Oscar A. Mater Jr., Veteran
USMC, USN -, WWII, Korea
Fenton, Missouri – 06-21-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag line of honor and respect for fallen “Greatest Generation” member Oscar A. Mater Jr., 98, and escort him to the Hallowed Grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors.
Seaman First Class Mater proudly served his country in the United States Navy from April 1942 to January 1946, serving aboard several naval vessels including the USS Henley, USS LST-464, USS Castle Rock, and the USS Antietam. Mr. Mater then was called to serve in the United States Marine Corps, serving from February 1948 to October 1952 where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. His awards include the American Area Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 3*, the Navy Occupation Medal with Asia Clasp, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3*, Presidential Unit Citation with 1*, United Nations Ribbon, and the Purple Heart.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-21-21
Staging Time: 9:00 a.m.
Jay B. Smith Funeral Home, Fenton Chapel
777 Oakwood Dr. (at Hwy 141)
Fenton, Missouri 63026
Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski, 314-956-6899, email@example.com
9:00 am – Ride meeting followed by flag line welcoming family and friends
9:45 am – Funeral service
11:00 am – Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (11 mi)
11:30 am – Committal service and Military Honors
Please remember to hydrate much more than believed necessary. Cages always welcome!
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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