The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in honor at the Interment Service for Charles Joseph Patera at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Blvd., Denver, 80236, on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 2:00PM, Committal Shelter A.
Mr. Patera was born on February 2, 1932 and died on October 30, 2022 at the age of 90. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.
1:15PM - Stage at the Fort Logan Visitors Center
1:30PM - Mission Briefing
1:45PM - Form Flag Line at Committal Shelter A Ken "Nick" Nicholas will serve as Ride Captain.
I will be honored to attend and will bring Flags.
I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Charles J. Paterna, USMC Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Marine…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.
I will be most honored to stand for Mr Patera.
Kathy "Rat" Goldstein
Assist. State Capt. - CO
Please accept our condolences on the death of your loved one. Their service and sacrifice, as well as the family's support are very greatly appreciated. When one joins the military, they become a member of a brotherhood. Less than one percent of the US population are currently serving in the military and only seven percent of the US population are either veterans or part of the active military. These heroic men and women are bonded forever.
Our defenders of freedom were compelled to serve for many honorable reasons. Some left their homes, families and friends and went halfway around the world. They were willing to sacrifice their lives so that we could all be free. How fortunate for all of us that while we rest and sleep some brave warrior risks it all so we can sleep in peace. It takes a special man or woman to sacrifice their comfort and safety for their country. We would not be living the way we do now if it weren't for brave men and women who serve and risk their lives for our freedom and safety. Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. We, the members of the Colorado Patriot Guard, so greatly appreciate the service of your loved one and it is a great honor for us to stand at their Service. We thank you for inviting us and we offer our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and I extend our condolences to the family and friends of Charles J Patera. Sorry for your loss. We are thankful for his service and sacrifices to this great nation. Rest easy Marine your tour is complete.
Greg and Linda Sasse
My condolences to the family and friends of this proud USMC veteran, Charles J Patera. Sorry for your loss. I’m thankful for his service and sacrifices to this great nation. Rest easy Marine your tour is complete. I will be honored to stand for Mr. Patera.
Sincere appreciation for the US Marine Corps Service of Charles Patera. The loss of someone who served and sacrificed is tragic and all Patriotic Americans are forever in their debt. Thankful for the sacrifices made by their families, as well. These Heroes gave up so much in order to preserve our freedoms and to ensure our safety and security. They have earned our recognition and respect. They will be greatly missed, but, will never be forgotten. May their family and friends achieve peace along with our enduring gratitude.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories console you and bring you peace and comfort.
To the family and friends of Mr. Patera please accept my sincere condolences. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. I will be honored to stand for this Marine.
To the family and friends of this American hero, my condolences are offered as a token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one!
May Mr. Patera know our respect and gratitude for his service and may his family feel the thoughts and prayers we offer them at the loss of their hero.
I wish to send my sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Charles Joseph Patera a Korea US Marine Corps Hero. I am grateful for the years of service that was provided us, in the past, so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace.
‘Can Do’ Bob Aholt
PGR Ride Captain/Southern Colorado Assistant State Captain
It is my privilege to stand in honor of Mr. Patera.
To the family and friends of this hero I offer sincere condolences.
Rest in peace, Marine. We have the watch from here.
Dave “Captain Slow” Lefavor
USAF 1967-1972; USAFR 1972-1979
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Patera. I will be honored to stand for this Marine. Once a Marine always a Marine. I am available to RC. Semper Fi.
With gratitude and respect for his service, farewell to our brother in arms.
To the family of Mr. Patera, I extend to you my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one and American Hero. I Thank You Sir, for your service to our Great Nation, and may you now rest in well deserved peace.
'Damnit Jim' Balcerovich
Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado