Special Information: Region 3 Riders:  Enter the NYS Thruway Eastbound at Exit 36. DeWitt Travel Plaza is approximately 5.7 miles.

11:00am – Approx arrival of Region 2 escort at DeWitt Travel Plaza. Immediate KSU.
11:30am – Approx arrival at Oneida Travel Plaza. Rest? Gas? KSU 11:45am
12:20pm – Approx – Exit 29A – Area at Toll Plaza/Maintenance Garage area. R4 and R5 picks up escort.
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Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission? yes
Fourth Staging Date: 06/23/2022
Fourth Staging Time: 12:00
Fourth Stage - AM or PM: pm
Fourth Location: Regions 4 & 5.
NYS Thruway Exit 29A - Toll Plaza/Garage Maintenance area.
Meeting Region 3 escort.
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Fourth Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Fourth LRC Email and Phone #:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
518-669-3358
Fourth Stage - Special Information: 12:30 KSU from Exit 29A Garage area
1:40pm – Approx – Guilderland Travel Plaza – Pick up PGR – Rest? Gas?
2:10pm – Arrive at LaQuinta In on Rt9 in Clifton Park.
Is there a Fifth Stage to this Mission? yes
Fifth Staging Date: 06/24/2022
Fifth Staging Time: 11:45
Fifth Stage - AM or PM: am
Fifth Location: LaQuinta Inn
1749 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY  12065
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Fifth Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
Fifth LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fifth Stage - Special Information: 11:45am – Stage at hotel for dignified transfer then
12:00 – 12:15 KSU to Saratoga National Cemetery.
1:00 pm – Interment at Saratoga National Cemetery.
Is there a Sixth Stage to this Mission? yes
Sixth Staging Date: 06/24/2022
Sixth Staging Time: 12:30
Sixth Stage - AM or PM: pm
Sixth Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY  12871
Sixth Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
Sixth LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sixth Stage - Special Information: Military Honors interment scheduled for 1:00 pm.
Is there a Seventh Stage to this Mission? no
   
Submitted by: Bill Schaaf
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