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Honor Mission
Wayne M. Koch, Retired, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Potosi, Missouri – 02-22-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Family of US Army, Vietnam Veteran, SP4 Wayne Matthew Koch (71) has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard for the final Mission of their loved one. SP4 Koch served his country from June ’70 to May of ’71 having been placed on a Permanent Disability Retired List after being wounded after 1 month / 27 days in Vietnam. He had earned the Purple Heart / Vietnam Service Medal / Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60 / National Defense Service Medal / Combat Infantryman Badge / Expert (Hand Grenade) & Sharpshooter (Rifle M-16).

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-22-21
Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Moore Funeral Home
105 Clark Street
Potosi, Missouri 63664

Ride Captain:

RCIC / FLAGS. Al “Big Al” Hopson
glastron35@gmail.com

Special Instructions:

Staging: 9:00 am.
Flag line Visitation: 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Transfer: St. James Catholic Church across the street of Funeral Home. (N. Missouri Ave.) for 10:00am Mass. (9:45 am.)
Honor Escort to the Koch Family Cemetery ((approx. 13 mi.) for Interment with Full Military Honors.
Weather Pred: 49* / Mostly Sunny / 7% Chance of Precip.
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: S. Roger “Goose” Dollinger, RC.
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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February 22
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7 Comments

  1. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), Vietnam Veteran, Specialist Four (SP4) Wayne M. Koch. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  6. 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

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