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Eugene “Gene” Earl Kiso

Honor Mission
Eugene “Gene” Earl Kiso, Veteran
USA – Korea
Linn, Missouri – 02-29, 3-1-20


The Patriot Guard Riders have been honored with a request by the family of Hero Eugene “Gene” Kiso to stand tall and silent in honor of their loved one. Hero Kiso served his nation with honor in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Hero Kiso was drafted and served in the Korean War from October 1952 to October 1954.  He was a forward observer for the 2nd Division 105th Artillery for eleven months and was on the 38th parallel when the cease fire was declared.  On July 27, 1953 the armistice was signed at Panmunjom though not by the South Koreans, because it left the country divided by the 38th Parallel. Hero Kiso enjoyed an honor trip with Central Missouri Honor Flight #20 in September 2012, to see the Korean Memorial, Arlington Cemetery to see changing of the guards, and many other honors given to our Veterans.

Staging Time: 3:30 PM

Morton Chapel
911 East Main St #9781
Linn, Missouri 65051

Ride Captain:

Bill Stucker

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 3:30 pm
Visitation is from 4-7 pm
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-01-20
Staging Time: 12:30 PM

Oklahoma Church of Christ
752 County Road 205
Linn, Missouri 65051

Ride Captain:

Emery “Popeye” Barg

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 12:30.
There will be a second visitation from 1-1:45.
Funeral service begins at 2 pm immediately followed by interment in the Oklahoma Church of Christ Cemetery.
Note: The church is approximately two (2) miles down a gravel road.
There will be no escort, cemetery is located at the church. Cages may be preferred.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: David Bledsoe
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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9 Comments To "Eugene “Gene” Earl Kiso"

#1 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On February 28, 2020 @ 11:10 pm

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

#2 Comment By bobbybreuer On February 28, 2020 @ 11:13 pm

I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless you all as you go through this very difficult time .
I am thankful for Mr. Kiso’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army during the Korean War . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
In God I Trust
” Remember for every 1 mile of road there are 2 miles of ditch ” Unknown

#3 Comment By GrampyBob On February 29, 2020 @ 5:27 am

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.

USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62 Retired Lt. LEO.
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

Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

#4 Comment By Billboy On February 29, 2020 @ 8:25 am

My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Korea Veteran, Eugene ” Gene” Earl Kiso may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your Service to our Country.

#5 Comment By bobsmith On February 29, 2020 @ 10:47 am

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.Mary Frye

#6 Comment By Neil Hill On February 29, 2020 @ 11:45 am

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

#7 Comment By Al Colvin On February 29, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Gene for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
Al Colvin
Old Army Viet Vet

#8 Comment By iceber58 On February 29, 2020 @ 11:14 pm

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 Comment By Mark Cobra Birmingham On March 1, 2020 @ 10:34 am

I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. 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. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

Mark Cobra Birmingham
Technical Sgt Ret.
USAF Security Police
1973 Vietnam – 1993 Gulf War

Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders

Riding in memory:
James A Birmingham, USA, TEC 5/ USN, YN3, WWII
Wilhelmina M Birmingham, USN, HA1, WWII
Joseph F Melenbrink, USN, MOMM3, WWII
Ralph H Martin, USA, PFC, WWII
James L Etling Jr, USA, PFC, Vietnam
Eugene Delano Garcia, USA, Korea, Capt, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office
Judy Griffith, PGR Sister
Terry T. Ehrsam, Deputy, Cole County Sheriff’s Office
Mark K. Dopson, USAF, Tsgt, Vietnam
Michael D. Blake, USA, SP4
Mark K. Schroeder, USA, SFC, Vietnam, PGR Ride Captain

Riding in support:
Jordan C Birmingham, USMC, Cpl