kansas patriot guard, kansas patriot guard, kansas patriot guard


PG Mission Alerts

Special Missions and Events

Mission Statement

Photo Galleries


Mission History

Join Our Mission

Contact  US






Fort Leavenworth Internment Ceremony
for Fallen Hero


On Friday, the Fort Leavenworth Community will pay honors to a fallen

hero from Afghanistan who will be laid to rest in the post cemetery.

The fallen Solider is SGT Aaron Smith who was killed on 2 Oct 09 in



Members of the Fort Leavenworth community who wish to pay respects to

SGT Aaron M. Smith and his family, are invited to bring a US Flag and to

line Grant, Pope and Biddle Avenues, starting at 1015 hrs, Friday, 16

Oct 09. The motor cortege will enter the installation at approximately

1030 hrs (+/- 10 minutes) through Grant Gate and travel north on Grant Avenue. It will

then turn left (West) on Pope Avenue and proceed south on Biddle,

arriving at the Fort Leavenworth cemetery (entrance across from the FCC).


The intent is to cover Grant Ave with volunteers from The Buffalo

Soldier Monument to Pope and then from Pope to Biddle. In order to get

maximum coverage, we are encouraging people to spread out along the east

side of Grant and the North side of Pope near where they work or reside.


SGT Smith, a native of Manhattan, Kansas died Oct. 2 in Wardak province,

Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit

using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th

Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

(Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.  There will be no funeral, only

Graveside Honors. BG Cardon will be the GO presiding over the Honors

ceremony.  The inurnment ceremony is at 1100. Please assist us in this

very important mission and please forward this to all in your

organization who may want to participate.


Garrison and Installation leadership, please allow your people the

opportunity to pay their final respects to this native Kansas son who

gave the last full measure of service.


Thanks to Kelly Brown, (ALR 23, Leavenworth & KPG Ride Captain) it looks like many folks from the fort will be out to show their support.   He did an excellent job in notifying and rounding up the troops on the Post.