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Honor Mission
Thomas L. Cunningham, Sr., Veteran
USA – USAR , Vietnam
Mehlville, Missouri – 03-01-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the family of Thomas L. Cunningham, to stand a flag-line and escort their loved one to his final resting place.  SGT(T) Cunningham served in the United States Army from November of 1969 until his honorable discharge from the United States Army Reserve in November of 1973. Hero Cunningham earned the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Bronze Star Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; as well as Sharpshooter (M-14); Expert (M-60); and First Class Gunner (M-16).  A grateful nation thanks Vietnam veteran Cunningham for his service to our country and the courage to “stand in harms way” to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties! We are honored to “Stand for You Today”, as you once “Stood for All of Us!

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-01-21
Staging: 12:30 PM

Kutis Funeral Home-South County Chapel
5255 Lemay Ferry Road
Mehlville, Missouri 63129

Ride Captain:

John Weber
314.504.1150
weberjj@sbcglobal.net

Special Instructions:

Flag-line: 12:30 PM
Service: 1:00 PM
Ride-brief: 1:10 PM
Honors: 2:00 PM, JBNC with full military honors.
Masks required at FH and JBNC
Forecast: Sunny with temps ranging from 40-50 degrees, travel/dress accordingly, cages always welcome.
Flag Support- Mike “Rocko” Rockwell
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: John Weber
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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March 1
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9 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” 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 Ride Captain
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC Ride Captain

  3. 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)

  4. I am so 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 deep sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Cunningham’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten “. May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In Memory :
    Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
    Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

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

  7. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army – US Army Reserve), Vietnam Veteran, Sergeant Thomas L. Cunningham, Sr. 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)

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  9. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Cunningham’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
    Missouri State Ride Captain
    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

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