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Honor Mission
Francis Stephen Hritz, Veteran
USN – WWII
Maryland Heights, Missouri – 10-16-19

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 United States Navy veteran Francis Stephen Hritz (Frank), 96, and escort him to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors.  Veteran Hritz served in the USN from May 1943 to April 1946, and attained the rank of Aviation Electronic Technician’s Mate First Class.  Commendations received include the Victory metal.  Hero Hritz, 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: 10-16-19
Staging: 8:45 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3130 Parkwood Ln
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Ride Captain:

Sandy “Kitten” Tadrick
findingserenity4@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

Stage: 8:45 AM, followed by ride meeting and flag-line.
Mass: 9:30 AM, After Service, Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks NC (29 miles)11:30 a.m. Committal Service with Military Honors.  Please hydrate, cages welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Sandra Tadrick
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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6 Comments

  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.

  2. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of 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 Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
    Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2010 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:
    Sfc Mark Schroeder USANG PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  3. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy, WWII Veteran, Francis Stephen Hritz. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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

  6. 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 . Hritz’s service and sacrifice in the US Navy during WW II . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF
    67-71
    In God I Trust

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