US Flag


HOTH Mission

LCpl Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Run

US Marines
US Marine Corps

Sag Harbor, NY - 07/31/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 8, Region 9

About the Mission:

Once again we have been asked by Gold Star Mom JoAnn Lyles to stand a flag line at the foot of the LCpl Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Bridge for the 5k run/walk held in his honor.  LCpl Haerter was a Sag Harbor native.

On April 22nd, 2008 at 7:36 in the morning Marine Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter was manning a guard post along with Corporal Jonathan Yale at the entrance to Joint Security Station Nassar in Ramadi, Iraq. Without warning, a truck loaded with 2000 lbs of high explosives began racing towards them through a serpentine of concrete Jersey barriers in an attempt to breach the security corridor and to kill the 33 Marines and 20 Iraqi police housed in the compound. In a selfless act of valor and courage, the two brave marines stood rock solid and unwavering, opening fire on the suicide bomber and killing him instantly. The truck continued forward briefly and exploded, devastating the surrounding area, taking the lives of Haerter and Yale, and injuring 2 other marines and numerous Iraqi police and citizens but ultimately saving the lives of the other men.

For his "extraordinary heroism" that day, Lance Corporal Haerter was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

Please join us and honor Jordan and his family by standing with your flags as the runners cross the bridge

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

07/31/2022 at 08:00am

Staging Location:

Jordan Haerter Memorial Bridge
243 Ferry Rd.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Fenech - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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:

Staging will be at the side closest to Main St.   We will gather at 8:00am. Run starts at 8:30am and the quickest runner should cross the bridge approx 8 minutes later. After the last person crosses, you are welcome to join us at Pierson High School for the memorial service. Thank you.  Please bring your own flags

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

John Fenech

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

rs 07/25; MER


Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 637
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590




Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon. Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY. Thank You!

 2020 US smile White Orange250pxweb