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Ride Captain (Region 1) Thomas Smith’s Passing


Apr 20


My Fellow Patriot Guard Riders,
  It is with an extremely heavy heart that I pass along the sad news of Mr Thomas “Tom” Smith passing on 3 April 2020.  Tom was a Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania Ride Captain for Region 1 comprising Erie/Warren/Crawford/Venango/Forrest counties in North Western Pennsylvania.  Tom had a dedication to honoring those who answered our Nation’s call to service that was unwavering and shown through in EVERY mission he led or attended.
  There is only a private graveside service tomorrow, 7 April 2020.  Donations may be made to any charity in Tom’s name, per the obituary from his family.  We will advise all, in every medium, if/when there is anything scheduled in the future.  Please, unless you are a close personal friend, we ask you let the family have some time to grieve and process their loss.  We are here for you, if you need anything!  To talk, to share a story about Tom, to help you process YOUR loss of Tom as well.
  Tom, you may no longer be with us physically … but you will ALWAYS be with us in spirit and in our hearts.  You, Rick Thomas, Mike Skrekla, and Moose Simon will lead us in every mission we have, from here forward.


Timothy N Smith
Master Sergeant, United States Air Force (Retired)
State Captain

Senior Ride Captain, Region 10

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