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Honor Mission
William M. Jansen, Veteran
USA – WWII
St. Louis, Missouri – 12-05-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders, at the family’s request, to stand a flag line of honor and respect for fallen “Greatest Generation” member William M. Jansen, 99, and escort him to the Hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. T Sgt Jansen proudly served his country in the United States Army from December 1940 to July 1945 in the Company F 264th Infantry as a Rifleman. His awards include 2 Bronze Stars for his participation in the Northern France and Aleutian Islands Campaigns, and the Good Conduct Medal. Hero Jansen, 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: 12-05-19
Staging Time: 10:45 AM

St. Raphael the Archangel Church
6040 Jamieson Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63109

Ride Captain:

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

Special Instructions:

10:45 AM – Ride meeting followed by a flag line welcoming family and friends.
11:00 AM – Visitation
12:00 PM – Funeral Mass
1:00 PM – Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (7 miles)
1:30 PM – Committal Service and Military Honors.
Current forecast for Thursday is partly cloudy with a high of 51.
Please hydrate much more than believed necessary.
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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December 5
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10 Comments

  1. 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

  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, Tech Sergeant William M. Jansen. 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. From my family to yours we send our deepest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in you time of sorrow.
    Riding in honor of my brother
    Robert j Hill. U.S.M.C
    Riding in honor of my wife’s brother
    Charles b Dupree. U.S.M.C

  4. 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)

  5. My Condolences go out to family and friends of WWII US Army Veteran, William M. Jansen may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  6. 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 WWII 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

  7. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  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. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Hero Jansen. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

  10. 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 William 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

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