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Honor Mission
Gary Ballowe, Veteran
USMC
St. Louis, Missouri – 03-19-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders,
We have been distinctly privileged by invitation, to honor a revered member of the United States Military. Please join us in standing a flag line of honor and respect for Gary Ballowe.
Hero Ballowe proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 earning the rank of E-5 Sgt. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and M-14 Rifle Badge.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-19-19
Staging Time: 10:45 am

Kutis – South County Chapel
5255 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63129

Ride Captain:

Jeff ‘Tattoo’ Hirsch
314-210-6307

Special Instructions:

10:45 am – Staging w/ ride meeting to follow
11:00 am – Honor escort (7 miles) to Queen of all Saints Catholic Church
11:30 am – Funeral Mass
12:30 pm – Honor escort (5 miles) to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
1:00 pm – Military Honors
Flag  Support – Jim ‘(1) Gunshy’ Kleszczewski
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jeff Hirsch
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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March 19
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11 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. 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 Marine Corps 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

  3. A Grateful Nation, Thanks your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as we 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

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USMC, Viet Nam Era Veteran, Sergeant Gary Ballowe. 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.

    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)

  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

  6. 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.

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , bless and strengthen you all as you go through this time of sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Ballowe’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Marine Corps . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” may he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67-71
    In memory :
    58,479 on ” THE Wall ”
    POW/MIA’s
    Those still fighting physically and emotionally
    All Veterans

  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 Condolences go out to family and friends of USMC Veteran, Gary Ballowe may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  10. 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)

  11. 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

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