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Patriot Guard Riders to Honor 1LT Mathew G. Fazzari of Walla Walla

Discussion in 'Central' started by jeffmcpa, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) have been invited by the Family of 1LT Fazzari to help honor this hero at upcoming services in Walla Walla.

    At this time Details are pending activities will likely occur on multiple days.

    You do not have to join the PGR to participate with us - we invite anyone wishing to honor this Hero and his family, who is willing to participate under the direction of the PGR captains to join in.

    There will be no mission information posted here but by following the link below you can find out the dates and times when they become available.

    Again all are welcome.

    Jeff Matson
    Patriot Guard Riders

  2. Mission information has been updated at the link in the original post.
  3. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Will be riding in 'Phase One'. Checking with Neal about riders out of the TriCities.
  4. Don't think I can do Phase 1 but trying to move things around in order to do Phase 2.
  5. There will be 2 rally points for movement to Walla Walla. Times are not known for arrival, as of this posting, but will be coordinated with PGR Ride Captains accordingly.

    Meeting locations: Prosser Rest Stop and Crazy Mary's in Burbank.

    Final destination for rally point is: Mr. Ed's Restaurant in Walla Walla
  6. Will there be flags ava. or should riders bring thier own flag?
  7. We will have flags available. However, we also encourage you to bring one if it is practical.
  8. Any idea when you'll have a time for phase 1?

    If you could give me an approx time @ wallula jct. I could fall in there and follow.
  9. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Crazey Mary's isnt far from 'the jct'. I'm sure as soon as we get a time confirmed Jeff or Neal will post it.
  10. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed


    As of the end of today, 15 June, the CAO is still awaiting a confirmed arrival time for Lt. Fazzari. We cannot and will not make any guesses as to when the arrival will be, when the CAO knows, he will pass that information along quickly to us. I will update our National, State and local contacts as quickly as I can. This very easily could be a SHORT NOTICE ARRIVAL.

    Additionally, I encourage you all to remember that this arrival home will occur on a work day and in the middle of a working town. Our first objective is to follow the requests and needs of the family on their day. This means that the family will be doing what THEY want, and working with what Law Enforcement and other agencies will allow them, so as to not impede other citizen's day to day routines. Our plans are being coordinated with both of those things in mind. We are here to honor the Fazzari family and their community in the most respectful way we can. That is our mission.

    I humbly thank you all for the many responses I have personally received. I can certainly say that the people of Walla Walla are coming out to show their love and support for this family. Please keep your eyes out for the email with updated times.


    Neal "Stretch" Miller
    SE Washington District Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
  11. UPDATE -


    Please see the below information pertaining to the Mission Plans for the arrival of Lt. Fazzari back to Walla Walla, 19 June, 2012.

    Rally time: 0845
    Rally location: Mr. Ed's Restaurant 2555 East Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

    Ride Briefing: 0930

    KSU: 1000

    Burbank "Crazy Mary's" Movement KSU: 0830

    Prosser Rest Area Movement KSU: 0730

    Mr. Ed's Restaurant has asked that I also relay the following message to you: Free coffee until 1100. Half off food purchases.

    Thank you all for your patience while we have all waited for this information to get to us through official channels
  12. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Thanks Pete!
    Those wanting to ride to 'Crazey Mary's' in Burbank' for Phase 1 of this mission
    Can meet at Road 68 Starbucks 'NO LATER' than 8:00AM. We leave at 8:00AM SHARP. We can then ride in mass to Crazey Mary's'. Be fueled and ready when you arrive Before 8:00am at Starbucks, Road 68, Pasco.
  13. So if I'm at Wallula jct. by 0800 I can fall in at the rear when you go by?
  14. You could probably be at jct. at 8:30 and not have to wait quite so long.
  15. :thumbup:
  16. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Your always Welcome!:mrgreen:
  17. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard,

    At the request of the family, we have been invited to honor, 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, US Army, KIA with a 2 Phase Mission including a RHG and Flag Line in Walla Walla, Washington.

    Mat Fazzari was a 2010 graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. He was commissioned into the Army as a 2nd lieutenant in October 2010 and earned his qualification as Kiowah pilot at Fort Rucker in April 2012. He was assigned to Fort Bragg last month and immediately deployed, for the first time, to Afghanistan. Lt. Fazzari's awards and decorations include a Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Air Assault Badge, the Army Aviator Badge and a Combat Aviation Badge.

    Lt. Fazzari is survived by his wife and two children ages 2 years old and 8 months old.

    **All locations beyond staging are being withheld due to Operational Security.**

    Phase 1 Mission Date: Tuesday 19 June, 2012

    Staging: Mr. Ed's Restaurant 2555 East Isaacs Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362

    Rally Time: 0845

    Ride Briefing: 0930

    KSU: 1000

    *This will be a Law Enforcement Escort with PGR asked to participate. We will be at the direction of local LE.

    **Movement from Crazy Mary's in Burbank, WA: 0830
  18. Should I be watch'n for 3 or 4 or several?
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