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Honor Mission
Gerald “Jerry” R. Abbenhaus, Veteran
USA – WWII
St. Louis, Missouri – 11-24-20

 

ABOUT THE MISSION:

1st Lt Gerald “Jerry” R. Abbenhaus, 100, proudly served his country in the United States Army from November 1943 to September 1946, serving in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns with the 26th Infantry 1st US Infantry Division. His decorations include the American Theater Ribbon, 3 Overseas Service Bars, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/3 Bronze Battle Stars, Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), and the Combat Infantry Badge.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-24-20
Staging Time: 11:00 am

Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church
401 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63131

Ride Captain:

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
314-956-6899
jimkl2112@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

11:00 AM – Flag line welcoming family and friends during the visitation
12:00 PM – Funeral Mass / Ride meeting
1:15 PM – Honor Escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (19 mi)
2:00 PM – Committal Service and Military Honors
We will practice social distancing. If you are not feeling well on the day of the mission, please stay home and pay your distant respects. Face masks are required at the Church and at JBNC. Please remember to hydrate. Cages always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

 


Submitted By: Jim Kleszczewski
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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November 24, 2020
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8 Comments

  1. Please accept my 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)

  2. 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.

  3. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, WWII Veteran, 1Lt. Gerald R. Abbenhaus. 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 deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for the family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
    Thank You Veteran Gerald Abbenhaus for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  5. 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

  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 and “Greatest Generation” veteran Abbenhaus’ 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. 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)

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

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