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    Michael Gerald Finizia, Veteran, USA - Bartlett, Tennessee - 20 Mar 2017

    Michael Gerald Finizia, Veteran

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    Bartlett, Tennessee - 20 Mar 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Our great State of Tennessee and the people of Bartlett have lost another Veteran Hero… Michael Gerald Finizia, 85, of Bartlett, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Michael honorably served his country in the United States Army from October 1949 until May 1952. Mr. Finizia’s daughter; has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor her father and the family.



    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 Mar 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 3:45 P.M.
    Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens
    3700 North Germantown Parkway
    Bartlett, Tennessee - 38133
    https://goo.gl/maps/wU5LxzWL37Q2


    Ride Captain:
    Johnny Rivera
    jr1884519@gmail.com
    901-488-7537

    RC-IT: Pete Thedford
    thedford15@gamail.com
    901-568-0962


    Special Instructions:
    VISITATION: 4 – 6 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017. PGR will provide a US Flag line during visitation prior to the Memorial Service

    WEATHER: MON 20 MAR, SUNNY, 79° PRECIP 10%, WIND, SSW AT 17MPH


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.




    Submitted By: Johnny Rivera
    Position: Assistant State Captain



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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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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 Army, Korean War Era Veteran, Michael Gerald Finizia. 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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    Assistant State Captain SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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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
    LCDR USNR(RET)
    Florida Assistant State Captain
    Jacksonville, FL

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    USS Flatley (FFG-21)
    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
    USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44)
    USNR Retired

    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
    Uncle
    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    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 Michael Gerald Finizia, USA 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.
    Lamar SpeedyO Owen
    Vietnam 1967-1968
    U.S. Army
    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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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
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    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    May God's peace envelope your lives and bring you great comfort like only He can. My wife and I offer our condolences on your loss.
    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.


    Ron "Smokey" Wasmuth
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    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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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
    SW Ga RC

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to: "The United States of America" for any amount, up to and including my life".

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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 Joan and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends for the loss of your loved one Army veteran Michael Finizia. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifice and service to our country will never be forgotten. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor and respect for the years of service to our great nation. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace as their mission is now complete. I salute your HERO
    Byron "Gimpy" Hall
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    Retired Chief Petty Officer
    U.S. Navy 1965 - 1985
    American Legion Post #304

    "Standing for those who stood for us"

    "There can be no greater honor, than to serve for one's country"

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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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    A Grateful Nation Thanks You for your service and sacrifices you have made to preserve our Country'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.

    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.

    Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly.
    Leave the rest to God. Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can not heal. God Bless!

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
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    Retired Lt. LEO.
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo

    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 II
    Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW II
    Sterling Griffith U.S. Army 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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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Michael Gerald Finizia. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Michael for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
    If you are going to worry then don't pray...
    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
    Jeremiah 29:11

    Live simply. Love generously.
    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
    crawleydawg@windstream.net
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    It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.


    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten.


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


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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 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.
    I hear you when you're laughing, and watch you while you sleep,
    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.
    Rev. Rick Hensel
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    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
    In memory of:
    My Father, Frederick (Red) Hensel Sr., NY National Guard
    My Cousin, Richard Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
    My Uncle, Donald Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Uncle, Harold Hensel, USA, WWII
    My Uncle, Sgt William (Bill) Hensel, USA, WWII

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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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    RJ Shoemaker
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    It is with the utmost respect that I offer my condolences to the family of a true American Hero. May you rest in the knowledge that your duty was well done and you have the gratitude of an entire nation for your sacrifice and your service. I know that you will now be in the company of your fellow veterans who have gone before you and who will welcome you at Heaven’s Gate upon your arrival. Stand down now and know that we will carry on your legacy of freedom for all our citizens. To your family and friends I ask that God comfort them now in their time of despair and remain with them as they adjust to their loss.
    Rick “Claus” Hyman
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    Vietnam 1967-68
    Blue Star Dad & G'Dad

    I am Standing the Line for those Patriots who came before us and those yet to come.

    “But to the hero, when his sword
    Has won the battle for the free,
    Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
    And in its hollow tones are heard
    The thanks of millions yet to be”.

    I ride in honor of my Dad, Sgt. Warren G. Hyman, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Regiment, Co. K, 6th Marine’s, WWII; my Son, Maj. Richard W. Hyman, Jr., USAF and Grandson A.J. Hyman-Whalen, USMC, both are currently defending our freedom.

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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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    Please accept my families heart felt condolences and prayers for the family of Michael Gerald Finizia, Veteran. We are honored by his service to our great nation.
    May he rest in eternal peace. He will not be forgotten.
    David Pilgrim
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    US ARMY 01-1974 to 01-1981

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    There is discipline In a soldier you can see it when he walks
    There is honor in a soldier you can hear it when he talks
    There is courage in a soldier you can see it in his eyes.
    There is loyalty in a soldier that he will not compromise.
    There is something in a soldier that makes him stand apart
    There is strength in a soldier that beats in his heart.
    A soldier is not a title any man can be hired to do.
    A soldier is the sole of that man buried deep inside.
    A soldier is always a soldier even when he sleeps.
    It is that oath he took that he forever keeps.

    Today we lay to rest another hero. A hero for serving his country and a hero for everything he stood for. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

    I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends for your loss of another American Hero

    J Thomas, Retired, U. S Army
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    Raymond John Thomas, U.S. Air Force WWI Veteran

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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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    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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    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

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

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    Here be a DRAGON...from HOUSTON, TEXAS.

    FREE MEN OWN GUNS, SLAVES DO NOT!

    ENGLISH by birth, AMERICAN by choice, SOUTHERN by the grace of God.

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