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Honor Mission
Eugene A. Vetz, Veteran
USA, USAR – Korea
Affton, Missouri – 03-01-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Pfc(T) Eugene A. Vetz has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to form a flag line of respect and honor prior to the services for their loved one.
Hero Vetz served in the U.S. Army in Korea with Company A, 712th Transportation Battalion.  For his service he earned and was awarded Korean Service Medal with 4 bronze service stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation 2 overseas bars.
He is survived by his wife, daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a long list of other family and friends.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-01-19
Staging Time: 8:00 a.m.

Kutis Funeral Home (Affton Chapel)
10151 Gravois
Affton, Missouri 63129

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger
rickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

We will escort this hero and his family to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial.  At the conclusion of services we will escort this hero and his family to the hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for Military Honors and interment (Slot 11:30 AM).
Weather: Current forecasts calls for temps in the mid 40’s with a 10% chance of rain.
Cages welcome! Over hydrate the night before as well as the morning of this mission.  Coffee is not hydration!
Flag Support: Jim (1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Rick Kroeger
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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March 1
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14 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.

    1. Thank You for helping to honor the life of my beloved father, Eugene A. Vetz
      Blessings of Love, Light, Peace and Joy to You and Yours.
      With sincere gratitude, his daughter, Barbara Jean xoxo

  2. 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)

    1. Thank You for helping to honor the life of my beloved father, Eugene A. Vetz
      Blessings of Love, Light, Peace and Joy to You and Yours.
      With sincere gratitude, his daughter, Barbara Jean xoxo

  3. My Family and a Grateful Nation, Thank’s 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 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

  4. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army / USAR Korea Veteran, Eugene A. Vetz may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  5. To the family and friends of this true American hero, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done. A grateful nation thanks you.

    Rest in Peace

    Sgt. Ron “Pete” Peterson
    United States Marine Corps 1969-1972

    1. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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, Korean War Veteran, Private First Class (PFC) Eugene A. Vetz. 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)

  9. 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
    Missouri State Chaplain
    Patriot Guard Riders

  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 Army and Korea 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 & Ride Captain

  11. 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 of us. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation and the freedoms they protected.

    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
    Missouri Deputy State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    rickkroeger@hotmail.com

    Riding in memory of my Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII and my Uncles: Russ Kroeger, USA WWII, Panama, Ken Kroeger, USAF Korea, Bob Kroeger USA, Korea and Gil Schroeder, USA Korea.

    Riding in honor of my son, SSgt Jason Lee, USAF, Active Duty

    “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~

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