Frederick Zak, Veteran
USMC, USMCR – Korea
Florissant, Missouri – 02-10-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
It is a most distinct honor and a definite privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line for United States Marine Corps Veteran Frederick Zak, 88, and escort him to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Veteran Zak served in the US Marine Corps from October 31, 1949 until February 27, 1952 and was deployed to the Korean War theater for more than a year where he was wounded in 1951 (100% service related disability). He attained the rank of Corporal (Cpl) and was awarded many commendations including the Korean Service Medal with 1 Star, the UN Ribbon and a Purple Heart. Cpl Zak participated in the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight in 2013 escorted by his son Jim. Hero Zak was a member of VFW Post 2866. Cpl Zak, 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: 02-10-21
Staging Time: 10:00 AM
St. Norbert Catholic Church
16455 New Halls Ferry Rd (I-270, exit 25 Lindbergh north and east, New Halls Ferry north/left)
Florissant, Missouri 63031
Dan “Lt. Dan” Doerer
Flag & Mission Support: Jim “One Gun” Kleszczewski
Practice social distancing. Masks are required. Stay home if you are ill or have a fever.
08:45 AM: Casket arrives at St. Norberts for visitation
09:30 AM: Family arrival
10:00 AM: Staging, immediate flag line. Arrive quietly as visitation will be in progress.
10:30 AM: VFW presentation, Funeral Mass, ride meeting
12:00 PM: Estimated departure to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (38 min, 33 miles)
1:00 PM: ETA at JBNC for Committal Service with Military Honors Flags will be provided.
If you have large bike flags, bring them.
The current NWS long range forecast during this mission is 11º- 16º, 4% chance of precip,
Any type of vehicle is welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Dan Doerer
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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