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+++++++ UPDATE SATURDAY, 2/12/11 +++++++
In doing our best to serve this Marine and his family, we are covering from
airport arrival to burial. All the details are listed below. Please dress
warm and drive safely as it is expected to be cold with snowfall.
Bathroom/warm-up breaks and coffee will be available and I ask you to come
and give the time you can.
Airport Arrival, Sunday Feb 13
Staging 10:30 a.m. Jamestown Airport, off County Route 120 on the right hand
side, Executive Air Look for our people as the small airport won't be very
Funeral Home Arrival Sunday, Feb. 13
Staging 11:00 a.m. at plaza across from the Lind Funeral Home, plaza
address 702 W. Third Street to wait for arrival from airport. RC Richard
You have the option to go to either the airport or the funeral home.
Calling Hours Sunday, Feb. 13
Staging 5:00 p.m. for calling hours at same plaza across from the funeral
home. Calling hours are 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Services & Burial Monday, Feb. 14 RC Richard Getchel (814-331-1251)
Staging 8:45 a.m. N.E. corner of parking lot of the Comfort Inn, 2800 N.
Main Street Extension.
Services will be at the Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview
Ave, Jamestown, NY
Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, 907 Lakeview Ave, Jamestown, NY
If you cannot make the times posted then please come as you are available.
Contact info for the Ride Captains is listed in the info above.
NY State Captain
********** ORIGINAL POST ************
As per the Marine Corps Casualty Assistance Officer, the family of LCpl Swanson has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the solemn funeral services for their beloved son, tragically killed during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on 2/7/11.
Here is the schedule that has been established for the funeral services.
LCpl Swanson will arrive at Jamestown Airport on Sunday, 2/13 at 11:00am.
LCpl Swanson will then be immediately taken to Lind Funeral Home, 805 West Third St, Jamestown, NY.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home that Sunday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning - 2/14. LCpl Swanson will be moved from the funeral home at approx 9:30am and be taken to Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview Ave, Jamestown, NY for funeral services that will begin at 11:00am.
After funeral services at the church, LCpl Swanson will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery, 907 Lakeview Ave, Jamestown, NY - across the street from the church.
LRC for this mission is Region 1 SRC Mark Steffan. Mark will be issuing additional e-mails detailing how the PGR will participate in this mission.
Thank you for all that you do............we have another American Hero to honor this Monday.
Patriot Guard Riders NY – Asst. State Captain
Senior Ride Captain -Region 5
V.P. PGR NY Board of Directors
Veteran Recovery Program State Coordinator