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Honor Mission
Hans Erik Ressdorf, Veteran
Springfield, Missouri – 03-08-19


The Patriot Guard Riders have been honored with a request from the family of SSG Ressadorf (Ret) for a flag line, a final salute and an escort to his final resting place at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Springfield, MO., where we will stand a flag line while full military honors are rendered. Hero Ressdorf joined the USAF after graduating from Kickapoo HS in Springfield and proudly served 3 years before taking a break from the service where he worked as a truck driver. After 9/11, hero Ressdorf re-enlisted in the US Army where he served as a military policeman for 5 years, including 2 tours in Iraq, achieving the rank of SSG before being medically retired in 2012 after receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the WoT. Hero Ressdorf received numerous medals and awards before his retirement. Hero Ressdorf enjoyed hunting deer, riding motorcycles, fast cars and college football.

Staging Time: 11:30

Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E, Seminole (approx 2 blocks east of the National Cemetery)
Springfield, Missouri

Ride Captain:

Rick Starkey, RCIT
(417) 533-4845

Special Instructions:

STAGE: 11:30a
BRIEF: 11:45a with Flag line following
ESCORT: 1:30p from Gorman-Scharpf to MVC, 5201 S. Southwood, Spg, MO.
WEATHER FORECAST: 44° and 0% chance of precipitation
NOTE: After completion of this mission we have the retirement reception for one of our local PGR members, Shawn Dery, who is retiring from the US Navy. Shawn’s actual retirement ceremony is at the US Army Reserve Center, 1100 N. Fremont at 1:00p, with a reception in Rogersville after the ceremony. We will ride as a group from this mission to Rogersville to honor our retiring brother and partake in food and fun. Further details provided at the briefing.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Kent McGregor
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. 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. 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.

    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. 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.

  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. 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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