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Honor Mission
Gene Allen Bess
USA, ANG
Dixon, Missouri – 11-24-20

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 Army veteran Gene Allen Bess , 58, and escort him to the hallowed grounds of Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, Missouri, where he will receive full military honors.
On March 11, 1980, at Beckley, West Virginia, Gene entered into active federal service in the United States Army and served until August 30, 1990, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, at the rank of Sergeant (E-5).  During his military career , Gene’s primary specialty was 51M20 Firefighter, 4 years 1 month, 51M1F Firefighter 5 months, and 51M10 Firefighter 5 years.  His military education included Firefighter, Practice Firefighter, Primary Leadership Course, ACADE Fire Training, Instructional Techniques, Arson Investigation, Emergency Medical Technician, and Law Enforcement Training. He was awarded and entitled to wear the Army Service Ribbon, the Sharpshooter Qualification Badge Rifle M16, the Aircraft Crewman Badge, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon – 2, the Army Achievement Medal – 2, the Overseas Service Ribbon – 2, the Army Good Conduct Medal – 3, and the Sharpshooter Qualification Badge Hand Grenade.  He served at various duty stations as a Fireman including Fort Greeley, Alaska, Fort Rucker, Alabama (Flatiron), back to Fort Greeley, Alaska, and then to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, prior to his “Honorable Discharge” from active duty and enlisting in the US Army National Guard for a total of almost twenty years of honest and faithful service to his country when he was discharged on November 9, 1992, at Ashland, Kentucky, before he and his family moved to Dixon in 1993.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-24-20
Staging Time: 10:00 a.m.

Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home
105 E. Third Street
Dixon, Missouri 65459

Ride Captain:

Ken “Grumpy” Kelly, 573-747-8785, august.kelly@hotmail.com

Special Instructions:

10:15 AM RC Briefing
10:30 AM Flag line
11:00 AM Service with escort to follow to Veterans Cemetery for full Military Honors.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Ken Kelly
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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7 Comments

  1. 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, Gene Allen Bess U.S. Army / Army Nat. Guard 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.

    Bob ”GrampyBob” Griffith
    USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
    Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
    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
    Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
    Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  2. 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

  3. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army – US Army National Guard Veteran, Sergeant (Sgt) Gene Allen Bess. 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
    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. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “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

  5. 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)

  6. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for United States Army veteran Bess’ military service to our country, and the courage to stand in harm’s way to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties. He shall not be forgotten!
    “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Ride Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    St. Louis, MO

  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.

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