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5/4/2017 9:51:02 AM

Lisa Menard
Lisa Menard
Administrator
Posts: 632
Hi Rick and Glenn. Thank you both for your service. We are honored to have you join us.

Lisa

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Lisa Menard

Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau
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5/27/2017 7:36:26 AM

Terry Garner
Terry Garner
Posts: 1
Greetings everyone,
My name is Terry 'Deuce Man' Garner. New member, living in the northern Westminster area, and looking forward to riding, and standing with you at events. Although never serving in the armed forces, I have the highest respect for those who did/do and will be forever grateful. I have also become active in the Honor Flight program to 'give back' to the WW II & Korea vets to show appreciation for their service.
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6/5/2017 11:36:24 AM

Tom Robirds
Tom Robirds
Posts: 12
My name is Tom (TBird) Robirds. I'm a new member living in Castle Rock and had the pleasure of meeting some of the PGR at the roadside clean up south of Franktown this weekend. I served in the Navy from 1975-79 (submarines and amphibs). Both of my parents served and my youngest son is currently serving with the 10th Mountain as a combat medic. I am not quite retired yet but hope to support as many weekend missions and activities that I can.

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Tom (TBird) Robirds
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6/5/2017 11:52:51 AM

Kathy Goldstein
Kathy Goldstein
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Posts: 1095
T-Bird, it was great meeting you and sharing the load at the roadside cleanup. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Welcome to the PGR!


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Tom Robirds wrote:
My name is Tom (TBird) Robirds. I'm a new member living in Castle Rock and had the pleasure of meeting some of the PGR at the roadside clean up south of Franktown this weekend. I served in the Navy from 1975-79 (submarines and amphibs). Both of my parents served and my youngest son is currently serving with the 10th Mountain as a combat medic. I am not quite retired yet but hope to support as many weekend missions and activities that I can.


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Kathy 'Rat' Goldstein
Ride Captain
State Captain (Ret)
ratkatgold@comcast.net

To those whose duty it is to protect and preserve the freedom of the people of this country, I most humbly thank you...
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7/11/2017 4:29:12 PM

Shaun Phelps
Shaun Phelps
Posts: 1
Hi! My name is Shaun Phelps and am an Active Duty Air Force veteran (1991-2000) I've been an Air Force Reserve First Sergeant for the past 3 years. Our son also serves and is a Sergeant in the USMC. Although I signed up/joined PGR National back in 2009, I just haven't been able to be active with it but am constantly looking for opportunities. Now that I have my M/C again and have recently been receiving mission information once more, I'm anxious to be a regular participating member. So far, missions have been difficult due to work schedule but I can begin to work changes to meet many of the more localized events. I'm on orders in the area the 28th of July and looking at trying to get into that day's mission (if I can get out of uniform in time to get on the road) and since I'm just a short distance from Fort Carson (live in Fountain), get on some those activities throughout the year as well.

If anyone could provide suggestions on what I should have for my first mission attendance (i.e. flags, patches, shirts and whatnot), please let me know! Probably won't have everything/anything by then but will know what to order.
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7/12/2017 8:17:25 AM

Lisa Menard
Lisa Menard
Administrator
Posts: 632
Hi Shaun. Welcome to the Colorado PGR! Thank you for your service, and for raising a Marine.

There isn't anything required to ride and stand with us as far as patches, pins, shirts, hats, etc. You can, at your option, purchase items from the National PGR store, which is here: https://pgrstore.patriotguard.org/home-c105.aspx?BodyClass=nextIntegrationSuccess You will need to establish a sign-on for that site to be able to place an order.

I look forward to standing the flag line with you.

Lisa Menard


Shaun Phelps wrote:
Hi! My name is Shaun Phelps and am an Active Duty Air Force veteran (1991-2000) I've been an Air Force Reserve First Sergeant for the past 3 years. Our son also serves and is a Sergeant in the USMC. Although I signed up/joined PGR National back in 2009, I just haven't been able to be active with it but am constantly looking for opportunities. Now that I have my M/C again and have recently been receiving mission information once more, I'm anxious to be a regular participating member. So far, missions have been difficult due to work schedule but I can begin to work changes to meet many of the more localized events. I'm on orders in the area the 28th of July and looking at trying to get into that day's mission (if I can get out of uniform in time to get on the road) and since I'm just a short distance from Fort Carson (live in Fountain), get on some those activities throughout the year as well.

If anyone could provide suggestions on what I should have for my first mission attendance (i.e. flags, patches, shirts and whatnot), please let me know! Probably won't have everything/anything by then but will know what to order.


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Lisa Menard

Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau
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7/18/2017 5:21:29 PM

George
George "Theo" Theofanous
Posts: 3
My name is George, but I go by my nickname, "Theo" (As well as a few more, most of which are family-friendly, but I digress).

I am a former Public Safety Officer, with vast experience as a law enforcement officer, paramedic, firefighter, tactical medic, and tactical flight officer with a Florida county, with extensive involvement as an officer safety instructor. I am a former member of multiple honor guard units, and the co-founder of two, having participated in more LODD funerals than I care to remember (Some for close friends), including holding the role of family liaison.

The son of a career Army officer, I spent many long hours assisting him in overcoming service-related issues before his death, and volunteered with the Vietnam Veterans of America, especially as medic for a large annual reunion event in Florida.

