Honor Mission
MAJ Lance A. Newton
US Army - Retired

Shinglehouse, PA - 07/21/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania State Captain has requested members of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York to join them in a mutual Honor Mission. Details follow, with mission posted on the PGR National website here: https://www.patriotguard.org/mission/lance-a-newton/

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Major Lance Alan Newton, U.S. Army veteran, to escort then stand in silent honor for his service and interment. While still in college, Lance joined the ROTC. In 1993, Lance attended OCS in Fort Benning, GA, beginning a 27-year career serving in the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard and US Army. Lance’s military service took him many places, including Kosovo, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan.

Lance received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th Award), the National Defense Service Medal W/ the Bronze Service Star (2nd Award), the Kosovo Campaign Medal W/ Bronze Service Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal W/ Campaign Star, the Global War On Terror Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/ M Device & 20 Year Silver, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon and the NATO Medal. Lance was honorably discharged, retiring with the rank of Major May of 2016.

Major Newton's obituary is available for viewing online on the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home website by clicking HERE

Lance enjoyed his time in the military and was so proud of his son, Garrett, who is currently serving, following in his Father’s steps. Lance served our country and the community with honor, it’s now our turn to honor him.
Primary Staging Date: 07/21/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Virgil L Howard Funeral Home
118 Union St
Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania 1648
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Lead Ride Captain: Tony Mingo
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: (412) 215-1496
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Briefing: 8:45 AM
KSU, Escorting for interment: 9:00 AM to Assembly Park, Oswayo St, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
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Upon arrival of, Flag Line set.  Calling hours from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with service and interment following at 2:00 PM.

Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.

Before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly and have your masks available.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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