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Honor Mission
Kevin Thomas O’Brien, Veteran
USA
Richmond Heights, Missouri – 02-06-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

United States Army veteran Kevin Thomas O’Brien, 71, proudly served his country from 1971 to 1973. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Hero O’Brien, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your honorable service. Your sacrifices have granted us the freedoms we continue to enjoy to this very day. Thank you and Godspeed.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-06-20
Staging Time: 8:45am

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church
7230 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117

Ride Captain:

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
314-956-6899  jimkl2112@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

8:45 AM – Ride meeting followed by flag line
9:00 AM – Visitation
10:00 AM – Mass
Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
12:30 PM – Committal Service and Military Honors
Current forecast has a high of 34 with a chance of snow.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jim Kleszczewski
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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February 6
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13 Comments

  1. 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)

  2. 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 very difficult time .
    I am thankful for Mr. O’Brien’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF
    67-71
    In God I Trust
    ” Remember for every 1 mile of road there are 2 miles of ditch ” Unknown

  3. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. 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 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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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 & RC
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  7. 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)

  8. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Vietnam Era Veteran, Kevin Thomas O’Brien. 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)

  9. Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Our most sincere condolences.

  10. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and family for the loss of your loved one. We are thankful for all military men and women, both from the past and present, for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country. Our remembrance as well as paying honor to all veterans is a timely reminder that our freedom and blessed way of life was purchased at a high cost and shouldn’t be taken for granted. I pray that God grants you comfort and peace throughout your difficult times.

    Dave “Z-man” Zambruski
    USAF 1982-2014 (retired)
    MHPD 1994-2019 (retired)

  11. 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

  12. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Hero O’Brien. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  13. It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Kevin for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
    Al Colvin
    Old Army Viet Vet

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