CPT Charles E. Ridgley Jr., 40, Aberdeen, TBD

National Condolence Thread

Patriot Guard Riders!

This is the final Itinerary for the Patriot Guard Mission to honor CPT Charles E. Ridgley Jr who gave all on April 16, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.  

It is a go; all contacts have been made.

Ride Captains:  Russ Burks Sr, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Bill Staats, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Visitation and Funeral Service

Rally Location:  Walmart Parking Lot, 645 South Philadelphia Blvd, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Rally Time:  0915-0925 hrs
We will depart the rally point for funeral location at 0930 hrs.  Please be on time for the formation ride to the funeral services.  There is gas and amenties in the area.  This will be a static mission as there will be no follow on interment.  Bike or cage, no one cares how you get there.  Only about the respect shown.

We will form our flag lines for the visitations from 1000-1200 hrs.  Funeral service will begin at 1200 hrs and we will maintain a flag line presence for the services.  This will be our only opportunity to show our gratitude for Captain Ridgley's sacrfice. He served and stood admirably for us.  It is our turn to stand for him and show his family and community the Patriot Guard Riders care.  Any time you can devote to this family will be greatly appreciated.
The current weather forecast for Aberdeen is a 40% chance of early evening thunderstors, high of 77 and low of 64.  Looking at the time of services hopefully the rain won't be an issue.  Pack your rainsuit just in case and remember to bring water for drinking.

Bring flag poles & flags if you've got them.  

Please remember that our mission is to respect and honor this fallen soldier and his family.  Stand tall and proud as we salute this hero and his family for their great sacrifice!!!