Operation Vet Now Memorial Ceremony Honoring the 14th Quartermaster Fallen Heroes
U.S. Army Reserves
Operation Desert Storm
7 August 2021
The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been invited by Operation Vet Now, to stand in silent honor for the Fallen Heroes that were assigned to the 14th Quartermaster, U.S Army Reserves.
The 25th of February 2021 marked the 30th Anniversary. On the evening of the 25th of February of 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, an Iraqi scud missile plunged into the Barracks/Warehouse used to house U.S. Army Soldiers assigned in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. As a consequence of this Scud Attack, 28 soldiers died, 110 were hospitalized, and 150 experienced minor physical injuries and/or subsequent PTSD,Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Of the 28 that were killed in the line of duty, 13 of those Soldiers were assigned to the 14th Quartermaster that gave the ultimate sacrifice, Operation Vet Now has invited us, to honor all.
14th Quartermaster Fallen Heroes Roll Call
Specialist Steven E. Atherton, age 26, Numine, Specialist John A. Boliver, Jr., age 27, Monongahela, Sergeant Joseph P. Bongiorni III, age 20, Hickory, Sergeant John T. Boxler, age 44, Johnstown, Specialist Beverly S. Clark, age 23, Armagh, Sergeant Allen B. Craver, age 32, Penn Hills, Specialist Frank S. Keough, age 22, North Huntington,Specialist Anthony E. Madison, age 27, Monessen, Specialist Christine L. Mayes, age 22, Rochester Mills, Specialist Steven J. Siko, age 24, Latrobe, Specialist Thomas G. Stone, age 20, Falconer, New York, Sergeant Frank J. Walls, age 20, Hawthorne and Specialist Richard V. Wolverton, 22 from Latrobe.
All served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to honor them.
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Staging: 11:00 AM
U.S. Army Reserves
900 Armory Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601
Briefing: 11:15 AM
Flag Line: 11:30 AM
Family and friends to arrive at 11:45 AM
Following the arrival of all attending, reset Flag Line at the Armory Memorial Grounds for the Memorial Ceremony.
Service to follow
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.
Remember that the Armory is a Federal Reservation and NO WEAPONS are permitted.
Please be aware and alert of your surroundings. Also, before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly, grab your masks and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.
RCIC: Mike Conner