The PGR has been invited in escorting WWII Veterans who survived the Bataan Death March.  Approximately 72000 American and Filipino Soldier were forced to march 70 miles through the jungle and routinely denied food and water.  In total some 18000 to 20000 of the POWs died on the Bataan Death March.  Our Brave Veterans will go to the Wellsburg Library which is home to the American Defenders of Batann & Corregor Museum and research Center that includes artifacts, documents and books of this special group that defended our Country.  They will also be given the key to the city from the Wellsburg Mayor.
We will be escorting these Veterans from the Airport Marriott Hotel in Robinson TWP to Wellsburg Library .  We will also have a police escort.   We will be escorting about 50 Veterans per trip .  There will be 2 trips per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  The trip will be around 40 minutes from the Hotel to the Library. We will be leaving the Hotel at 8:30hrs  (8:30AM).
For:   Thursday  23 JUNE 2011
Staging  Place: Parking lot of Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Road Coraopolis PA 15108
Staging Time: Thursday 23 JUNE 2011    @ 07:30 hrs  ( 7:30 AM)   For Morning Escort
Thursday 23 JUNE 2011    @ 12:00 hrs (12 PM NOON)  For Afternoon Escort
Your RC for Thursday is Aaron Zeff
For:    Friday 24 JUNE 2011 Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Road Coraopolis PA 15108
Staging Time : Friday 24 JUNE 2011       @7:30 hrs  (7:30 AM)  For Morning Escort
Friday 24 JUNE 2011       @ 12:00 hrs (12 Pm NOON)  For Afternoon Escort
Your RC for Friday is Barry Bioni
Your RC for our portion of this most honorable mission is Ron Jones (rjones@wvpatriotguard.org)  ron1ok@comcast.net on Thursday and Ohio PGR member Tom Moody (temsr@yahoo.com) on Friday.

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