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Honor Mission
Ed Putney Sr., Veteran
USN – WWII
St. Louis, Missouri – 03-05-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag line of honor and respect for Navy Veteran Ed Putney Sr.,103 years old and escort him to the hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. He proudly served his country in WWII as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class. We do not have a DD214 for Mr. Putney and no list of his awards. Hero Putney, 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. Thank you and Godspeed

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-05-19
Staging Time: 09:45 AM

Kutis Funeral Home (City)
2906 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Ride Captain:

Dan (TOP) Parnell
314-691-8076
danparnell@sbcglobal.net

Special Instructions:

9:45 AM Staging w/ ride meeting to follow
10:00-11:00 AM Flag line
11:00 AM Short Prayer Service
11:20 AM Honor Escort to Church
11:30 AM Church Services
12:30 PM Honor Escort to Jefferson Barracks
1:00 PM Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks.
Please hydrate much more than you believe necessary.
Cages are always welcome.
Flag Support: Jim (GunShy) Kleszczwski
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Dan Parnell
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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March 5
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9 Comments

  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. When we lose a loved one one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.
    Our most sincere condolences to you.

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

  4. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. It is our honor to stand silently and with respect for him. We are forever grateful for his love and dedication to this great Nation. May he rest in peace.

    Mark Cobra Birmingham, TSgt, Ret.
    USAF Security Police 73-93
    Ride Captain PGR

    Riding in memory:
    James A. Birmingham, TEC-5, US Army, YN3 US Navy, WWII
    Wilhelmina M. Birmingham, HA1, US Navy, WWII
    Joseph F. Melenbrink, MOMM3, US Navy, WWII
    Ralph H. Martin, PFC, US Army, WWII
    James L. Etling Jr., PFC, US Army, Vietnam
    Mark K. Dopson, TSgt, US Air Force, Vietnam

    Riding in support:
    Jordan C. Birmingham, LCpl, US Marines, Iraq

  5. My wife Patti and I wish to extend our sincere condolences on your great loss.
    We stand with you and your family today to share in your sorrow. It’s because of our Veterans; our families know what freedom feels like. It’s because of our Veterans; we are free to honor our God without persecution.

    Your loved ones duty is done and we say “Job well done” and a life well lived, they now go on to enjoy their new assignment in Heaven.

    Dan (Top) Parnell, 1SG, USA, USAR (Ret)
    Ride Captain, Patriot Guard Riders

  6. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy, WWII Veteran, Ed Putney, Sr. 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
    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, CMCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietman (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, Vietman Era (Twin)

  7. My Family and a Grateful Nation, Thanks your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. We Stand in Spirit with the Patriot Guard Riders as they Honor this Warrior. 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 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 PGR Brother/Ride Captain
    Sfc. Mark Schroeder USANG {Ret} 3/28/16

  8. 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)

  9. 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

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