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Honor Mission
Lantham W. Dodson
USA, WoT
Des Peres, Missouri – 06-29-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been requested by the family to stand a Flag Line of honor for Lantham W. Dodson. Major Dodson served in the United States Army and first deployed at CheckPoint Charlie in Berlin as a military police officer. He was there long enough to see the fall of the Berlin Wall. Other deployments included Afghanistan, Iraq, and Turkey. A grateful nation thanks Major Dodson for his courage to serve his country and to preserve and protect the freedoms and liberties we enjoy to this day. It is an honor to stand for you today, as you once stood for all of us. Major Dodson will be laid to rest at a later date in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-29-20
Staging Time: 9:30 am

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
12345 Manchester Rd.
Des Peres, Missouri 63131

Ride Captain:

John Weberweber
314.504.1150
Flag Support-TBD

Special Instructions:

9:30 am – Ride Meeting with Flag Line to follow
9:45 am  – Immediate Family Arrival
11:00 am – Public welcomed for funeral service
12:15 pm – Approximate dismissal
This is a Flag Line Only- No Escort. Please carry a mask and practice proper social distances as per CDC guidelines.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: John Weber
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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June 29
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13 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”El Rod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  2. 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 Dodson for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  3. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army WoT Veteran, Lantham W. Dobson may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  4. 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

  5. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Their dedication and service to our country will never be forgotten. It is veterans like them that allow us our freedoms and blessed way of life. Rest assured that every veteran feels the loss of one of our own. I pray God gives you strength and peace during these difficult times.
    Dave “Z-man” Zambruski

    USAF (ret) 1982-2014
    MHPD (ret) 1994-2019

  6. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. A grateful Nation thanks United States Army Major Lantham W. Dodson for his service to our country. It is an honor to stand for you today, as you once stood for all of us.
    My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Missouri Ride Captain-STL
    Patriot Guard Riders

  7. 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 Lantham 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

  8. 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

  9. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army Veteran, Major (MAJ) Lantham W. Dodson. 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.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    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)

  10. 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)

  11. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of Hero Dodson. Thank you for your service to your country Sir. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  12. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of this American Veteran. May you find comfort in knowing that their service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. We are truly grateful for their service. I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders in honoring this hero. They are now in audience with the Angels watching over us. He earned his place of Honor in our world and is now an Angel.

    Mike “Jenky” Jenkins,
    Ride Captain/Flag Support
    St Louis Mo Patriot Guard

    In memory of:
    Kenneth E. Jenkins, USA, Father
    Claude E. Jenkins, USA, WWII, Grandfather
    Carl E. Jenkins, USA, USN, WWII, Uncle

  13. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Your Veteran’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Hero Dodson your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

    Tim Grantz, USN, YN2
    USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
    Riding in Honor of My Father:
    USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII, POW – Rest in Peace

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