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Honor Mission
Richard Leland Gruver, Veteran
USN, USNR – WWII
Springfield, Missouri – 10-05-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of USNR, Aviation Cadet (ACAD) Richard Leland “Dick” Gruver has honored the Patriot Guard Riders with a request to provide an escort from the Greenlawn South Funeral Home to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery and stand a flag line at his committal service where full military honors will be rendered.  Hero Gruver was born June 13, 1925, in Waterloo, Iowa, graduated from Peoria High School and Brigham Young University, and was a United States Navy and Merchant Marines Veteran.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-05-20
Staging Time: 11:45 am

Greenlawn South Funeral Home
400 W. Battlefield
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Ride Captain:

Steve Simko
(210) 621-8623
csimkosteve0@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

STAGE: 11:45 am.
BRIEF: 12:00 pm
FINAL SALUTE: 12:20 pm
ESCORT: 12:30 pm
COMMITTAL SERVICE: 1:00 pm Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood, Springfield, MO 65807.  WEATHER FORECAST: 57˚ and 0% chance of precipitation, wind 7 mph.
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: steve simko
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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October 5
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8 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 – US Naval Reserve – Merchant Marine, WWII Veteran, Richard LeLand Gruver. 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 ACDA. Gruver’s service and sacrifice for our country in the USNR / US Navy / Merchant Marines and during WW II . He is ” Fallen ” never forgotten . 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)

  6. 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)

    Sailors pray,
    for fair winds and a following sea
    The smell of salt in the air,
    the feel of their skin as it’s touched by the spray
    An albatross soaring above,
    dolphins in the ship’s wake at play
    To witness a work of art that only God can create,
    the sunset at the end of day
    At night a million stars in the sky,
    safe anchorage in an islands lee
    When the time comes to die as for all it must,
    to awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts
    And always there would be,
    fair winds and a following sea
    By Charles D. Williams

  7. My Condolences go out to family and friends of WWII US Navy / USNR Veteran, Richard Leland Gruver may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  8. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “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

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