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Honor Mission
Charles “Chuck” Bondi , Veteran
St Louis, Missouri – 06-02-20


The Patriot Guard has been given the privilege of providing a Pony Express mission for fallen United States Air Force veteran, Charles “Chuck” Bondi. Mr. Bondi entered into the U.S.A.F. at the age of 17 in 1953. He was stationed at Travis Air Force Base where he served as an aircraft mechanic. Further military details are not available.Hero Bondi loved his country, the military, and his family. His final journey will begin in the state of Florida on Monday June 1st, and conclude in the state of Washington on Tuesday June 9th. The St. Louis Patriot Guard will proudly provide an escort of honor and dignity from St. Louis to New Florence Missouri as our segment, of the 8 day Honor Escort and Dignified Journey of Mr. Bondi.Thank you Mr. Bondi for your patriotism and for your service to our country. Your selfless dedication is appreciated, and will never be forgotten.

Staging Time: 5:00 PM

2900 Sheridan Road Near Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,In the parking lot at Sheridan Rd. and Boundary Rd.
St Louis, Missouri 63125

Ride Captain:

Jeff ‘Tattoo’ Hirsch

Special Instructions:

05:00 PM – Staging / Ride meeting 05:15 to 05:30 PM – Welcome Mr. Bondi and the Illinois PGR 05:30 PM – Dignified transfer from Illinois PGR to Missouri PGR 05:45 PM – Departure 05:45 to 07:00 PM – Honor Escort to New Florence Missouri via Hwy 270 / Hwy 40-64/ Hwy 70 ( 78 miles )07:15 PM – Final dignified transfer for Tue June 2nd to Missouri PGR. Dismissal Please arrive with tanks full as there will be no stops during this segment. Everyone should be prepared to escort SAFELY at highway speeds. Missouri Highway Patrol has been requested.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jeff Hirsch
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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June 2, 2020
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  1. 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)

    1. We thank you and your wife, Mr. Berg, for your thoughtful condolences for our family. Your thoughts are very well said and very meaningful to us. We treasure your words.

      We really appreciate this and all that you are doing to honor our dad, grandfather, brother, husband and friend.

      Thank you again and all the PGR’s for your dedication and commitment to honoring our veterans.

      Thank you very much!

      Most sincerely,
      Kelly and family

  2. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Air Force Veteran, Charles Bondi. 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)

  3. We thank you and your wife, Mr. White for your very kind thoughts in honoring our dad, grandfather, brother, husband and friend. We really appreciate you riding with our beloved and honoring him and our family. THANK YOU very much!!

    Thank you also for sharing with us who you are riding in Memory of and in Honor, and we will also keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

    We are very grateful for you and all the PGR’s.

    Thank you again!

    Most Sincerely,
    Kelly and family

  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. 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 Charles Bondi for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  6. 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

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