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Short Notice: Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic USA / 5 & 6 September 2019 / Ambridge, PA


Sep 19


Short Notice


Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic
U.S. Army
WWII Veteran
5 & 6 September 2019
Ambridge, PA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family Charles “Chuck” J. Protenic, U.S. Army veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort for the interment.

Chuck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Sergeant in the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Chuck’s unit was part of the second wave that landed on the beaches of Normandy where he was wounded and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Chuck returned to his Battalion where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge where his tank was hit by enemy fire and received a second Purple Heart.

Chuck received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Hearts (2), Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon.

While recovering, Chuck dedicated his life to helping others in memory of lives given for others. Chuck was a longtime Member and Past Commander of the Baden American Legion, where he served on the Grave Committee for more than 50 years and the Needy Families Committee for 64 years.

Charles served our country and his community with honor, its now our turn to stand and honor him.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Staging/Briefing: 12:30 PM
John Syka Funeral Home
833 Kennedy Dr, Ambridge, PA 15003

Flag Line: 12:45 PM

Family arriving at 1:00 PM

Visitation 2-4 PM


RCIC: Lewis Winnecour
(412) 889-5629

Alternate Staging: 5:00 PM
John Syka Funeral Home
833 Kennedy Dr, Ambridge, PA 15003

Briefing: 5:15 PM

Flag Line: 5:30 PM

Visitation 6-8 PM


RCIC: Kimberly Curtis
(724) 544-7713


Friday, 6 September 2019

Staging: 9:15 AM
John the Baptist Catholic Church
375 Linmore Ave, Baden, PA 15005

Briefing: 9:30 AM

Flag Line: 9:45 AM

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM

Following the Mass KSU, escorting to the cemetery for interment with full military honors.
St. Peter and Paul Cemetery
1601-, 1691 Ridge Rd Ext, Ambridge, PA 15003

Upon the arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set


RCIC: Kimberly Curtis
(724) 544-7713

This is a two day mission, 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 be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out,please watch the weather,dress accordingly,hydrate and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.

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