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November 4, 2020

Honor Mission
Dennis Needham, Veteran
USAF – Vietnam
Wentzville, Missouri – 11-04-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to honor a revered member of the United States Military. The family of Dennis Needham has invited Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect.  It will be our honor to do so. We will then escort their loved one to his final resting place in the Grounds of Calvary Cemetery. Hero Needham served in the United States Air Force from September of 1970 to September of 1990. He earned the rank of E7 and was an Information Management Technician. He was attached to the SE AD Sector (TAC) at Tyndall AFB, FL.  MSGT Needham was awarded the Meritorious Serve Medal w/1 OLC, the Air Force Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Air Force Legacy Medal w/4 DVC, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/6 OLC, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon – Rifle, the NCO PME Ribbon, the Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Long w/1 DVC and the Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short.  Thank you, Mr. Needham, from a grateful Nation. Your faithful dedication to serve the United States of America is deeply appreciated, and will never be forgotten.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-04-20
Staging Time:  9:20 am

St. Theodore Catholic Church

Ride Captain:

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
joseph1918@aol.com
(636) 577-4767
Flags and Support by TBD

Special Instructions:

Stage/Mission Brief: 9:20
Flag Line from 9:30 to 10:00
Funeral Mass at 10:00.  Following the service, we will render full military honors at the church prior to the escort. We will then escort our hero to Calvary Cemetery.  COVID19 protocol will be enforced, to include distancing and mask requirements… Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or running a temperature. Weather forecast is sunny with a high of 72F. 0% chance of rain. Dress appropriately. Cages are always welcome.  Remember to Hydrate.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Joseph Bilodeau
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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12 Responses

  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, Dennis Needham U.S.A.F. Vietnam Veteran, 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. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Needham’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

  3. 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

  4. 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, Master Sergeant Dennis Needham. 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)

  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. From our home to the family and friends Dennis Needham, we are very sorry for your loss. We thank him for serving his country and protecting our freedoms. Rest In Peace Sir! Thoughts and prayers of comfort to all his loved ones.

    Ron-Jan Watts
    TenMile/Macon
    Blue Star Parents
    Military Family

  7. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless each of you as you go through this time of sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Needham’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Air Force and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen ” never forgotten . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67-71
    In God I Trust

  8. 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)

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

  10. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. 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.

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  12. 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

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