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Honor Mission
Walter F. Fischer, Veteran
USA – WWII
Mehlville, Missouri – 11-12-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect for fallen “Greatest Generation” member Walter F. Fischer, 97, and escort him to the Hallowed Grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. SGT Fischer proudly served his country in the United States Army from March 1943 to January 1946 as a Rifle Instructor, serving in the Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe campaigns. His awards include 3 Bronze Stars for the aforementioned campaigns and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Fischer entered into the United States military at Jefferson Barracks and will find his final resting place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery some 77 years later. Hero Fischer, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your honorable service. Your sacrifices have granted us the freedoms we continue to enjoy to this very day. Thank you and Godspeed.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-12-20
Staging Time: 09:15 AM

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

Ride Captain:

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
jimkl2112@gmail.com
314-956-6899

Special Instructions:

9:15 AM – Ride meeting followed by flag line.
10:00 AM – Funeral Service
10:45 AM – Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
11:00 AM – Committal Service and Military Honors.
We will practice social distancing. If you are not feeling well on the day of the mission, please stay home and pay your distant respects.
Face masks are required inside the funeral home and at JBNC.
Cages always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jim Kleszczewski
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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November 12, 2020
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11 Comments

  1. 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)

  2. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, WWII Veteran, Sergeant Walter F. Fischer. 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)

  3. 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. 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 PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  4. I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless each of you as you go through this time of sorrow .
    I am thankful for Mr. Fischer’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army and during WW II . He is ” Fallen ” never forgotten . May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67-71
    In God I Trust

  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. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for United States Army and “Greatest Generation” veteran Fischer’s military service to our country, and the courage to stand in harm’s way to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties. He shall not be forgotten!
    “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Ride Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    St. Louis, MO

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

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  8. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Fischer’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

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

  10. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “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

  11. 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

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