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Anthony Mattera

Honor Mission
Anthony Mattera, Veteran
Florissant, Missouri – 06-16-20


The family has requested the Patriot Guard to stand a tall and silent flag line honoring their loved one and Hero, Anthony Mattera, 95 years young. Anthony served in World War II in the United States Army where he was awarded the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 4 Overseas Bars, and the Europe-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbons. He loved his family dearly, encouraging and praising in acknowledging special moments. His extended family and many friends love and respect him in return. He will be greatly missed. It is an honor to stand for this Hero, a member of the Greatest Generation, and to escort him to his final resting place. Thank you for your service and our freedoms.

Staging Time: 09:45 AM

St. Ferdinand Catholic Church
1765 Charbonier Road
Florissant, Missouri 63031

Ride Captain:

“Sinister” Mary O’Brien
Flag Support: “Raven” Tom Cox

Special Instructions:

9:45 am Ride Meeting
10:00 am Flag Line [Masks outside are required at St. Ferdinand]
11:00 am Funeral Mass, followed immediately by escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for full military honors.
NOTE: Masks and Social Distancing are required at the church and within JB Cemetery.
More information about new requirements will be shared at the ride meeting.
Forecast: clear, low 90s. Hydrate well and often. Cages welcome. Masks required.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Mary O’Brien
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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13 Comments To "Anthony Mattera"

#1 Comment By bobsmith On June 13, 2020 @ 7:01 am

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there.
I did not die.

#2 Comment By John Faul On June 13, 2020 @ 7:47 am

I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

#3 Comment By GrampyBob On June 13, 2020 @ 7:53 am

My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace,your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God.

USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
Ride Captain Patriot Guard
Montgomery City, Mo.
Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
Riding in Honor of my Son:
Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
Rodney”El Rod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

#4 Comment By Alan Colvin On June 13, 2020 @ 2:07 pm

It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Anthony for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
Al Colvin
Old Army Viet Vet

#5 Comment By Tim Grantz On June 13, 2020 @ 8:03 pm

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Your Veteran’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

Tim Grantz, USN, YN2
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
Riding in Honor of My Father:
USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII, POW – Rest in Peace

#6 Comment By iceber58 On June 14, 2020 @ 12:46 am

My wife and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss.

We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

#7 Comment By Billboy On June 14, 2020 @ 10:36 am

My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Veteran, Anthony Mattera may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

#8 Comment By Robert W. White On June 14, 2020 @ 3:22 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, WWII Veteran, Anthony Mattera. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

Robert “Bob” White
USA (Ret) 1SG
Vietnam Era
Jul 72 – Aug 94
Ofallon, MO

Riding in Memory of:
F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 (Corporal), USA, WWII (Father)
G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

Riding in Honor of:
F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

#9 Comment By Richard Harden On June 14, 2020 @ 5:25 pm

My deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for you and your family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
Thank You Veteran Anthony Mattera for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
Rich “Poor Man” Harden
Patriot Guard Riders

#10 Comment By Ricky Moceri On June 14, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. His service and sacrifice to preserve our freedoms will never be forgotten and for this I am thankful.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

Ricky Moceri
State Chaplain
Patriot Guard Riders

#11 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On June 15, 2020 @ 8:57 am

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau

#12 Comment By Billie Hill On June 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am

From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

#13 Comment By Jim Kleszczewski On June 15, 2020 @ 4:29 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of Hero Mattera. Thank you for your service to your country Sir. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski