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Letters To PGRPA


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  • James Richard Garrett Mission, 15 March 2013

    To all the PGRPA members that attended the James Richard Garrett mission. The family just called and wanted to thank us all for an overwhelming performance at their father’s funeral. They wanted all of us to know how much they appreciated us being there and how we went beyond the call of duty.

    I, as a State Captain can say proudly, thanks to all of you for what you do.

    Barry Bioni

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  • Ron Graver Mission, 16 FEB 2013

    Thank you. The men showed up with flags on Saturday in honor of my dad, Ron Graver. It was beautiful. Thank you again.
    God bless.

    Angie Paulson

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  • Frank R. Capo, U.S. Coast Guard

    To: Mr. Bill Howley Patriot Guard Riders
    From: Robert J. Capo and the Capo Family
    Subject: Respect for Frank R. Capo, U.S. Coast Guard

    Dear Mr. Howley:

    The Capo a family would like to thank the Patriot Guard Members that expressed their sympathy and the members that stood for hours in the flag line at the funeral home and Cemetery. The Capo family sincerely appreciates all members that paid respect to our father and grandfather.

    We would also like to thank you for the beautiful engraved plaque and the booklet assembled to summarize the respect for your comrade.

    Dad told me many stories over the years about his duty in World War II, when he entered service at Delaware, in the South Pacific during the liberation of the Philippines, and a tour to Australia along with his discharge in Michigan. He always said he was fortunate to return home to his family after seeing others lose their life in the battle of Leyte Gulf.  He always had respect for his fellow comrades.

    Dad would’ve greatly appreciated your comments, thoughts and respect. I know he was watching all of us.


    Robert J. Capo
    For the Capo Family, Joseph, Bonnie, Mike, Nick, Robert & Lisa

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  • RE: Orval A. Williams

    To: Rick Thomas
    Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:57 PM
    Subject: Re: Orval A. Williams


    I just talked to Brian Williams and he was extremely thankful for what you guys did for his father. As a ride Captain I am proud that my Pennsylvania brothers took such good care of someone so dear to me.  It think you may have Brian show up in your flagline in the future as you have made such an impression on him.

    Orval would have loved the PGR.  He was a do’er and supported the Vets at the hospital for more than a decade.   He started the Memorial Day service at our church and always took good care of us returning Vets.  He was the kind of guy you could respect and trust in.  I wish you could have met him before he passed.

    I am very proud of what you guys did for him, the impression you left on his family and the method in which you carry on the PGR tradition.  Thank you very much and make sure to pass this on to all who stood the flagline.  Simply Outstanding!!!

    Semper Fi,
    Scot A. Jackson
    RC-Northeast Wisconsin

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