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Honor Mission
Christopher LaFata, Veteran
USAF – Vietnam
Florissant, Missouri – 12-06-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been asked to honor the life and service of Christopher M LaFata. We will escort this Hero to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, where he will receive his much deserved full military honors. Sgt LaFata served honorably in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war for over 4 years.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-06-19
Staging Time: 08:45 AM

Hutchens Funeral Home
675 Graham Rd
Florissant, Missouri 63031

Ride Captain:

Neil ‘Nitehawk’ Hill
nitehawk.pgr@gmail.com
314-808-2568
Flag support at JB… TBD

Special Instructions:

ESCORT ONLY Arrive on-time.
Ride meeting follows staging.
NO Service at the funeral home.
Escort to Jefferson Barracks Nat’l Cemetery 10:00 AM ETA.
Weather is expected to be mostly sunny with an afternoon high of 44 degrees.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Neil Hill
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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December 6
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14 Comments

  1. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Air Force, Vietnam War Veteran, Sergeant Christopher LaFata. 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)

  2. I wish to offer my condolences to the family of this true American Warrior. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice has made this a better place for all. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation.

    I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as we honor this warrior.
    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Rick “Curly” Kroeger
    Flag Patriot
    rickkroeger@hotmail.com

    Riding in memory of:
    My Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII,
    Uncles: Russ, Ken and Bob Kroeger, USA, USAF
    Gil Schroeder, USA Korea
    SFC Mark Schroeder, USANG (Ret) AD 28 MAR 16 PGR Brother and friend
    Pete “I-Candy” Peterson, PGR Brother and friend, USMC
    Rod “ElRod” Hale, PGR Brother and friend, USMC
    Riding in honor of:
    Uncle, Mike Kroeger, USN, Korea

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”
    ~Thomas Jefferson~

    “Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived”
    ~George S. Patton~

  3. From my family to yours we send our deepest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in you 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. My Condolences go out to family and friends of USAF Vietnam Veteran, Christopher LaFata may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  7. 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

  8. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for Christopher LaFata. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring his family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

  9. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  10. 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 Air Force 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

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  12. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of this American Veteran. May you find comfort in knowing that their service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. We are truly grateful for their service. I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders in honoring this hero. They are now in audience with the Angels watching over us. He earned his place of Honor in our world and is now an Angel.

    Mike “Jenky” Jenkins,
    Ride Captain/Flag Support
    St Louis Mo Patriot Guard

    In memory of:
    Kenneth E. Jenkins, USA, Father
    Claude E. Jenkins, USA, WWII, Grandfather
    Carl E. Jenkins, USA, USN, WWII

  13. 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. Christopher 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 Christopher 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.

  14. 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. LaFata’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Air Force 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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