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Honor Mission
Philip Joseph Kalaf, Veteran
USN – Vietnam
Jefferson City, Missouri – 10-14-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been honored with a request by the family of RM3 (E-4) Philip Joseph Kalaf, U.S. Navy, to stand tall and silent in honor of their loved one.
RM3 Kalaf served his nation with honor in the U.S. Navy serving three tours in Vietnam. During his service he received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.
After proudly serving his country, he returned home where he was employed with Modern Business Systems and Ikon. Phil was Vice President of the Jefferson City Veterans Council for over a decade. He was an active member and post commander for multiple years at the VFW Wyman Baysinger Post 35 and was instrumental in the merge of VFW Wyman Basinger Post 35 and Roy Sone Post 1003.
He also served on the executive committee at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization. Phil was passionate about serving and enhancing the lives of veterans in our community and strongly supported the VFW Honor Guard providing his fellow veterans with the final honors they deserve. Phil was the recipient of many honors including being the first to receive The Missouri Show Me Honor Award, The VFW Lifetime Achievement Award and The Patriot Award.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-14-20
Staging Time: 4:30 pm

Houser-Millard Funeral Directors
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Ride Captain:

Emery “Popeye” Barg
emerybarg@gmail.com
573-745-1098

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 4:30 pm
Visitation is from 5 – 7 pm
We ask that attendees practice appropriate social distancing and safety procedures as recommended by the CDC and local authorities.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 10-15-20
Staging Time: 9:30 am

Houser-Millard Funeral Directors
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Ride Captain:

Emery “Popeye” Barg
emerybarg@gmail.com
573-745-1098
Flag Support:
Cheryl Wallace
rgwclw@gmail.com
573-230-6829

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 9:30 am
Funeral services begin at 10 am, immediately followed by escort to Hawthorn Memorial Gardens for interment with full military honors.
We ask that attendees practice appropriate social distancing and safety procedures as recommended by the CDC and local authorities.
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: David Bledsoe
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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October 14 @ 12:00 am
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October 15 @ 12:00 am
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5 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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 ”Grampy Bob” 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.

  3. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy, Vietnam War Veteran, RM3 Phillip Joseph Kalaf. 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)

  4. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless each of you as you go through this time of sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Kalaf’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Navy and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen ” never forgotten . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67-71
    In God I Trust

  5. Please accept my 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)

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