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Honor Mission
Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic, Veteran
USA – WW II
Ambridge, Pennsylvania – 09-05-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic, U.S. Army veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort for the interment.
Chuck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Sergeant in the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Chuck’s unit was part of the second wave that landed on the beaches of Normandy where he was wounded and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Chuck returned to his Battalion where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge where his tank was hit by enemy fire and received a second Purple Heart. Chuck received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Hearts (2), Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon.
While recovering, Chuck dedicated his life to helping others in memory of lives given for others. Chuck was a longtime Member and Past Commander of the Baden American Legion, where he served on the Graves Committee for more than 50 years and the Needy Families Committee for 64 years.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-05-19
Staging Time: 12:30 PM

John Syka Funeral Home
833 Kennedy Dr
Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003
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Ride Captain:

Lewis Winnecour
lwinne1@comcast.ne
t(412) 889-5629

Special Instructions:

Flag Line: 12:45 PM
Family arriving at 1:00 PM
Visitation 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09-05-19
Staging Time: 5:00

Alternate Staging: John Syka Funeral Home
833 Kennedy Dr
Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15005
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Ride Captain:

Kimberly Curtis
kimbasue60@gmail.com
(724) 544-7713

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 5:15 PM
Flag Line: 5:30 PM
Visitation 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 09-06-19
Staging Time: 9:15 AAM

John the Baptist Catholic Church
375 Linmore Ave
Baden, Pennsylvania 15005
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Ride Captain:

Kimberly Curtis
kimbasue60@gmail.com
(724) 544-7713

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 9:30 AM
Flag Line: 9:45 AM
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM
Following the mass, KSU, escorting to the cemetery for interment with full military honors.
St. Peter and Paul Cemetery 1601 – 1691 Ridge Rd Ext, Ambridge, PA 15003
Upon the arrival of the cemetery, flag line set.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Marcy Sorensen
Position: Pennsylvania Ride Captain

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September 5
End:
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Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic Comment

  1. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Charles J. Protenic.
    Thank You Sgt. Protenic, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier

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