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Honor Mission
Charles Lawrence Hesemann, Retired
USN –
Springfield, Missouri – 06-22-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of USN ET1 Charles Lawrence Hesemann has honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request for an escort from the Walnut Lawn Funeral Home to our hero’s final resting place at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield MO, and stand a flag line where full military honors will be rendered. Hero Hesemann was born December 11, 1935 in Winfield, Kansas and passed on Dec 17, 2019 in Springfield. He served proudly and honorably in the US Navy for 16 years in submarine service with 2 years sea duty, and at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He entered the Navy in 1953, and excepting a two year break, served until 1971. He served on the USS Basham as Engineman Petty Officer 3rd Class, the USS Stonewall Jackson as a Machinists Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class, then was discharged from the GLNTC as an Electronics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (E6). He was awarded the China Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and the Navy Good Conduct Medal (2). Following his service to his country, he worked over 20 years for the State of Illinois. Hero Hesemann loved woodworking and made many keepsakes for friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, 2 sons, a daughter, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-22-20
Staging Time: 1:45 PM

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn St.
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Ride Captain:

Steve Simko
(210) 621-8623
csimkosteve0@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

STAGE: 1:45 pm
BRIEF: 2:00 am
FINAL SALUTE: 2:15 pm
ESCORT: 2:30 pm
COMMITTAL SERVICE: 3:00 pm
WEATHER FORECAST: 80˚ and 43% chance of precipitation, wind 10 mph.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: steve simko
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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June 22
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9 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. 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

  3. My Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) US Navy Veteran, Charles Lawrence Hesemann may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy (Ret), Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Lawrence Hesemann. 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)

  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. 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.

  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. Hesemann’s service and sacrifice for our nation in the US Navy (RET) . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In God I Trust

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

    Sailors pray,
    for fair winds and a following sea
    The smell of salt in the air,
    the feel of their skin as it’s touched by the spray
    An albatross soaring above,
    dolphins in the ship’s wake at play
    To witness a work of art that only God can create,
    the sunset at the end of day
    At night a million stars in the sky,
    safe anchorage in an islands lee
    When the time comes to die as for all it must,
    to awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts
    And always there would be,
    fair winds and a following sea
    By Charles D. Williams

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