Patriot Guard Mission Accomplished
Lance CPL Brian A. Escalante, Dodge City, KS
Services Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Lance Cpl. Brian A. Escalante, 25, of Dodge City, Kan., died
Feb. 17 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar
province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force,
Twenty nine Palms, Calif.
On Sunday, 25 February 2007, the
Patriot Guard gathered at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
to meet the jet bringing LCPL Brian Escalante home to
Kansas. The jet arrived at 14:00 in Wichita with Brian
and his military escort. Brian's father, sister, and
other members of the Escalante family, and a US Marine
Honor Military Escort, were present at the
arrival. Riders escorted the hearse and family to
Goddard. Two riders led the family and hearse on their
journey to Dodge City. Approximately 60 motorcycles and
additional automobiles escorted the hearse.
We extend our thanks to USMC 1st
Sgt Cowprthwaite, the Military Family Casualty Officer,
for assisting the family and facilitating the escort.
Many thanks go to area ALR/PG members who made it a
priority to provide escort for Brian and his family.
God bless Brian's wife, parents,
and the entire Escalante family.
Mission completed at
16:00, 25 February 2007.
Terry "Darkhorse" Houck
Kansas Patriot Guard State Captain
Bless Brian and the Escalante family.