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Honor Mission
Jimmy Coates Leon, Veteran
USA
Springfield, Missouri – 03-06-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Hero Coates served ten years honorably and with pride earning the rank of Sergeant. He served from September 1984 to August 1995. Hero Coates was trained as an armor crewman on both the M60 and M1 tanks. During his service he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), and Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Pistol Bar. Hero Coates also attended the Small Arms Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, NBC Defense Course, Combat Lifesavers Course and Bus Driver Course. The hero’s last duty assignment was with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Hood Texas.
Hero Coates was born on March 23, 1965, in Topeka, Kansas, to Jimmy Leon and Jon Marie (Best) Coates. He attended school at Potomac Senior High School in Prince William County Schools in Virginia, as well as college at Saint Leo University where he completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He loved spending time with his pets, Sierra and Shadow, who precede him in death.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-06-19
Staging Time: 10:00 a.m.

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, MO 65807

Ride Captain:

Robert Willis
(573) 248-6000
Fxdx01@hotmail.com

Special Instructions:

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: Robert Willis
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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March 6
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6 Comments

  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 sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army Veteran, Sergeant Jimmy Coates Leon. 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
    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, CMCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietman (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, Vietman Era (Twin)

  3. My Family and a Grateful Nation, Thanks your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. We Stand in Spirit with the Patriot Guard Riders as they 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.

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
    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. From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this US Army veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978
    Riding in memory of…
    James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
    SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & Ride Captain

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

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