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Honor Mission
Thomas Jones, Active Duty
USA – WoT
St. Louis, Missouri – 03-05-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Spc Thomas Jones has requested that we stand tall and silent in a flag line of respect and honor during the dignified transfer of his remains back to his loving family as well as his Mass of Christian burial. It will be our privilege and honor to do so.
Hero Jones was an active member of the United States Army and passed away while on active duty.
Staging Time: 2:15 pm
Lambert St. Louis International Airport
Cargo City (East end of the airport complex, Cell Phone lot 2)
St. Louis, Missouri 63145

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger
rickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

Escort: After the dignified transfer we will escort our Hero and his family to Kutis Funeral Home, Affton, MO
Weather: Current forecasts calls for temps in the mid 20’s.
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: 03-08-19
Staging Time: 8:00 am

Kutis Funeral Home (Affton location)
10151 Gravois
Affton, Missouri 63123

Ride Captain:

Rick “Curly” Kroeger r
ickkroeger@hotmail.com
314.954.3060

Special Instructions:

Escort: We will escort our Hero and his family to St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial.
Services commencing at 10:00 am.
At the conclusion of services we will escort our hero back to Kutis Funeral Home.
Burial will be at a later date.
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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14 Comments

  1. My Family and a Grateful Nation, Thanks your loved one for their service and sacrifices they have made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. We Stand in Spirit with the Patriot Guard Riders as they Honor this Warrior. 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 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 PGR Brother/Ride Captain
    Sfc. Mark Schroeder USANG {Ret} 3/28/16

  2. 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)

  3. My Condolences go out to family and friends of Active Duty US Army WoT, Thomas Jones may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. To the family and friends of this true American hero, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done. A grateful nation thanks you.

    Rest in Peace.

    Sgt. Ron “Pete” Peterson
    United States Marine Corps 1969-1972

  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. From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this active duty 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 & Ride Captain

  9. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. It is our honor to stand silently and with respect for him. We are forever grateful for his love and dedication to this great Nation. May he rest in peace.

    Mark Cobra Birmingham, TSgt, Ret.
    USAF Security Police 73-93
    Ride Captain PGR

    Riding in memory:
    James A. Birmingham, TEC-5, US Army, YN3 US Navy, WWII
    Wilhelmina M. Birmingham, HA1, US Navy, WWII
    Joseph F. Melenbrink, MOMM3, US Navy, WWII
    Ralph H. Martin, PFC, US Army, WWII
    James L. Etling Jr., PFC, US Army, Vietnam
    Mark K. Dopson, TSgt, US Air Force, Vietnam

    Riding in support:
    Jordan C. Birmingham, LCpl, US Marines, Iraq

  10. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. His service and sacrifice to preserve our freedoms will never be forgotten and for this I am thankful.
    ‘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
    Missouri State Chaplain
    Patriot Guard Riders

  11. 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.

  12. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Specialist Thomas Jones. 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
    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)

  13. 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. Further, it is my absolute honor to be assigned the duty of Ride Captain for this most important mission.

    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
    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~

  14. During my final assignment while in the Corps, I was stationed in DC and part of my duties included escorting the bereaved families of
    members of our military during the ceremonies of being laid to rest at Arlington. It was never easy, always a challenge but our “heroes”
    deserved nothing less than pageantry and respect. Thank you for remembering that.
    Gordie Howell

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