OUR ADOPTED

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SGT Kristie A. Roberts
DOB Nov. 14, 1984~DOD Aug. 21, 2012
New York Army National Guard 466th Medical Unit Queensbury, New York
  
Kristie’s MOS was a medic in the Army National Guard. In the private sector she was employed as a Paramedic for Clifton Park Half Moon Emergency Corp.. She attended S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill while working full time and was recognized on the Dean’s List for the college. She was a volunteer with Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Kristie was credited with implementing  Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Advance Life Support program as well as their junior squad. From early on Kristie looked out for the needs of others primarily the elderly, the very young and our Veterans. She struggled but reached weight requirements to join the Guard. She took great pride in caring for her fellow military as they readied for deployment. In addition to survivor’s guilt she had her share of heartbreak witnessing trauma that leaves scars and demons to EMS, police, firefighters, our military and civilians alike.

BOB & CINDY ROBERTS

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2018

Wreaths Across America 

MHS

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2019

Wreaths Across America

UMS

2019 WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA ESCORT UMS

GOLD STAR MOTHER MONA GUNN

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Wreaths Across America Escort Grand Marshal 2019


 

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Nov. 22, 2019

The county's longest veterans' parade – Wreaths Across America’s annual escort to Arlington National Cemetery – kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 7. National President of American Gold Star Mothers Inc. (AGSM) Mona Gunn will lead the caravan as this year's Grand Marshal. 

Cherone Louis Gunn SMSN, U. S. Navy

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Cherone was a U.S. Navy sailor who was one of the crew members of the destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67). Cherone was one of the seventeen American sailors that were killed; 39 more were injured, in the terrorist attack on the Cole on 12 October 2000 while at port in Yemen. 

2019 GOLD STAR ESCORTS

Lorna Harris, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Scott Harris, GOLD STAR FATHER

Quie Emery, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Bill Emery, GOLD STAR FATHER

Dolly Sullivan, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Jim Sullivan, GOLD STAR FATHER

Cathy Powers, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Carol Resh, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Joyce Richmond, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Dana Vann, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Bob Bronson, GOLD STAR BROTHER

Chris Kinnard, GOLD STAR WIFE

Sandra Luhnow, GOLD STAR WIFE

Kirk Family (Jen, Don, Brayden) GOLD STAR FAMILY

2018 WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA ESCORT MHS

GOLD STAR MOTHER BECKY CHRISTMAS

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Wreaths Across America Escort Grand Marshal 2018


 

Gold Star mom in New Mexico leads national organization to serve vets

Captain Todd Tyler Christmas

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United States Army Captain Todd Tyler Christmas, 26, son of Brad and Becky Christmas of Wagon Mound, passed away on Nov. 29, 2004. He was traveling in a Blackhawk helicopter when it collided with a guy wire near Waco, Texas, killing all aboard.
 

2018 GOLD STAR ESCORTS

Harriet Boyden, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Janice Chance, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Charlton Chance, GOLD STAR FATHER

Dolly Sullivan, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Jim Sullivan, GOLD STAR FATHER

Dianne Hammond, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Lorna Harris, GOLD STAR MOTHER        

Scott Harris, GOLD STAR FATHER

Pam Schaffer, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Pam Stemple , GOLD STAR MOTHER

Sarah W. Taylor, GOLD STAR MOTHER

Dana Vann, GOLD STAR MOTHER 

Chris Kinnard, GOLD STAR WIFE

Sandra Luhnow, GOLD STAR WIFE

Amy Moore, GOLD STAR WIFE  


Staff Sgt. Brandon Silk

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Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Silk

KIA 6.21.10


GOLD STAR BROTHER

Law Enforcement Escort Maine State Trooper Blaine Silk 

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, AFGHANISTAN

08.13.2010

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DECEMBER 23, 1984 – JUNE 21, 2010

LCPL CHANCE PHELPS

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Lance Corporal Chance Russell Phelps

KIA 4.9.04

 

Marine Corps Pfc., posthumously promoted to Lance Corporal, Phelps was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Phelps was shot while battling insurgents in Ramadi west of Baghdad. 


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MILITARY TIMES: HONOR THE FALLEN

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Fallen Heroes Project

Chance’s parents, Gretchen Mack and John Phelps explained that their son started talking about joining The Marines after the United States was attacked on September 11th. That just changed everything, said Gretchen Mack. He just told me,  “I got to go.” I couldn’t stop him...  

TAKING CHANCE

The Movie

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Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC


Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday. Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn't know Chance before he died.

 Today, I miss him.  

Be Their Witness

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Wreaths Across America 2018 Theme


The inspiration for this year's theme stems from the 2009 drama "Taking Chance," which was based on the experiences of U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming.


"I was deeply impacted by this story and found it difficult at times to fathom the burden this young man carried in his task. Lt. Col. Strobl volunteered to be a witness for PFC Phelps, and as the movie so eloquently states, he is now responsible in no small part for PFC Phelps's legacy," said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. "Through the Wreaths Across America program, we are ensuring that the lives of our men and women in uniform are remembered, not their deaths. It is our responsibility as Americans, to be their witness and to share their stories of service and sacrifice with the next generation..."