Joe & Lorie, Ride Capt.
RGV, South Texas PGR
SP5, US Army 1978 - 1982
Reserve 1982 - 1984
From: Eric Thomas, Lead Ride Captain [mailto:ericthomas.LRC@pgrstx.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 2:01 PM
Subject: Warriors Weekend Event - Wednesday 7 September 2011
Greetings PGRSTX and Coastal Bend Troop Support Members,
We have a new request for a Warriors Weekend Event for Wednesday, 7 September 2011.
This event has two parts: Part 1 is "Welcome" at airport for the Warriors. Part 2 is a bike escort of the Warriors to Kingsville.
EVENT: Warriors Weekend Event "Welcome" and Escort for a fishing trip for the “Heroes Cup Fishing Tournament”
DATE: Wednesday, 7 September 2011
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Corpus Christi International Airport
DETAILS: Jonnette Kesterson with Warriors Weekend & VFW Riders, American Legion Post 99, and Kleberg County Parks & Recreation department are coordinating a Warriors Weekend Event for a fishing trip to Baffin Bay for the “Heroes Cup Fishing Tournament”. Approximately 20-25 Warriors from a base in Georgia, probably Ft Benning, will arrive at Corpus Christi International Airport on Wednesday, Sept 7th at 4:30 pm. We will meet them at the airport like we do a "Welcome Home" and then ride an escort with them to American Legion Post 99 in Kingsville. On arrival at the American Legion they, and our escorts, will be treated to dinner. We should arrive at the AL hall by around 6:00 pm and dinner (end of our mission) should be over by around 7:00 pm.
Members are requested to support either part 1, or 2 or both if/as you can. Whatever you can do will be appreciated. Hope to see you all there!
Please try to be at the airport by 4:00 pm.
NOTE: This is NOT a Wounded Warrior Project event. These Warriors are active duty Soldiers.
NOTE 2: If you are planning to participate on the escort ride and join us for dinner at the American Legion in Kingsville, please email me ASAP (no calls please, so I have a record) so I can give a head count to the caterer of the event so they know how much food to prepare. Big flags NOT required due to distance at highway speeds.
SPECIAL NOTE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CC INTL. AIRPORT MISSIONS
We stage at the lower level concourse near the baggage claim area, just inside the doors at the far east end of the terminal.
If you are riding your motorcycles, do NOT park in short term parking. Take the commercial vehicle (taxi, shuttle bus) lane following the third parking exit and park in our designated area, the last parking pull-off area immediately following the third red-brick crosswalk. ONLY park motorcycles between the second and third crosswalks if the primary area is completely full. Be mindful that a FULL STOP is required at each of the three crosswalks. NOTE: There is a gate arm blocking the entrance to the commercial vehicle lane, however there is plenty of clearance room for bikes to go through. If you are on a trike please use the pick-up/drop-off lane to the second or third crosswalk and enter the commercial lane via the crosswalk to our parking area.
If you are driving your vehicle (cage), please park in the short term parking lot and provide your parking stub to the designated Ride Captain who will get it validated. On departure you must return the signed parking ticket to the attendant, sign the registry log, and identify yourself as a PGR member in the signature log.
Thanks for all you do!
Lead Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders of S. Texas
Mobile: (361) 444-3883
"Some Live to Ride; Some Ride to Live; I Ride to Honor"