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Honor Mission
Henry Lee Dew, Retired, Veteran
Bastrop, Louisiana – 12-31-19 – 01-01-20


The family of Henry Lee “Hank” Dew has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand for their fallen hero, It will be an honor and privilege to do so.  GNY SGT Dew served Honorably in the US Marine Corps and was at Pearl Harbor during the attack on Dec 7, 1941.  Later he participated in the battle for Midway and made the initial landing at Guadalcanal.  Near the closing days of WWII he joined the First Marine Division on Okinawa for the final 7 weeks of battle there.  Gunnery Sergeant Dew wore 6 battle stars and 12 campaign ribbons.  After leaving the military he worked for Boeing Aircraft where he retired.  He is survived by 26 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews and his daughter Joyce Parker, and sons Lee and Wally.

Staging: 4:00 PM

Golden Funeral Home, 2016 E. Madison Ave Bastrop, LA 71220

Ride Captain:

Mike (Sarge) Keen

Special Instructions:

We will stand a flag line to pay honor and respect to family and friends.Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM, weather is supposed to be nice.

Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-01-20
Staging: 9:00 AM

Graveside service for Mr Dew is scheduled for 10:00 AM, at the Carter Cemetery located South of Bastrop, on Old Monroe Hwy 139 approx 1/4 mile south of Naff St. Bastrop, Louisiana 71220.

Ride Captain:

Mike (Sarge) Keen

Special Instructions:

No escort is to be provided from Golden Funeral Home to the cemetery, per the funeral director.  Everyone is to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.  Ride carefully when entering the cemetery. Flags will be posted at the entrance from Hwy 139.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Michael Keen
Position: Louisiana Ride Captain

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December 31, 2019
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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. Ecclesiastes 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;. Lord we pray for strength for the family as they go through the days ahead. Bind them together in love and comfort them only as you can. Help them to remember the fond and happy memories
    My wife and I wish to offer our deep heartfelt condolences.
    They did their part. Now we will do our very best to honor you.
    Thank you for your service!! God Bless You!!


  3. We have lost another Great American Hero,

    Angie and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It’s with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, 366th SPS, Viet Nam

    In memory of:
    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331st Air Base Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, 9th Inf.,Viet Nam.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMC Korea,

    They were my heroes, I stand for them.

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