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    Carl E. Smith, USA - Grayson, Kentucky - 21 Mar 2017

    Carl E. Smith, Retired

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    Grayson, Kentucky - 21 Mar 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The family of Carl E. Smith, 71, LTC, US Army veteran, has invited the Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders to stand in his honor. Mr. Smith was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. He also served on active duty from 1969 to 1999. During his life, Mr. Smith was a social worker, and loved to play golf in his leisure time. He most recently worked for AMEDD Center and School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The following arrangements have been made...

    We will escort Mr. Smith to his final resting place at the Smith-Claxon Cemetery directly following the funeral service, where he will receive full military honors.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Mar 2017


    Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
    McDonald's
    751 Carol Malone Blvd
    Grayson, Kentucky - 41143

    Ride Captain:
    Ed Hicks and Charlie French
    Tom Epperly
    606.571.9022


    Special Instructions:
    Briefing will be given just prior to KSU. KSU at 9:45 am.
    DAY/DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    PLACE: Malone Funeral Home, 325 Malone Lane, Grayson, KY 41143
    TIME: 11:00 am

    Please bring your 3’x5’ American flags, if you don't have a flag, one will be provided. Arrive hydrated, and dress according to the weather conditions.


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    Submitted By: Thomas Epperly
    Position: Assistant State Captain




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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
    RC Ohio District 5

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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
    US Marine 1979-1982
    John 3:16

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    My wife and I offer our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and strength during this time of loss. Peace be with you.
    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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    Rest In Peace Sir.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Thank You my Brother in Arms for your service to our nation spanning decades. May your family find peace and comfort with the memories developed over the years. May you, thru the mercy of God, rest in eternal Peace.

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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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    Montgomery City, Mo

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    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran

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    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 wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), LTC Carl E. Smith. 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.







    ​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)



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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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    Florida Assistant State Captain
    Jacksonville, FL

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    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
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    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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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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    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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    A hero has fallen. It is time for us to mourn their passing, secure in the
    knowledge that their service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We mourn
    with their family and friends, knowing that they will find peace in the arms
    of the Lord.
    Hero, your watch is done. We now have the watch.


    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten.


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


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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.
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    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
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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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    Ride Captain kbell's Avatar
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of LTC(Ret) Carl E Smith. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Carl 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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    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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    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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    Ride Captain hdu's Avatar
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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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    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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    ENGLISH by birth, AMERICAN by choice, SOUTHERN by the grace of God.

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