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Honor Mission
Richard M. Thevel, Retired, Veteran
USA, USAR – Vietnam, WoT
St. Louis, Missouri – 11-04-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Please join us in standing for Ret. Colonel Richard Thevel, just as he once stood for every one of us.  Mr. Thevel served in the United States Army.  In addition to protecting his country and preserving its freedoms, hero Thevel earned Colonel status, as well as achieving numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Award (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (3rd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Army Retired Lapel Button.  Thank you, Mr. Thevel, from a grateful nation.  Your dedicated service to the United States of America will never be forgotten.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-04-19
Staging Time:  9:00am

Kutis – South County Chapel
5255 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63129

Ride Captain:

Jeff ‘Tattoo’ Hirsch
jeff.stlpgr@gmail.com
Flags / Support – Denny ‘Dutchman’ Eads

Special Instructions:

09:00 am – Staging w/ flag line to follow
10:00 am – Funeral Service
10:30 am – Honor escort (4 miles) to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where hero Thevel will receive full military honors.  Cages are always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jeff Hirsch
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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Date:
November 4, 2019
Time:
12:00 am
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10 Comments

  1. When we lose a loved one one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.
    Our most sincere condolences to you.

  2. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace,your mission is complete.
    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.
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo.
    Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
    Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2010 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

  3. I wish to offer my condolences to the family of this true American Warrior. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice has made this a better place for all. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation.

    I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as we honor this warrior.
    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Rick “Curly” Kroeger
    Flag Patriot
    rickkroeger@hotmail.com

    Riding in memory of:
    My Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII,
    Uncles: Russ Kroeger, USA WWII, Panama,
    Ken Kroeger, USAF Korea
    Bob Kroeger, USA Korea
    Gil Schroeder, USA Korea
    Cpl. Charles Foley, USA, POW, WII
    SFC Mark Schroeder, USANG (Ret) AD 28 MAR 16 PGR Brother and friend

    Riding in honor of:
    Uncle, Mike Kroeger, USN, Korea

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”
    ~Thomas Jefferson~

    “Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived”
    ~George S. Patton~

  4. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), Vietnam War Veteran, Colonel (Col) Richard M. Thevel. 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

  5. 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 very difficult time .
    I am thankful for Col. (RET) Thevel’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army during the Vietnam war and the Global War On Terror . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF
    67-71
    In God I Trust
    ” Remember for every 1 mile of road there are 2 miles of ditch ” Unknown

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. My wife and I offer our condolences to your family for this American Veteran. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice will not be forgotten. I am truly grateful for their service. I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders in honoring this hero.

    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 –

  9. From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this retired US Army veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978
    Riding in memory of…
    James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
    SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & RC
    Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
    Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

  10. My Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) US Army / USAR Vietnam WoT Veteran, Richard M. Thevel may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

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