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Honor Mission
Charlie Ray Holland, Veteran
USA – USAR, Vietnam
Saint Louis, Missouri – 01-27-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and a privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag-line for United States Army Veteran Charlie Ray Holland, 71, and escort him to his final resting place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full Military Honors.  Veteran Holland served in the US Army and Army Reserve from November 1969 to April 1974, with overseas reconnaissance duty stationed in Saigon, Vietnam.  Veteran Holland attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG), E-6.  Commendations include the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star on the suspension ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and one Service Stripe.  SSG Holland, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your honorable service.  Your sacrifices have granted us the freedoms we continue to enjoy to this very day. Thank you and Godspeed.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-27-20
Staging: 9:30 AM

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Administration Building
2900 Sheridan Road (I-270/I-255, exit 2 MO-231/Telegraph Road north, Sheridan Road east)
Saint Louis, Missouri 63125

Ride Captain:

Dan “Lt. Dan” Doerer
(314) 576-5856
j_d_doerer@att.net

Special Instructions:

Assemble in the PGR area: 9:30 AM, Ride meeting.
Family arrival at Administration Building: 9:40 AM
Committal service: 10:00 AM
The current NWS long range forecast during this mission is 36º- 41º with a 5% chance of showers.  Check the weather on the day of the mission.  Travel and dress accordingly.  Please HYDRATE!  Any type of vehicle is welcome.
Flags & support: Michael “Moose” Hanewinkel
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Dan Doerer
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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January 27
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15 Comments

  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)

  2. 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

  3. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army / USAR Vietnam Veteran, Charlie Ray Holland may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  4. 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)

  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 Charlie Ray Holland. 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.

  7. From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this US Army and Vietnam veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978
    Riding in memory of…
    James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
    SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & RC
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  8. 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.

  9. Those 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.

  10. 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 Charlie 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

  11. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army – US Army Reserve, Vietnam War Veteran, Staff Sergeant (SSG) Charlie Ray Holland. 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)

  12. My deepest Condolences for your loss and when remembering your loved one I pray that you look to God to be with you and your family currently and throughout the coming years.
    Thank You Veteran Charlie Holland for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  13. 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)

  14. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Hero Holland. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  15. 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 Mr. Holland’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army / USAR and during the Vietnam War . 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 ” Unknown

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