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
Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
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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