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Honor Mission
Dennis Lynn Crouch, Retired
USN – Vietnam, PGR
Virginia Beach, Virginia – 05-06-21


Brothers and Sisters of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been called upon yet again to stand with honor and respect for one of our own. BM1 (SW) Dennis Lynn Crouch, U.S. Navy Retired and Vietnam Veteran, who was an original member of the Virginia PGR.
He stood for so many that stood for us, ensuring they were shown the respect and honor deserved.  A Vietnam River Rat, PBR Coxswain, Dennis was instrumental in the creation of the Local Mobile Riverine Force Association for the Tidewater Va. area. In addition, he also was a founding member of CVMA 27.
His work for the Veteran community never ended. He would stand for a fallen Brother or Sister whenever called upon up to the end.  Denny’s military awards during his 21 year Navy career were impressive, A Purple Heart, Navy Commendation w/V, Navy Achievement and Navy Unit Commendation w/Bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals w/3 stars, USMC Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam gallantry Cross w/cluster, Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, Sea Service w/3 stars, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Small Craft Patrol Pin, Expert Pistol and Rifle Medals, National Defense w/star and 3 Navy Good Conduct Medals. Dennis also was qualified for USMC RECON duty, Armed Forces Riot Control, Combat Cargo handler and was a Qualified Craft Master.
Brothers and Sisters come stand with us and help escort him to his final resting place.

Staging Time: 1:00 PM

Food Lion Shopping Center
6527 College Park Square
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

Ride Captain:

Roy “Highwinder” Hankinson

Special Instructions:

We will stage for the arrival of the family.
At the direction of the Ride Captain we will depart for the Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery.
At the Cemetery we will set the flag line and stand tall with Honor as Military Honors are bestowed upon our brother and friend.
We will be traveling at highway speeds so ensure all flags are secure and able to withstand same.
No contact with the family will be allowed except by the direction of the Ride Captain in Charge, unless initiated by the family member.
COVID guidelines are in effect, please maintain your own personal safety and protection.
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: Roy Hankinson
Position: North Carolina Assistant State Captain

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  1. To the family, friends, Patriots and shipmates of Dennis Crouch, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss of this Hero.

    RIP – Brother – Warrior

    Mike “Handlebar” Nugent
    USN – Ret
    VAPG – D5 – RC

  2. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of our PGR Brother. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  3. Dennis stood the Flag Line for many of years for those that gave their all. Now it is our turn to stand the Flag Line for him, but with a heavy heart. You will be missed by many. To the Family and Friends, Dennis may not walk amongst us any more but he shall never be forgotten.

    BM1(SW) Dennis Lynn Crouch, you are relieved of the watch. Rest in Peace.

    Jim “DaBears” McGinley
    YNC(SW) USN(Ret)

  4. My condolences go out to the family of Dennis Crouch, my you rest easy now, Thank you brother for standing flag lines with us and your service in the Navy. As we stand for you now brother.
    David MILT3 Jarman RCIT
    Tammy Jersey Girl Jarman
    VIRGINIA Beach Virginia

  5. Rest your oars Boats. You brothers and sisters have the watch. To his family, we sincerely honor his service and yours as you supported him. He is your hero and remember him for his deep love of you and country.

    David Bozak HM1 FMF USN retired. SBU 20.

  6. Please accept my family’s sincere condolences with the passing of Butch. I learned much from Butch and he along with Woody were instrumental in me becoming a Ride Captain. May the many memories of your loved shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    With Sincere Sympathy

    Wayne Anderson
    Assistant State Captain
    Hampton Roads District 5
    Virginia Patriot Guard

  7. Many sympathies to the family as Dennis is laid to rest. He will be missed by his many friends, family and fellow PGR members. Personally, I am grateful for him showing myself and so many others how to conduct ourselves as Ride Captains! RIP!

  8. May the Lord wrap the family and friends of Dennis Lynn “StitchMaster” Crouch with His love and guide them with His comfort and grace during their time of sorrow. BM1 Crouch, thank you for your dedicated service to our country. You will be missed but, never forgotten.

    With honor, respect and deepest sympathy,

    Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
    Virginia State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders

  9. To the family and friends of Dennis Lynn Crouch, BM1 USN Retired. My deepest condolences for your lose. Thank you for your sacrifices during his years of service.

    Brother, Thank you for your service to our Country. Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    Rick “Cheng” Leighton
    Va. Patriot Guard District 5 RC

  10. Family and Friends,
    I am truly thankful for his service and yours. The support You provided does not go unnoticed. May you find light and peace in your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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