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July 30

Honor Mission
James Leslie Bowman, Retired
USA – Vietnam
Farmington, Missouri – 07-30-21


The family of US Army Vietnam veteran (Retired) Sargent Major James Leslie Bowman ( 70 ) has requested the Patriot Guard Riders for the final mission of their loved one.
James “Jim” served his country for 25 years.  His military career took him all over the world.  In service of the Defense Intelligence Agency he served in United States Embassies in Afghanistan, Belgium, Singapore and the United States.  He earned the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal (8th award) , Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars, NCO Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon Numeral 3, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle and Pistol Badges, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Unit Citation Badge W/ Palm, & National Defense Service Medal W/ 1 Service Star.
After retiring from the Service Jim Worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority as a supervisor for 14 years.  He enjoyed collecting coins and RV camping.

Staging Time: 7:30 a.m.

Cozean Funeral Home
217 W Columbia
Farmington, Missouri 63640

Ride Captain:

Dave ” Rebel” Beck,, 314-330-6974

Special Instructions:

Stage at funeral home 7:30 am
Flag line: 7:45 – 8:30 am
Service 8:30 am.
Immediately following service the PGR will escort to Jefferson Barracks Cemetery ( 62 mi ) for interment with full military honors.
JB Time: 11:30 AM
Weather : 85 ° clear.  Hydrate.  Cages welcome.
Support/flags: Russ “Chief ” Million
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Dave Beck
Position: Missouri State Captain

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4 Responses

  1. 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

  2. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), Vietnam Veteran, Sergeant Major (SGM) James Leslie Bowman. 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 (Corporal), 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)

  3. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One. I pray God will Comfort, Strengthen and Bless each of you as you go through this time of grief.
    I am thankful for SGM. (RET) Bowman’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army and during the Vietnam War. He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten.“ May he rest in Peace.
    USAF 67 – 71

    In Memory :
    Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
    Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

  4. 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)

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