Update: 5 March 2018 @ 12:08 PM
Due to possible weather and traffic delays, times have been moved back an hour as shown below to arrive in time for Interment.
****The Times That Are Listed Are Correct****We have set those times so there is a stop for us and the family to take a short break on the way to Arlington.
Due to OPSEC, the route will not be shared but will be discussed at the Briefing.
Multi State Honorable Escort
David L Colpetzer
Bronze Star W/ Valor Recipient
Vietnam War Veteran
9 March 2018
Bellefonte,PA / Arlington,VA
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of David L Colpetzer US Army to Escort then Stand in Silent Honor for their American Hero for his Interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
David was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam as a field medic and orthotic specialist, for his services David received the, Bronze Star With Valor, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal,Army Service Ribbon, Combat Medical Badge, and Marksman Qualification Badge.
This request came from dear friends and family of ours, members of PAPGR & TXPGR, the Meleshenko Family who are cousins to David that have asked us personally to lead the Escort, so asking all come Stand and pay your respects for A True American Hero that saved many lives risking his own.
Friday, 9 March 2018
Staging: 8:00 AM
2850 Benner Pike
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Briefing: 8:10 AM
KSU: 8:15 AM to meet the family.
Kick Stands Up for Arlington National Cemetery: 8:30 AM
Once we arrive, the Arlington National Cemetery PGR will take the lead for the Service and Interment.
If you cannot make the entire Escort run, but are interested in joining for portions, please contact PGRPA SC Timothy Smith below for route planning. PGR OPSEC procedures preclude addition of entire route in this mission posting.
Members can attend all of a Mission or any part of the Mission. PGR sets no time for a member to Stand a Mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our Heroes appreciate your time.
Please Watch the Weather, Dress Accordingly & Bring Your 3×5 Handheld Flags.
Ride Captain In Charge:
SC & SRC Timothy “Timmaye!!!” Smith