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Honor Mission
Scott A. Wirtz, KIA, Veteran
USN – WoT
St. Louis, Missouri – 01-26-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of PO2 Scott Wirtz has requested that we stand tall and silent in a flag line of respect and honor prior to the services for their loved one. It will be our privilege and honor to do so. Hero Wirtz served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy SEAL. He served for 10 years. While serving as a civilian contractor with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Syria he lost his life. For his service he earned and was awarded the SEAL insignia, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon and the Pistol Expert Medal. He was also awarded the Secretary Of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism. Please join me in standing tall, silent and respectful in a flag line of honor for this American Warrior. Stand down Sir; your watch here has been completed. Your next duty station will be to patrol the seas of Heaven. We come to thank you and honor you for your service to our nation. Your service allows us the freedoms we enjoy today. You will never be forgotten. May you only experience Fair Winds and Following Seas!

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-26-19
Staging Time: 11:45 AM

Lambert St. Louis International Airport Southwest Cargo
Cargo City/Cell phone lot (East end of airport complex)
St. Louis, Missouri 63044

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger
rickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

Escort: We will participate in the dignified transfer of Hero Wirtz. Following that we will escort him and his family to the funeral home and dismiss until the visitation.
Weather: Current forecasts calls for Temps in the high 30’s with a 30% chance of snow. Ride safe, ride defensively. Cages welcome! OVER-HYDRATE the night before as well as the morning of this mission. Coffee is not hydration!
Flag Support: TBD
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02-05-19
Staging Time: 2:00 PM

Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home
12444 Olive Blvd
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger
rickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

Flag line for the visitation from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Please come and go as your personal schedule permits.
Extended weather forecast: high 30’s to mid 40’s. Ride safe, ride defensively. Cages welcome!
OVER-HYDRATE the night before as well as the morning of this mission. Coffee is not hydration!
Flag Support: TBD
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 02-06-19
Staging Time: 09:45 AM

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger
rickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

Flag line prior to the Mass of Christian Burial.
Escort: At conclusion of service to hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Slot time is 1:30 PM.
Weather: Extended forecast indicates cloudy with temps in the mid 40’s.
Ride safe, ride defensively. Cages welcome!
OVER-HYDRATE the night before as well as the morning of this mission. Coffee is not hydration!
Flag Support: TBD
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Rick Kroeger
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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January 26
End:
February 6
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9 Comments

  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. 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 the family and friends of PO2 Wirtz . Fair Winds and Following Seas Sailor.

  3. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength. In the difficult days ahead do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

  4. From my family to yours… We pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this hero fighting to keep our freedoms, US Navy veteran, PO2 Scott Wirtz.
    No words, at this time, will make the hurt any less but we pray God will place a comforting hand upon your shoulder to let you know we are all here for you. We are honored that you have asked for the PGR brothers and sisters to help bring this hero to his eternal home. A grateful nation grieves with you in this loss. The service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten.
    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978
    Riding in memory of…
    James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
    SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & Ride Captain

  5. 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)

  6. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy Seal, Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott A. Wirtz. 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
    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, CMCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietman (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, Vietman Era (Twin)

  7. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Navy / WoT / KIA Veteran, Scott A. Wirtz may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  8. 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 of us. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation and the freedoms they protected.

    I stand with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as we honor this warrior. It is my absolute honor to be the Ride Captain for this most important mission.

    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Rick “Curly” Kroeger
    Missouri Deputy State Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    rickkroeger@hotmail.com

    Riding in memory of my Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII and my Uncles: Russ Kroeger, USA WWII, Panama, Ken Kroeger, USAF Korea, Bob Kroeger USA, Korea and Gil Schroeder, USA Korea.

    Riding in honor of my son, SSgt Jason Lee, USAF, Active Duty

    “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~

  9. My family wishes to send our deepest condolences to your family over the loss of your son. Words can’t how grateful we are for your service. Scott was a true American Hero. As the parents of our son, son-in-law and brother who are all former Navy Seals, all I had to do was ask them if they knew your son. My Son-in-law said he had heard of Scott through some of his former Navy Seal brothers and said everyone knew Scott as a Stellar Navy Seal. Just his name brought such respect for the way he lived his life and defended our country. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Thank you…..A true American Hero, US Navy Seal, Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott A. Wirtz. May you rest in peace.

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