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Honor Mission
Gustave W. Sahm, Veteran
USN, ANG
Ballwin, Missouri – 03-01-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and gentlemen of the Patriot Guard the family of Gustave W. Sahm has requested an escort for their loved one to his final resting place within the hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Hero Sahm honorably served in the United States Navy from July 1956 – July 1958 aboard the USS Roberts (DE479).  After his military service Veteran Sahm joined the St. Louis County Police Department where he was a helicopter pilot and detective for his thirty-year career.  Hero Sahm was President of the Police Officer’s Union for seven years during his career. Veteran Sahm found much enjoyment spending time with his family and friends boating on the Mississippi River and Lake of the Ozarks when he was off duty. Mr. Sahm, 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.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-01-21
Staging Time: 11:30 am

Schrader Funeral Home
14960 Manchester Road
Ballwin, Missouri 63021

Ride Captain:

Tim ‘Twidget’ Grantz
(314) 330-0387
timgrantz@sbcglobal.net

Special Instructions:

***THIS IS AN ESCORT ONLY***
11:30AM: Stage and ride meeting.
12:00PM: Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
1:00PM: Committal with full military honors at JBNC.
Flags: Elaine ‘Short Stack’ Martin
Blue Line Flag: Denny Klier.
Mission forecast: Temperatures in the low-50s with 20% chance of rain. Masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home and at JBNC. Hydrate before, during, after mission. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill. Cages always welcome!
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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March 1
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11 Comments

  1. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for United States Navy and STLCPD veteran Sahm’s 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 ”Grampy” 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 Ride Captain
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC Ride Captain

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

  6. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy – US Army National Guard Veteran, Retired Law Enforcement Officer, Gustave W. Sahm. 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)

  7. 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

  8. I pray God will comfort , strengthen and Bless you all as you go through this time of deep sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Sahm’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Navy and then as a LEO (RET) . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten “. May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In Memory :
    Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
    Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

  9. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Navy / ANG Veteran, LEO, Gustave W. Sahm may you rest in peace and may God ne with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  11. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Sahm’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
    Missouri State Ride Captain
    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

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