The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

Welcome and thanks for visiting our site. As the title reflects, this is the website for the North Texas Region of the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas. The North Texas region stretches over 180 square miles. Our area of responsibility includes the counties of Archer, Bosque, Clay, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Dallas, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Wichita, Wise, and Young. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is located within our region.

If you are requiring PGR support for another area within Texas, please click here to view Texas PGR regions and contacts.

In 2017 we were

honored to stand for


veterans, their families, our communities and we are still standing

north texas Statistics

Missions in a single day = 7 (Attained several times)

Number of missions in a single week = 25, November 2016

Number of missions in a single month = 70, May 2016

Interments in one mission = 8 Veterans with no families, 2016

Inurnments in one mission = 20 Veterans with no families, 2017


Total Missions Served In 2016 = 680
Total Missions Served Since 2006 = 3,896

In the News
August 21, 2017
After long and faithful service as one of North Texas' best Ride Captains, Carl Feltner is stepping down as a Ride Captain.  He has done a superb job of honoring our heroes and their families.  Please take the time to thank Carl for all he has d…
August 15, 2017
NTX Leadership Change Effective 1 Sept 2017. Gary Dunn is stepping down as ADSC, replaced by Randy Smith. Gary has done a superb job of supporting all of us in so many ways. Please thank him the next time you see him for his service to all of us. Randy Sm…
August 13, 2017
NTX Leadership Change Effective immediately Mark Littel is stepping up as Deputy State Captain of the North Texas region.  This has been planned for several weeks and the State Leadership has been advised and approves.  Mark came onboard as ADS…
August 6, 2017
Good afternoon,   I got a call yesterday from Gen. Carter Ham, CEO of the Association of the United States Army.   He called to inform me the Patriot Guard has been awarded their prestigious "National Service Award".  The award is prese…
July 21, 2017
RIDER DOWN Richard "Thunder" Stewart passed away peacefully on July 16th.  Richard, a Navy veteran, was an active PGR member from 2009 until health issues caused him to step back in 2012.  He will rest in DFW National Cemetery.  His spouse…
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Mission Calendar

Aug 22nd - All Day
Air Quality Alert
Master Sergeant,
United States Army, Retired
MRC - Jim Wiggins
Aug 23rd 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Staff Sergeant
United States Army, Retired
MRC - Bill Kushnir
Aug 23rd 9:15 am - 9:15 am
Part 1 - McKinney
Part 2 - Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
MRC - Mark Littel
Aug 24th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MRC - Mark Littel
Aug 25th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Thank you letters



To the wonderful men and women of the Patriot Guard.  My family and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the care, kindness and honor you gave to our father, SMSgt Dale O’Brien. You endured the cold for most of the day and it meant so much that you honored our Dad and prayed for our family before Dad was played to rest.

May the Lord bless you all richly,

Lourdes O’Brien & the O’Brien Children

— The O'Brien Family

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North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen active duty military, first responders and honorably discharged veterans.

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