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Honor Mission
Carl B. Whitehead , Veteran
USAF – , Korea
St. Charles, Missouri – 06-13-20

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ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Air Force veteran Carl B. Whitehead (86), and escort him to St. Charles Memorial Gardens where he will receive full military honors.  S/Sgt Whitehead proudly served his country for 4 years, from 1953 to 1957 earning the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  Hero Whitehead, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your honorable service.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-13-20
Staging Time: 12:00 pm

St. Charles Memorial Gardens
3950 W. Clay St.
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Ride Captain:

Sandra ‘Kitten’ Tadrick
618.698.4159
findingserenity4@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

12:00 PM – Staging/Ride Meeting
12:15 PM – Set up for family’s arrival. The family will be meeting us at the tent which is located in the event circle at the top of the Main Drive.
1:00 PM – Interment with full military honors.  No Escort.  Cages are always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Sandra Tadrick
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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June 13
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14 Comments

  1. 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.

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Air Force Veteran, Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Carl B. Whitehead. 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.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    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)

  5. 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
    Missouri

  6. 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. 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 time of deep grief .
    I am thankful for Mr. Whitehead’s service and sacrifice for our nation in the US Air Force during the Korean War . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71

  8. 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.

  9. 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 Carl 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

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  11. My wife, Sandy and I are very sorry for your loss. There are so few hero’s for our younger generations to look at and see what it takes to keep the freedoms we have. Carl was one of those shining examples who gave a piece of his life to preserve what many of us take for granted. Freedom is not free and Carl paid for all of us. May God take your family in his arms and comfort you in your hours of need. Know that he has earned his place in heaven and is filled with peace and happiness.

  12. It is with a very heavy heart that, my wife Sandy and I extend our condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one and a hero to our great nation. Even though we may not have been blood relatives we were brothers in arms. Serving our country and keeping our freedoms safe. Which we all are enjoying today and for many years to come because of the sacrifices they made. I pray that God takes your family into his arms and gives you comfort in your hour of sorrow. Knowing that Carl is with God and receiving his heavenly rewards. An over whelming joy that we can only try to imagine. They are one with God.

  13. It is with a very heavy heart that, my wife Sandy and I extend our condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one and a hero to our great nation. Even though we may not have been blood relatives we were brothers in arms. Serving our country and keeping our freedoms safe. Which we all are enjoying today and for many years to come because of the sacrifices they made. I pray that God takes your family into his arms and gives you comfort in your hour of sorrow. Knowing that Carl is with God and receiving his heavenly rewards. An over whelming joy that we can only try to imagine. They are one with God.

  14. Mrs. Tadrick

    On behalf of my entire family I can not thank you and your fellow Patriot Guard Riders enough for honoring my father this past Saturday at St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Your presence truly touched my heart and I will forever remember your contribution to his service. I attempted to thank every Patriot Guard Riders in person that day and as I walked up to each individual my emotions would barely allow me to utter the words Thank You. I can assure you the tears that streamed down my face were not tears of pain. They were tears of love, pride, and gratitude. I know it was your honor to be able to provide this service but it was my honor to have you all there.

    Please convey my families sincere gratitude too all of your members.

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