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Honor Mission
John E. Cowgill, Jr., Veteran
USN
St. Charles, Missouri – 05-30-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to honor a revered member of the United States Military.  The family of John E. Cowgill, Jr., has invited us to stand a flag-line of honor and respect.  It will be our honor to do so.  Hero Cowgill served in the United States Navy from March 1953 to February, 1957, earning the rank of E4 and was a Pipe Fitter Third Class, attached to the USS Mauna Loa (AE-8).  FP3 Cowgill was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  Thank you, Mr. Cowgill, from a grateful Nation, your faithful dedication to serve the United States of America is deeply appreciated, and will never be forgotten.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-30-20
Staging: 9:15 AM

Baue Funeral Home
620 Jefferson St. (riders should stage on N 7th Street, heading South, adjacent to the funeral home).
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Baue+Funeral+Home+St.+Charles/@38.78411,-90.4912527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87df2f074045ed33:0xa4689691d1bd73f1!8m2!3d38.78411!4d-90.489064

Ride Captain:

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
joseph1918@aol.com
(636) 577-4767

Special Instructions:

Stage/mission brief: 9:15 AM
Flag-line: 9:30 AM
We will then escort their loved one to his final resting place in the grounds of St. Charles Memorial Gardens, for his final Military Honors.
Interment: 10:30 AM
Weather: forecast is sunny with a high of 75F. 10% chance of rain.  Flags and Support by Mike “Jenke” Jenkins, cages are always welcome.  Remember to hydrate.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Joseph Bilodeau
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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May 30
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11 Comments

  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”GrampyBob”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 PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  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. From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

    Riding in honor of my brother
    Robert J Hill. U.S.M.C
    Riding in honor of my wife’s brother
    Charles B Dupree. U.S.M.C
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy Veteran, FP3 John E. Cowgill, Jr. 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)

  5. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. His service and sacrifice to preserve our freedoms will never be forgotten and for this I am thankful.
    “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

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

  7. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

  8. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved one . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless you all as you go through this time of deep grief .
    I am thankful for Mr. Cowgill’s service and sacrifice for our nation in the US Navy . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Navy Veteran, John E. Cowgill Jr. may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

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