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Home » Colorado Missions and Events » Mission Archive » 05/06/07 Sep - Sgt. Chris Birdwell,US Army (Active Duty) - Windsor

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8/28/2012 4:43:22 PM

Brad Lewellen
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This mission is now confirmed. See the next post for mission information

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire. They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., and


Spc. Mabry J. Anders, 21, of Baker City, Ore.
edited by CHARGER on 8/31/2012

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"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived"


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8/30/2012 9:03:43 PM

Rick Shoaf
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05/06/07 Sept – Sgt. Chris Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colorado, U.S. Army (Active Duty), of Windsor, Colorado

CONFIRMED MISSION FOR: Sgt. Chris Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colorado, U.S. Army (Active Duty), of Windsor, Colorado

The family of Sgt Chris Birdwell, 25 United States Army(Active Duty), of Windsor, Colorado has invited the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado to stand in his Honor and render services Wednesday, 05 September, Thursday, 06 September and Friday, 07 September with committal services on Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 2:00pm Shelter Area "C".

This will be a 3 part mission


Part 1: Arrival

On Wednesday 05 September, the family of SGT Birdwell has requested the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado to escort Sgt Chris Birdwell from the Ft Collins/Loveland Airport to Marks Funeral Home in Windsor Colorado. The flight will arrive at 10:55am. There will be no Flag Line at the airport. The family has also requested a Flag Line at Marks Funeral Home, 9293 Eastman Park Dr, Windsor, Colorado 80550 for the arrival of Sgt. Chris Birdwell, United States Army and family members. I need people to show up at the funeral home to man the Flag Line as well.

RC: Rick "Speed Bump" Shoaf - Escort
Stage: 10:00am Fort Collins/Loveland Airport Terminal parking lot, Loveland, Colorado
Riders Brief: 10:15am
On the Ramp: 10:30am
Depart airport: TBD

RC: Steve "Daswampfox" Marsh - Funeral Home Flag Line
Stage: 10:30am Marks Funeral Home, Windsor Colorado, 9293 Eastman Park Dr, Windsor, Colorado 80550
Riders Brief: 11:00am
Flag Line: 11:30am

Part 2: Memorial - two parts
On Thursday 06 September the United States Army has requested an escort from their home in Windsor, Colorado to Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado to arrive at Gate # 1 by 08:30am.

TRC: Jay Hill
Stage: 06:00am
Riders Brief: 06:15am
Escort Departs: 06:30am

On Thursday 06 September the family of Sgt. Chris Birdwell has requested a Flag Line for a viewing at Mark's Funeral Home, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, Colorado 80550 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday evening. Flags are already staged at the funeral home.

RC: Roger Schmitt
Stage: 5:00pm
Riders Brief: 5:15pm
Flag Line: 5:30pm


Part 3: Burial
On Friday 07 September the family of Sgt. Chris Birdwell and the United States Army has requested a Flag Line at the Resurrection Fellowship Church 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd. Loveland, CO 80538 for Sgt Chris Birdwell's funeral service at 10:00am. Once the service is completed we will then escort Sgt. Birdwell and the family from Windsor Colorado to FT Logan National Cemetery for interment at Shelter Area "C" at 2:00pm. The time at Fort Logan is not their usual time for Shelter Area "C" and has been amended for this Commital Service.

We have been invited by the family of Sgt Chris Birdwell to provide an escort from Marks Funeral Home, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor Colorado to Resurrection Fellowship Church, 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd, Loveland, Colorado 80538 for the church service at 10:00am.

RC: Rick "Speed Bump" Shoaf
Stage: 07:00am Marks Funeral Home, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, Colorado 80550
Riders Brief: 07:30am
Depart for Resurrection Fellowship Church: 08:00am

RC: Roger Schmitt - Church
Stage: 08:45am Ressurection Fellowship, 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd. Loveland, CO 80538
Riders Brief: 09:00am
Flag Line: 09:15am

RC: Steve 'Daswampfox' Marsh - Escort -- 4 Bikes Max due to construction and heavy traffic on I-25
Stage: 10:40am Ressurection Fellowship, 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd. Loveland, CO 80538
Riders Brief: 10:45am
Depart in Procession: 11:00am approximately


RC: Jerry "Topsnow" Snowbarger
Stage: 1:15pm Fort Logan National Cemetery Visitors Center
Riders Brief: 1:30pm
Flag Line: 1:45pm Shelter Area "C"

Please follow this link to post your condolences...thank you:
http://www.patriotguard.org/ALLForums/tabid/61/forumid/11/postid/1871474/view/topic/Default.aspx
edited by sardawg28 on 9/5/2012

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United States Navy 1970 - 1998
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Past State Captain 2011 to 2013
Senior Ride Captain, Northern Colorado

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8/31/2012 5:47:26 AM

Brad Lewellen
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I work all these days and will not be available for any parts of these missions.

