Hometown Heroes Tour, Active Duty, KIA, Veteran
USA USMC USN USAF USCG – GW/ODS, WoT
Duncanville, Pennsylvania – 09-01-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to escort then stand in silent honor for the Hometown Heroes Tour featuring Nashville recording artist, Ricky Lee. This Tour is dedicated to four Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in the line of duty.
Heroes Honored are:
SPC Chad A. Edmundson, 20, of Williamsburg, Pa, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard during Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. SPC Edmundson was killed in action 27 May 2009 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when he was hit by an IED while on patrol. SPC Chad Edmundson received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War On Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Medal with “M” Device and the Army Service Ribbon.
Staff Sergeant Matthew N. Ingham U.S. Marine Corps. SSgt Mathew N. Ingham, 25, of Altoona, PA, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. SSgt Ingham served two tours of duty in Iraq before his final tour of duty in Afghanistan. SSgt Ingham was killed in action 11 January 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. SSgt Ingham received the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the NATO Medal International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Private First Class Bradley G. Kritzer, U.S. Army. PFC Bradley G. Kritzer, 18, of Irvona, Pa, assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. PFC Kritzer was killed in action 5 May 2004 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom when his vehicle was hit by an IED in Baghdad. PFC Kritzer received the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
Gunnery Sergeant Ronald E. Baum USMC. Gunnery Sergeant Ronald E. Baum, 38, of Hollidaysburg, PA, assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. GySgt Baum was killed in action 3 May 2019 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was hit by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq. GySgt Ronald Baum received the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” Device.
The Families and friends of our fallen will greatly appreciate a large attendance so asking all, young and old to attend, to Honor their Hometown Heroes.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-01-19
Staging Time: 1:15 PM
935 Plank Rd
Duncanville, Pennsylvania 16635
Briefing: 1:30 PM
KSU: 1:50 PM
On the escort there will be a stop, riding to the Holidaysburg Veterans Home to honor all those who have served that cannot attend. Those that are able will be bused in. After the ride by, continuing the escort. Large Cement pad for bike parking for those who plan on staying for the Hometown Heroes Tour. Those that are doing the ride in for the Presentation will be directed to the park on the shale. Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave, Altoona, PA 16602.
Forming a Flag Line on arrival.
Presentation starts at 2:00 PM.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time. This time of year deer are on the move, please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out, please watch the weather, dress accordingly and hydrate
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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