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Honor Mission
Christopher K. Johnson, Veteran
USN , USAR, USAFR
St. Louis, Missouri – 02-25-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we will escort Christopher K. Johnson to his final resting place within the hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Hero Johnson honorably served in the United States Navy for four years and subsequently served multiple years with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserves. Further details of Veteran Johnson’s time in service are not available. Mr. Johnson, 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.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-25-21
Staging Time: 10:00 am

John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes
4830 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63129

Ride Captain:

Tim ‘Twidget’ Grantz
(314) 330-0387
timgrantz@sbcglobal.net
Flag Support: Mike ‘Rocko’ Rockwell

Special Instructions:

***THIS IS AN ESCORT ONLY***
Ride meeting: 10:30 AM
Honor Escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery: 11:00AM Committal with Full Military Honors at JBNC
Mission forecast: Partly sunny with temperature in the mid-40s
Masks and social distancing are required at the Funeral Home and at JBNC.
Please do not attend if your are feeling ill.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Tim Grantz
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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February 25
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10 Comments

  1. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for USN, USNR, and USAFR veteran Johnson’s military service to our country, and the courage to stand in harm’s way to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties. He shall not be forgotten!
    “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Ride Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    St. Louis, MO

  2. My deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for the family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
    Thank You Veteran Christopher Johnson for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  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)

    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

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy – US Army – US Air Force Reserve Veteran, Christopher K. Johnson. 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. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Johnson’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

    Tim “Twidget” Grantz, USN, YN2
    Missouri State Ride Captain
    USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
    Riding in Honor of My Father:
    USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII POW – Rest in Peace

  6. I pray God will comfort , strengthen and Bless you all as you go through this time of deep sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Johnson’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Navy then the US Army and US Air Force Reserves . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten “. May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In Memory :
    Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
    Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

  7. Please accept my 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)

  8. 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

  9. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “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

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

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