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Vernon Leroy Runyon

Honor Mission
Vernon Leroy Runyon, Veteran
USA – Korea
Kansas City, Missouri – 03-16-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family has requested the PGR to escort CPL Runyon from Floral Hills Funeral Home to Higginsville State Veterans Cemetery. We did the memorial service for CPL Runyon back on January 22nd, 2020. This mission is escort only.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-16-20
Staging Time: 10:15 AM

Floral Hills Funeral Home
7000 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64133

Ride Captain:

Chris Wilson
816.332.8070
chris@littlebluelawncare.com

Special Instructions:

Staging: 10:15 AM
Ride Meeting: 10:30 AM
Escort to Higginsville: 10:45 AM
Interment: 12:00 PM
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: Chris Wilson
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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11 Comments To "Vernon Leroy Runyon"

#1 Comment By bobsmith On March 12, 2020 @ 8:18 am

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 Comment By GrampyBob On March 12, 2020 @ 10:05 am

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”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 1/05/2009 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

Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

#3 Comment By Neil Hill On March 12, 2020 @ 11:13 am

From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this US Army and Korea 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

#4 Comment By Al Colvin On March 12, 2020 @ 1:52 pm

It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Vernon for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
Al Colvin
Old Army Viet Vet

#5 Comment By John Faul On March 12, 2020 @ 6:42 pm

I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for Vernon Runyon. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring the family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

#6 Comment By Ricky Moceri On March 12, 2020 @ 6:54 pm

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
State Chaplain
Patriot Guard Riders
Missouri

#7 Comment By iceber58 On March 12, 2020 @ 11:15 pm

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)

#8 Comment By Billboy On March 13, 2020 @ 6:01 am

My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Korea Veteran, Vernon Leroy Runyon may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

#9 Comment By Billie Hill On March 13, 2020 @ 6:22 am

From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

#10 Comment By bobbybreuer On March 14, 2020 @ 12:56 am

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 Mr. Runyon’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army during the Korean War . 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

#11 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On March 15, 2020 @ 12:32 pm

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)