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Colorado State Captain - 2007-08
Colorado Ride Captain - 2006-13
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"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived"


General George S. Patton Jr.
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8/31/2012 7:32:02 AM

JOHN GIST
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I will plan and be honored to attend these missions. I also have a pickup if a crate is needed for any of the 3 parts.......winger
edited by SHADOW80632 on 8/31/2012

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8/31/2012 7:37:51 AM

Lisa Wood
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Not sure if Mike and I can do any of the escort pieces, but I'm sure I can stand the flag line at Ft Logan on Friday.

Lisa

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8/31/2012 8:45:58 AM

Steven Marsh
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I can RC the escort parts of this mission on the 5th and 7th for sure. Not sure at this time if I can do the 6th going to Ft. Carson.
edited by Da Swampfox on 8/31/2012

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Colorado Patriot Guard Riders
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8/31/2012 9:04:09 AM

Abe Duran
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Steve, don't you mean FT Logan?

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8/31/2012 9:21:13 AM

Roger Schmidt
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I will be honored to stand for Sgt. Chris Birdwell.
I would be honored to RC any of the parts of this mission.
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8/31/2012 9:23:23 AM

Abe Duran
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I AM UNABLE TO BE THERE.

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8/31/2012 9:37:18 AM

Wade Eppler
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I am looking to Attend Part #1 and Part #3 for Sgt Chris Birdwell.
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8/31/2012 9:44:20 AM

Abe Duran
Abe Duran
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Steve I apoligize for the mistake. Didn't see part 2

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Abe "nuguy" Duran
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8/31/2012 10:11:21 AM

Jay Hill
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I obtained time off for all parts if this mission.
edited by jayhill on 9/4/2012
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8/31/2012 12:11:26 PM

Albert M. Lerner
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I will RC Part 2 at the Ft. Carson Soldiers' Memorial Chapel flag lane.
edited by Bram on 9/5/2012

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To the American fighting man
Who answered the call
Climbed the hill
Paid the price
And never let us down
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8/31/2012 2:04:59 PM

Ted Malone
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Please note that Part 2 of this mission is also posted in the Memorial Missions thread: http://forums.coloradopgr.org/topic2487-06-sept--unit-memorial-fort-carson--colorado-springs.aspx

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8/31/2012 3:15:15 PM

Glenn Reed Jr
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Hello to my Colorado Brothers and Sisters. I will come down on Part 1 and 3 of this mission, and hopefully bring some of my Wyoming Brothers and Sisters with me....I will just need some help with directions and times when they become available....

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USAF (Ret.)
Wyoming PGR Assistant State Captain
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8/31/2012 5:41:24 PM

Sid Thompson
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I will stand to honor Sgt. Chris Birdwell at Ft Logan and will arrive with the procession. I will participate in part 1 and part 3 assisting the FPA Motorcade Escort Sevices.

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9/1/2012 5:35:05 AM

Spence Chapin
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I will do all 3 missions.
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9/1/2012 10:14:47 AM

Steven Marsh
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I am available to RC the Greeley portion of part three on the 7th.

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Colorado Patriot Guard Riders
RIDE CAPTAIN NORTHERN CO.
RETIRED STATE CAPTAIN
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9/1/2012 11:01:42 AM

shooter
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What time on the 5th at Loveland/Ft.Collins airport? Is there going to be LEO escort on the 7th?
I am still unsure if I can make any of them but want to know so I can be ready.

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9/1/2012 11:35:43 AM

Steven Marsh
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Shooter times will be posted at the top of this thread as soon as they are released by the Army.

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Colorado Patriot Guard Riders
RIDE CAPTAIN NORTHERN CO.
RETIRED STATE CAPTAIN
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