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    Elmer L. Withers, Retired, Veteran, USAF - MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 21 Mar 2017

    Elmer L. Withers, Retired, Veteran

    USAF

    MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 21 Mar 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The family of Elmer L. Withers has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders for flag lines at services and honor bikes to participate in the escort for Military Honors. It will be our honor to participate.

    Elmer Withers was a United States Air Force veteran. He served many years in United States Air Force with the 7350th Air Base Group stationed out of Berlin as a Security Police Supervisor. He earned the rank of Technical Sergeant and retired from the Air Force in December, 1970.

    While in the service of his country Elmer earned the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Service Longevity Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Mar 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
    Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary
    8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona - 85255

    Ride Captain:
    Mike "Sully" Sullivan, sullyazpgr@cox.net, 602-751-1694

    Co-Ride Captain: Grady "Tiny" Dillon, grdydillon@yahoo.com, 480-277-7228

    Flag Support: Karen Swanson

    Special Instructions:
    Briefing: 10:50 A.M.

    Flag line immediately following briefing at entrance to the chapel until start of service at 11:30 A.M.

    PGR members will then proceed to the National Cemetery and await the arrival of our Hero's escort.

    At conclusion of service 4 PGR Honor Bikes will participate in the escort of our Hero and his family to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona for Military Honors.

    KSU: Approximate 12:30 P.M. (at discretion of private escort service).

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water will be provided.




    STAGING #2 DETAILS: 21 Mar, 2017

    Staging #2 Time: 12:30 P.M.
    National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Visitor's Center)
    23029 N Cave Creek Road
    Phoenix, Arizona - 85024

    Ride Captain:
    Mike "Sully" Sullivan, sullyazpgr@cox.net, 602-751-1694

    Co-Ride Captain: Grady "Tiny" Dillon, grdydillon@yahoo.com, 480-277-7228

    Flag Support: Karen Swanson

    Special Instructions:
    For all PGR members except Honor bikes, meet Flag Support person at Visitors Center. Flag Line in place at designated shelter for arrival of our Hero's escort.

    Military Honors: 1:00 P.M.


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
    Water will be provided.

    Submitted By: Mike Sullivan
    Position: Assistant State Captain



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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    As we of the United States Navy say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
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    Jacksonville, FL

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    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Air Force (Ret), Viet Nam Era Veteran, Tech Sergeant (TSgt) Elmer L. Withers. 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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    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tech 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    My wife and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of an American hero. We pray that God gives you peace and strength to carry on in this difficult time. We are proud to honor the service this hero unselfishly gave for our great nation.


    Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply.


    Jim Jackson
    Arkansas Ride Captain


    Riding in memory of:
    My father Paul Jackson, US Army WWII
    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI

    My grandfather Neil Garrett, US Army WWI

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    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this fallen hero.
    Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done . Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten
    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


    In memory of :
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    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of TSgt(Ret) Elmer L Withers. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Elmer for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
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    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




    As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day,
    I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
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    I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
    I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home,
    So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone.
    Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me,
    Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
    Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.
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    My Uncle, Harold Hensel, USA, WWII
    My Uncle, Sgt William (Bill) Hensel, USA, WWII

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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. May peaceful moments and cherished memories bring renewed strength for tomorrow. Do not let your heart be troubled. Your faith will keep you strong. We thank this this fallen hero who honorably served our Nation.

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    My wife and I wish to send our sincere condolences for our fallen HERO.
    Thank you for your service.
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    My wife and I offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our departed Hero. We are grateful to this Veteran and this family, for all of the sacrifices that were made to protect us, and preserve our freedoms. May your faith and your fond memories be your guiding light in this time of sorrow.

    I stand....
    In memory of my PGR Brother - Mark Schroeder - March 28, 2016
    In honor of my active duty son - Ben Hirsch - U.S. Navy
    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

    Jeff Hirsch

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    My wife and I offer our condolences to the family and friends of one of America’s heroes. May the stars carry your sadness away; may the flowers fill your heart with beauty.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    Our condolences to the friends and family of our departed 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 the service to this great nation.
    Blaise Johnston
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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
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    Miz. Alice and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, 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. We salute you.
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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Elmer L. Withers, Retired, USAF 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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    Standing for those that stood for us.
    Went to Nam as strangers and came home brothers.
    Riding in memory of my brother James W. Owen USAAC, WWII.

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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

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    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

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