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    CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 14

    This is the final itinerary for the
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    Mission to Honor
    CMSGT DOUGLAS RANDALL MINTON (83)
    US AIR FORCE RETIRED
    TUESDAY APRIL 1, 2014


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    THIS WILL BE A JOINT MISSION BETWEEN N.E. TEXAS AND THE N.W. WEST LOUISIANA PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS.


    Born: OCTOBER 10, 1931
    Deceased: MARCH 28, 2014


    His family has requested that the PGR attend his services. The mission is a 'go' and all contacts have been made. Mr. Minton joined the Air Force during the Korean War, serving in Korea and later in Vietnam as well, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal in 1968. He retired from the Air Force in 1980.

    Escort: 12:45 PM Tuesday, April 1st at the Meadow Funeral Home, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Marshall, Texas 75670. The East Texas Riders have been asked to accompany Mr. Minton and his family from Marshall to Louisiana, where the Louisiana will take over the escort.

    Staging: at the funeral home from 12 noon to 12:30 PM with a riders meeting at 12:30 PM, and KSU at 12:45. All riders must be fueled and ready to roll as far as the Louisiana Exit #3, where we will meet the Louisiana Riders. Anyone wanting to continue to the Northwest Louisiana National Cemetery will be welcome. All new members are requested to sign a PGR Release of Liability prior to Flag Line. Please remain flexible as to the requirements of the mission (SEMPER GUMBY).

    Graveside Services: 2 PM Tuesday, April 1st at the Northwest Louisiana National Cemetery, 7970 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana 71047.


    Map link staging area: http://tinyurl.com/m89jg4u


    Ride Captain: Rickey Wagoner
    Phone: 903-930-3981
    Email Address: rickeyandkelly@yahoo.com
    Weather Report: Hight temp 75 degrees. Remember to hydrate often, including the night before. And also please remember your safety is always our primary concern.

    ALL GROUPS, CLUBS, INDEPENDENTS, ETC. ARE WELCOME. The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The flag line is open to all who wish to participate.

    Stand tall and silent as you honor this fallen veteran and his family. Please ride/drive safely and defensively. And thanks again for your participation.




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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET). I am forever grateful for your service to our country. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. You are a "TRUE AMERICAN HERO". May you Forever Rest in Peace. Stand Down. Your mission is complete.
    DEFINITION OF A VETERAN
    A Veteran - whether Active Duty, Retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life."
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    The service of USAF Korea/Vietnam Veteran CMSgt (Ret) Douglas Randall Minton will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My wife and I wish extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USAF (Ret), Korean/Viet Nam War Veteran, CMSgt Douglas R. Minton. 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.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My Wife and I offer our sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this True American Warrior.

    We stand in spirit with our fellow Patriot Guard Riders as they Honor this Warrior.

    We want to thank you for the sacrifices you made to preserve our nation’s freedom.

    The long nights, lonely days, times of fear, often going unnoticed by those who enjoy the freedom given to us by those who serve.

    May your memories of your loved one give you peace, comfort, and strength.

    A Grateful Nation thanks you for your service and sacrifices for our country. Stand down and rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done

    Bob “GrampyBob” Griffith
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    Ride Captain St. Peters,Mo.

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    Mark D. Griffith
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    Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
    Mural Griffith USN WWII
    Orville Griffith USA WWII
    Sterling Griffith USA WWII
    USASA Vet. Retired LEO "The Officer that may give you a ticket in the morning, is the same Officer that may give their life for you that night"


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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My sincere condolences and prayers to family and friends of CMSgt. Douglas Randall Minton, U.S. Air Force (Retired) / Korean War / Vietnam Veteran. CMSgt. Minton, I am forever grateful for your service to our country. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. You are a "TRUE AMERICAN HERO". May you Forever Rest in Peace.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    Thank you for your service.
    In memory of my husband:
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    I would like to offer my most sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Douglas Randall Minton, USAF

    Though there are no words that can be said that will ease the pain of losing a loved one, please know I am sorry for your loss. And just say, Thank you, Mr. Minton, for your service.

    With time, I am in hopes, the family and friends will find peace again in their hearts.

    Larry Ash
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    American by Birth. Christian by the Grace of God, and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

    “Standing For Those Who Stood For Us” and
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    · My Father and Mother, the most patriotic citizens I know,
    · Second Cousin: Logan Ash, who is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.,
    · Second Cousin: Mathrew Feathers, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army,
    · Second Cousin: Gregory Unger, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy,
    · Good Friend: Kevin Brooks, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army National Guard,
    · My Cousin: Donald “Don” Bender, U.S. Army Captain, Germany (2), Vietnam (RIP).

    Hero Down, Kickstands Up!
    Angel Flight: “Gotta Hero, riding with us tonight!”.

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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My wife and I wish to offer our condolences to the family of this true American Warrior. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice has made this a better place for all of us. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation.

    I stand in spirit with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as they honor this warrior.

    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Rick “Curly” Kroeger
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    Riding in memory of my Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII and my Uncles: Russ Kroeger, USA WWII, Panama, Ken Kroeger, USAF Korea and Gil Schroeder, USA Korea, Charlie Foley, USA WWII, POW

    Riding in honor of my son, SSgt Jason Lee, USAF, Ramstein AFB Germany and my Uncle, Bob Kroeger, USA, Korean War



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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    It's with great sorrow we say goodby to all our great Heros. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in his beliefs. God bless and may he rest in peace.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    May our American Hero and yours, USAF Korea and Vietnam veteran Chief Master Sgt(Ret) Douglas Minton Rest in Honored Eternal Peace.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    Prayers outbound for the family . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET) Veteran. Thank you for your service to our country and may God Bless you and your family in their time of need. Rest in peace your duty here on earth is done.
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    Went to Nam as strangers and came home brothers.
    Riding in memory of my brother James W. Owen USAAC, WWII.

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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this Hero. During these days ahead, please rest in God's comforting arms and His amazing peace .
    God be with you!
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of CMSgt(Ret) Douglas Randall Minton. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    I offer my sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this True American Hero. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten, may you Rest In Peace. Brother.
    Your mission is done, you can stand down now, we have the watch.


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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    Rest easy CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF(Ret).
    Thank you for your service.
    God Bless You and your family.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of hero CMSgt (RET) Douglas Randall Minton. May he forever be at rest in the loving arms of the Lord. We appreciate his brave service defending our freedom. Although he will be missed, he will never be forgotten.

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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My wife and I offer our sincerecondolences to the family and friends of CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton. Thank you for yourservice. "Welcome Home," wewish you eternal rest now with God.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of CMSgt (Ret) Douglas Randall Minton.
    Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. Your valor did not go unnoticed.
    I am forever grateful for your service to our country. May you forever rest in peace. God be with you.
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Douglas Randall Minton, give you peace, comfort and strength…


    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service to our Country and for my Freedom

    You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of.....

    CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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    Re: CMSgt Douglas Randall Minton, USAF (RET), Marshall, TX / Keithville, LA, 01 APR 1

    Our condolences to the friends and family of our fallen hero. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your loss is our loss and we share that burden. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor of his service to this great nation.
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