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Honor Mission
Reginald “Reggie” Gladney, Retired
Overland, Missouri – 08-07-20


It is a most distinct honor and a privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force Veteran Reginald “Reggie” Gladney, 56, and escort him to the Hallowed Grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. TSgt Gladney proudly served his country for over 21 years, concluding his military service with the Air National Guard of Missouri. His numerous awards include the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/2*), Certificate of Appreciation, Letter of Appreciation, Good Conduct Medal (w/2*), National Defense Service Medal (w/2*), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2*), Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Pistol Marksman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Stars, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, AF Overseas Ribbon Short with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 Service Stars, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, AF Longevity Service with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ Device, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 Hourglass, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle), AF Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Missouri Commendation Ribbon with 2 devices, Missouri NG Expeditionary Ribbon and the Missouri NG Recruiting & Retention Ribbon with 1 device. After his Service in the military, Reggie worked at the St. Louis Sheriff’s Department, and security for 17+ years with the St. Louis Blues Organization. He also provided mentorship and leadership in many youth and other organizations, including the JROTC. Hero Gladney, 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.

Staging Time: 08:45 AM

Ortmann Funeral Home
9222 Lackland Road
Overland, Missouri 63114

Ride Captain:

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

Special Instructions:

R.E.D. Shirt Friday
8:45 AM – Flag line welcoming family and friends
9:30 AM – Funeral Service
9:40 AM – Ride Meeting
10:45 AM – Honor Escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (26 mi)
11:30 AM – Committal Service and Military Honors
Current forecast for Friday is partly sunny with a high of 83. We will practice social distancing.
If you are not feeling well on the day of the mission please stay home and pay your distant respects.
Face masks are required inside the funeral home and at JBNC.
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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August 7, 2020
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  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.

    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. 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 grief .
    I am thankful for TSgt. (RET) Gladney’s service to and sacrifice for our nation in the US Army / Marine Corps / Air Force and ANG and during the GW/ODS and Global War on Terror . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten . RIP
    USAF 67 – 71
    In God I Trust

  3. 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)

  4. My Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) US Army / USMC / USAF / ANG GW/ODS WoT Veteran, Reginald “Reggie” Gladney may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  5. 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

  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 Military veteran Reginald Gladney 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. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. I knew Reggie well. He and I served in the Air National Guard together as members of the 131SFS. We spent a lot of time working the gates and the flight line on base. We also trained and went on TDY’s together. Simply put, Reggie was a larger than life kind of guy. HUGE smile, LOUD laugh, wherever he went his presence was known and he lit up a room. He was by far one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. I also knew Reggie from the St. Louis Sheriff’s office and security at the Hollywood Amphitheatre. Him and that cowboy hat was a trademark of Reggie all in it’s own. Reggie also was blessed with a servants heart. His life is a testament that there wasn’t a person he wouldn’t help. His service to his country, his family, his community and to any stranger he might meet are just amazing. Our world is a better place having Reggie for the time God allowed us to. As a veteran, his 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. Although we’ve lost Reggie, I look forward to seeing him again in heaven with that big smile and loud laugh (and most likely that cowboy hat). I pray God gives you strength and peace during these difficult times.

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

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

    Tim “Twidget” 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

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  10. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army – USMC – USAF – Air National Guard (Ret), Tech Sergeant Reginald Gladney. 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)

  11. 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)

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

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