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George Edward Rauch

Honor Mission
George Edward Rauch, Veteran
USN – WWII
St. Charles, Missouri – 06-15-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Navy WWII Veteran George E. Rauch (96) just as he once stood for every one of us. Seaman 3rd Class Rauch proudly served as a Signalman aboard the USS Richard Bull and USS Curtiss in the Pacific Theater. Veteran Rauch’s awards include the American-Asia Commendation, the Aviatic Pacific Commendation and Victory Medal among others. We are honored to stand for this member of the Greatest Generation and true American Hero.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-15-20
Staging Time: 10:30 AM

Baue Funeral Home
3950 West Clay
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Ride Captain:

Tim “Twidget” Grantz
(314) 330-0387
timgrantz@sbcglobal.net

Special Instructions:

10:30AM Ride Meeting
10:45AM Flag Line
11:30AM Service
Escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery – approx. 32 miles, 1:30PM ETA Interment.
Flag Support: Jim “(1) Gun Shy” Kleszczewski.
Please arrive quietly as visitation is in progress.
Current weather forecast for Monday has a high of 84 degrees and sunny – dress accordingly.
Cages always welcome.
Masks and Social Distancing are required within JB Cemetery.
More information about new requirements will be shared at the ride meeting.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Tim Grantz
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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12 Comments To "George Edward Rauch"

#1 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On June 12, 2020 @ 11:08 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
LCDR USN (Ret)

Sailors pray,
for fair winds and a following sea
The smell of salt in the air,
the feel of their skin as it’s touched by the spray
An albatross soaring above,
dolphins in the ship’s wake at play
To witness a work of art that only God can create,
the sunset at the end of day
At night a million stars in the sky,
safe anchorage in an islands lee
When the time comes to die as for all it must,
to awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts
And always there would be,
fair winds and a following sea
By Charles D. Williams

#2 Comment By iceber58 On June 13, 2020 @ 12:01 am

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)

#3 Comment By GrampyBob On June 13, 2020 @ 5:55 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.

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.

#4 Comment By bobsmith On June 13, 2020 @ 7:08 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.

#5 Comment By John Faul On June 13, 2020 @ 7:26 am

I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

#6 Comment By Alan Colvin On June 13, 2020 @ 2:04 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 George 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

#7 Comment By Tim Grantz On June 13, 2020 @ 7:50 pm

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a member of the Greatest Generation and a True American Hero. I have been my honor to be the Patriot Guard Ride Captain for Veteran Rauch. Your Veteran’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

Tim “Twidget” Grantz, USN, YN2
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
Riding in Honor of My Father:
USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII, POW – Rest in Peace

#8 Comment By Billboy On June 14, 2020 @ 10:18 am

My Condolences go out to family and friends of WWII US Navy Veteran, George Edward Rauch may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

#9 Comment By Robert W. White On June 14, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy, WWII Veteran, Seaman 3rd Class George Edward Rauch. 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.
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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)

#10 Comment By Richard Harden On June 14, 2020 @ 5:03 pm

My deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for you and your family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
Thank You Veteran George Rauch for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
Rich “Poor Man” Harden
Patriot Guard Riders

#11 Comment By Ricky Moceri On June 14, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

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

#12 Comment By Jim Kleszczewski On June 14, 2020 @ 8:40 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of Hero Rauch. Thank you for your service to your country Sir. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski