The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to escort then stand in silent honor for the Hometown Heroes Tour featuring Nashville’s recording artist, Ricky Lee. This Tour, is dedicated to four Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in the line of duty.
Specialist Chad A Edmundson U.S. Army
SPC Chad A. Edmundson U.S. Army 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 U.S. Marine Corps 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 Matthew 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 U.S Army 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 Bradley Kritzer received the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
Gunnery Sergeant Ronald E. Baum U.S.M.C.
Gunnery Sergeant Ronald E. Baum U.S. Marine Corps 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 and 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.