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Honor Mission
Dennis Wayne Maples, Veteran
USA, USAR
Springfield, Missouri – 06-18-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

 The family of USA SP4 Dennis Wayne Maples has honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request for an escort from the Walnut Lawn Funeral Home to our hero’s final resting place at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield MO.  We will stand a flag line where full military honors will be rendered.  Hero Maples was born on April 20, 1942 in South Galloway, Missouri and passed on March 28, 2020 in Springfield. He served proudly and honorably in the US Army as an Artillery Surveyor from 1959 to 1962 advancing to the rank of Sp4. His final duty assignment was at Fort Bliss, TX, then following his discharge he served in the USAR until 1965.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-18-20
Staging Time:  10:45 am

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn St.
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Ride Captain:

Steve Simko
(210) 621-8623
csimkosteve0@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

STAGE: 10:45 am
BRIEF: 11:00 am
FINAL SALUTE: 11:15 am
ESCORT: 11:30 am
COMMITTAL SERVICE: 12:00 pm Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. WEATHER FORECAST: 84˚ and 0% chance of precipitation, wind 9 mph  PLEASE NOTE: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home has arranged for professional videography of this mission, including remote drone photography to use in updating the video they run continually to share the PGR opportunity with veteran’s families. We need a very strong showing of riders for this mission, so please help with this one!
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: steve simko
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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June 18
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8 Comments

  1. 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.

    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
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  2. 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 Veteran, Specialist Four (SP4) Dennis Wayne Maples. 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)

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

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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,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.

  7. 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

  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

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