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Honor Mission
Bernard A. Kemna, Retired
USA, ARNG –
Jefferson City, Missouri – 01-28, 29-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Bernard served his country in the Missouri National Guard for more than 22 years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-28-20
Staging Time: 3:00 PM

Houser-Millard Funeral Directors
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Ride Captain:

Cheryl Wallace
573-230-6829

Special Instructions:

3:00 PM, Briefing and stand silent flag line.
3:30 PM, Family arrives.
4:00 PM- 7:00 PM, Visitation (Come and go as needed).
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-29-20
Staging Time: 09:45 AM

Houser-Millard Funeral Directors
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Ride Captain:

Mark ‘Cobra’ Birmingham
573-230-5611
amd6193@embarqmail.com

Special Instructions:

9:45 AM: Prepare for escort to St. Martins Catholic Church.
11:00 AM: Service
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Mark Cobra Birmingham
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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January 28
End:
January 29
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13 Comments

  1. hose we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Our most sincere condolences.

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

  3. 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
    LCDR USN (Ret)

  4. 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.

    Riding in honor of my brother
    Robert J Hill. U.S.M.C
    Riding in honor of my wife’s brother
    Charles B Dupree. U.S.M.C
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  5. From our home to the family and friends of Bernard A. Kemna, we are very sorry for your loss. We thank him for serving his country and protecting our freedoms. Rest In Peace Sir! Thoughts and prayers of comfort to all his loved ones.

    Ron-Jan Watts
    TenMile/Macon

    Blue Star Parents
    Military Family

  6. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. It is our honor to stand silently and with respect for him. We are forever grateful for his love and dedication to this great Nation. May he rest in peace.

    Mark Cobra Birmingham, TSgt, Ret.
    USAF Security Police 73-93
    Ride Captain PGR

    Riding in memory:
    James A. Birmingham, TEC-5, US Army, YN3 US Navy, WWII
    Wilhelmina M. Birmingham, HA1, US Navy, WWII
    Joseph F. Melenbrink, MOMM3, US Navy, WWII
    Ralph H. Martin, PFC, US Army, WWII
    James L. Etling Jr., PFC, US Army, Vietnam
    Mark K. Dopson, TSgt, US Air Force, Vietnam
    Michael D. Blake, PFC, US Army
    Mark K. Schroeder, SFC, US Army, Vietnam

    Riding in support:
    Jordan C. Birmingham, Cpl, US Marines

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

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
    USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62 Retired Lt. LEO.
    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

  8. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army National Guard (Ret), Staff Sergeant (SSG) Bernard A. Kemna. 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 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. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless you all as you go through this very difficult time .
    I am thankful for SSGT. Kemna’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army / ARNG . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF
    67-71
    In God I Trust
    ” Remember for every 1 mile of road there are 2 miles of ditch ” Unknow

  10. 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)

  11. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and family for the loss of your loved one. We are thankful for all military men and women, both from the past and present, for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country. Our remembrance as well as paying honor to all veterans is a timely reminder that our freedom and blessed way of life was purchased at a high cost and shouldn’t be taken for granted. I pray that God grants you comfort and peace throughout your difficult times.

    Dave “Z-man” Zambruski
    USAF 1982-2014 (retired)
    MHPD 1994-2019 (retired)

  12. My Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) US Army / ARNG Veteran, Bernard A. Kemna may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  13. My sincere condolences to your family at the loss of another American hero. Our veterans are the heartbeat of our country and I thank Mr. Kemna for his service. I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort that only He can provide!

    Cheryl Wallace
    PGR HOTH Captain

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