I volunteered as Critical Incident Stress Debriefer while in the public safety sector and continue to assist fellow Public Safety professionals with my administrative position in a civilian medevac organization.

I have been extremely picky about which type of organization I'd like to be part of; which not only I would represent, but would also represent me. After, literally, years of searching and consideration, I wonder why I never researched PGR in-depth. Your ethos is my personal one, one I try to exhibit each and every day.

I intend on attending a mission in the near future to see what to do and how to do it (I'm sometimes too meticulous in my investigations.).

I live in the Fort Collins area (Wellington, to be exact) and work in Greeley, but am willing to travel wherever my services are required. I look forward to meeting you fine folk and being a part of a unit which speaks to my heart.

God bless each and every one of you (Apologies for being so long-winded.).
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George Theofanous

In loving memory of
LTC Angelo Theofanous, US Army (Ret.) 1937 - 2003, and

CAPT Gregory Whitehouse, US Army Long Kanh, South Vietnam
1939 - 1968
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7/21/2017 8:35:27 PM

Robert Reed
Robert Reed
Posts: 1
Hello all, new member here. First of all, Thank you Patriot Guard and all of you for showing the respect our veterans deserve, and letting me be apart of this organization. My name is Robert. I moved to Colorado a year ago, and now live in Frederick. I am a grandson, son, and nephew to veterans who have served in the military from WWI thru Vietnam. I am looking forward to standing with all of you in honoring our veterans and first responders.
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7/29/2017 7:15:23 AM

Robert McCune
Robert McCune
Administrator
Posts: 307
Welcome Shaun, Theo and Robert! I look forward to standing the flag line with you!

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Bob "Ironsides" McCune
SMSgt, USAF EOD Retired 1975-2001
State Captain-Colorado
Military Liaison
(719)332-4470
mccuner@aol.com
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11/15/2017 8:01:18 AM

Johnathon Williams
Johnathon Williams
Posts: 9
Hello. I am a new member here, and have already met a couple of you here in Colorado Springs. I am a US Navy Veteran. I was stationed on board the USS John C Stennis as a flight deck Aircraft director. I greatly appreciate the mission that the PGR performs. I worked funerals my last year in the Navy and met/saw the Patriot guard at many of the funerals that I attended. I look forward to meeting more of you in the future.
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11/18/2017 9:49:19 PM

Christine Beebe
Christine Beebe
Posts: 2
Hi. Another new member here. I served with the 52d Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. I was only in for a year and was medically discharged. However, my father served 20 years in the Air Force. So we’ve always been a military family. We buried my dad in Biloxi National Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend 2014. I’ll never forget that there was an older veteran who stood on the outskirts of the funeral honoring my dad that day. So when there was a funeral recently in Fountain for a veteran whose widow was afraid no one would show up, my mother and I went to show our respect and support. I was able to stand in the flag line that day as well. I’m impressed with what PGR does, and i’m wanting to get involved.
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4/29/2018 7:53:10 AM

Mark Weidemann
Mark Weidemann
Posts: 3
Hi all. New member as of this morning and looking forward to meeting you at upcoming events. I served 8 years active duty Air Force at K.I. Sawyer AFB in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Served another 14 years in the Air National Guard, retiring from the Wisconsin Air Refueling Group in 2006. I served as a volunteer and board member for Honor Flight San Antonio, escorting our veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials on 5 flights, before moving to Colorado last year. Providing respect, honor and recognition to our active service members and veterans is of significant importance to me.
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5/9/2018 7:49:47 AM

Michael Watson
Michael Watson
Posts: 4
Hello Brad, Mike Watson here, and though I have been signed up with the Colorado Patriot Guard for a number of years and have ridden numerous missions, I am now "semi-retired" and have more control over my schedule, so will be more engaged. If needed, I also have my pickup which we can use for logistical support.

Mike Watson
LT> USN 1983-1992
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6/20/2018 11:24:44 AM

Eric Larson
Eric Larson
Posts: 2
Hi! I'm back after several years being inactive in the PGR. I'm retired after 21 1/2 years service (1969-1992) in the active-duty Air Force, New York ANG (go 109th!) and the Air Force Reserve. I look forward to once again helping to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
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Eric Larson
Colorado Springs
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6/20/2018 11:53:45 AM

Kathy Goldstein
Kathy Goldstein
Administrator
Posts: 1095
Welcome to all! Looking forward to meeting/seeing you!

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Kathy 'Rat' Goldstein
Ride Captain
State Captain (Ret)
ratkatgold@comcast.net

To those whose duty it is to protect and preserve the freedom of the people of this country, I most humbly thank you...
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6/21/2018 5:50:11 PM

Bob 'Can Do' Aholt
Bob 'Can Do' Aholt
Posts: 391
We look forward to seeing you soon. I recently retired too, in March, and have been very busy with Welcome Home and Send Off missions. Please check with Bob McCune on what you need to access the A/DACG for these. We need all the support we can get now. We do have a Send Off Friday the 22nd at 1730 staging time.
Thanks again,
CAN DO BOB
Eric Larson wrote:
Hi! I'm back after several years being inactive in the PGR. I'm retired after 21 1/2 years service (1969-1992) in the active-duty Air Force, New York ANG (go 109th!) and the Air Force Reserve. I look forward to once again helping to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
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Thank you mom and dad, for your WWII Army service, rest in peace.
Can Do Bob
Ride Captain So. CO
cando_bob0929@hotmail.com
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