Sgt Charles Cartwright, 26, Union Bridge, MD

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:41:00 -0600




IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No. 882-09
November 10, 2009



DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Charles I. Cartwright, 26, of Union Bridge, Md., died Nov. 7 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command public affairs office at910-440-0770.

National Thread

This is now a confirmed Patriot Guard Rider Mission.




Final Itinerary for Mission to Honor:

SSGT Charles I. Cartwright, 26, Union Bridge, MD, 15, 16 NOV 09

It is with great sadness, that we announce that Maryland has lost a true American Hero. Staff Sgt. Charles I. Cartwright lost his life in Afghanistan – his fifth tour of duty.  He was a highly decorated soldier, having received several awards for valor, in addition to two Purple Hearts.

He is survived by his wife of 11 months, his parents and sister. He was raised in the Carroll County area, and graduated from Walkerville High School near Frederick.  His father is a Union Bridge fireman, so it is fitting that his funeral will be held in the Union Bridge Fire Hall.          There will be a visitation on Sunday, Nov 16th, and funeral service on Monday, Nov 17th. His family has asked the PGR to join them in honoring this Hero.

Ride Captain: Sandy Hohne – 410-259-5791 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            410-259-5791      end_of_the_skype_highlighting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

1:40 – 2:10 – We will rally at Elmer Wolf Elementary School,

119 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791 http://tinyurl.com/y8vn3nr

2:10 – Mission Brief

2:15 – Proceed to :

Johnsville United Methodist Church

11106 Green Valley Rd.,

Union Bridge, MD21791 http://tinyurl.com/ycs9xw2

3pm-5pm  & 7pm-9pm – Visitation – We will form a flag line in front of the church during these times.


It is not necessary that you make it to both visitations – Please join us at the church if you can only attend part of the visitation.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

9am -9:20am - We will rally in the blacktopped parking lot behind the

Union Bridge Fireman's Building 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD 21791 http://tinyurl.com/yk5rc6d

9:20  - Mission Brief

9:25 – Proceed short distance to funeral home

9:45 – Escort back to the Fireman's Building

11:00 – Funeral Service - We will form a flag line before and during the service, and render salute during military honors which will immediately follow the service.

12:15 (approx) Escort hearse away from the Fireman's Building.  We will only escort to the town limits and then end the procession.

The weather for Sunday is expected to be in the mid 60’s, but will probably become much colder after dark.  Monday morning will be in the low 60’s so please dress accordingly.

Bikes and cages are both welcome.

Please bring 3x5 flags and bottled water.

Special note- - For those coming from the south, please avoid Bessie Clemson Road – It has a loose gravel surface and is not bike (or cage) friendly


************ For those Riders from the south***************

There will be an interim Rally point in Edgewater, MD., Kmart parking lot behind McDonalds. (111 Mitchells Chance Rd)

Rally Time: 0630 hrs

KSU: 0645 hrs should put us at the Rally Point slightly early.  There is gas and amenities available at this Rally Point.

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