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Honor Mission
William Jerry West, Veteran
USA, USAR – Vietnam
Jefferson City, Missouri – 07-06-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of U.S. Army veteran William Jerry West has respectfully requested the Patriot Guard to escort their loved one to his final resting place.  Mr. West served in the US Army from September 1961 until September 1964.  At that time he transferred to the Army Reserves until his separation in September 1967.  While in the service he attained the rank of SP5 (E-5) and was assigned to Co B 3rd Engr Bn (Inf Div) USARSEVEN as a construction machine operator.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-06-20
Staging Time: 5:15 pm

HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors
2613 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Ride Captain:

Mark “Cobra” Birmingham
amd6193@embarqmail.com
573-230-5611

Special Instructions:

Arrive with a full tank of gas; this is an escort only to Lake Ozark Racetrack, Eldon, MO.  Upon arrival at the racetrack, full military honors will be rendered.  Weather is forecasted for mostly sunny , temp of 91F, winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.  Cages are always welcome.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Mark Cobra Birmingham
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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July 6
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11 Comments

  1. 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
    Michael D. Blake, PFC, US Army
    Mark K. Schroeder, SFC, US Army, Vietnam

    Riding in support:
    Jordan C. Birmingham, Cpl, US Marines

  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. 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 time of grief .
    I am thankful for Mr. West’s service and sacrifice for our nation in the US Army and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen ” Never Forgotten . RIP
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In God I Trust

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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 War Veteran, Specialist Five (SP5) William Jerry West. 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)

  7. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army / USAR Vietnam Veteran, William Jerry West may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  8. 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)

  9. 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

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

  11. Our sincere condolences go out to your family at the loss of Jerry. My husband worked with him at Riley’s. We are grateful and humbled by his service to our great nation. May God welcome him to his heavenly home.

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