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    Gary Bunner , Veteran, USA - Vietnam, St Marys, West Virginia - 20 Jun 2017*

    Gary Bunner, Veteran

    USA - Vietnam

    St Marys, West Virginia - 20 Jun 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT Gary Bunner, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran, for his interment on Tuesday, 20 Jun 17. Gary went to be in the Lord's Army on 16 Jun 17.



    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 Jun 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 1230 hrs.
    Ingram Funeral Home
    512 2nd St.
    St Marys, West Virginia -
    http://tinyurl.com/y86fnb3t


    Ride Captain:
    WV SC Joe Cumblidge (304-534-1150)


    Special Instructions:
    Mission brief at 1245

    Escort to Willow Island Cemetery at approximately 1300 for graveside services scheduled at 1330.

    Upon arrival at the cemetery, our flag line will be established and maintained until the conclusion of services.

    Early weather forecast is for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80's. As always, please dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you keep yourself well hydrated.

    Won't you join with us as we say "Thank You" and "God Speed" to another of our Heroes who gave of himself in service to his Country when such service was frowned upon by many.


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




    Submitted By: Joe Cumblidge
    Position: State Captain



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    State Captain ultraclassic's Avatar
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    We thank you, Gary, for your willingness to answer your Nation's call to arms during a period when such service was frowned upon by so many. It is because of men and women, like you, that we continue to enjoy our freedom and liberties today. May God welcome you with open arms as you approach the Gates of Heaven.

    May your family and friends find a measure through His healing and comfort and may they soon realize that, although no longer with them on this Earth, you continue to stand watch from your place among the Angels.

    Stand at ease, Sergeant! Your tour of duty is now complete. May you rest in Honored and Eternal Peace. God Speed, Sir, and Welcome Home.
    Respects,
    Joe
    "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." Elmer Davis

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ..... Ronald Reagan

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    Riding in silent Honor and Respect for my Mentor, Hero, my Best Friend and my Father, CPL Paul R. "Russ" Cumblidge, US Army WWII Veteran. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Dad.

    Riding in silent Honor and Respect for my good friend, Bob Moyer, US Army 1974-77; US Coast Guard 1983-94; Bridgeville, DE Firefighter and Delaware State Captain.

    In Memory of the crew of HU16E CGNR 2123, lost on SAR mission off Corpus Christi, TX on 21 September 1973:
    LCDR Francis W. Miller (CG Aviator #1164)
    LTJG Jerald M. Mack (CG Aviator #1567)
    AD1 Harold D. Brown, Jr.
    AM2 Benjamin R. Gaskins, Jr.
    AT2 John F. Harrison
    AT2 John P. Pledger

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    Sadly, another American veteran has departed this life, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. I offer to them my heartfelt condolences, and trust God will grant them the comfort they seek in the days ahead. I want to thank Gary Bunner for taking a stand for freedom…thank you for reminding us there is a higher calling; America is a great nation because of patriots like you.
    Buddy Palla
    WV Patriot Guard, Assistant State Captain- South
    USN- VT-28, VT-31, VA-85 (AMH-2)
    ANG- 130AW (CMSgt- Retired)
    Desert Shield/Desert Storm/OIF/OEF/GWOT

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    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 Gary Bunner, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Army Vietnam Veteran, Gary Bunner, is “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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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Viet Nam War Veteran, Gary Bunner. 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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    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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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt Gary Bunner. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Gary for your service.
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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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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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    May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home... May he Rest In Peace ....



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    Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Gary Bunner. Thank You Sgt. Bunner, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier
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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this VIETNAM WAR 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!

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

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    My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. All veterans no matter what the war have one thing in common, their country called and they answered that call. Because of their bravery we have the freedom we enjoy today. Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

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    My sincere condolences to the family of this American Hero. Rest in Peace my Brother, we have the watch.
    David E. "CanDo" Olmstead
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    "For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

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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
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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.




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    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,
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    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
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    My wife and I offer our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss and will be remembering you and your family in the days ahead.
    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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    My wife and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences to the family
    and friends of SGT Gary Bunner, U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran. Thank you, Gary,
    for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping
    our freedom and way of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during
    this grieving period. I salute you SOLDIER and may you rest in peace now knowing
    you are in a better place. Stand down your tour is done.

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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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    Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in the many happy memories shared with your loved one, for memory is one thing that even death cannot destroy. May God hold you close and comfort you as only He can do.


    To you, our dear American Hero, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our freedom. We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation's call to serve. May you now rest in peace, your service here is complete.
    AMERICA - Land of the free BECAUSE of the BRAVE

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    Riding in HONOR of my husband, Randy Dawson, US Army - Vietnam Veteran 1969-1970

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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
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    Riding in memory of:
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    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI
    My grandfather Neill Garrett, US Army WWI

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    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of SGT Gary Bunner on the loss of your loved one. I would like to thank SGT Bunner for his service to our Great Nation and May he Rest in Eternal Peace in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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    *******************MISSION COMPLETE********************

    On a bright, sunny morning in North Central West Virginia, 19 Patriot Guard Riders from West Virginia and Ohio, including 3 first-timers, gathered to do what we do best...say "Thank You" and "God Speed" while paying Honor and Respect to another of our native sons who willingly gave of his time when he answered his Nation's call to arms for duty in a far-off land known as Vietnam. A duty that was, at the time, frowned upon by so many in this Country who did not understand what it meant to protect a people from the spread of Communism. SGT Gary Bunner was only one of the hundreds of thousands who stepped up to do his part to protect those he didn't even know. For that, we owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.

    We formed our flag line at Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV for his dignified transfer to the waiting hearse in preparations for his final ride to the Willow Island Cemetery in Belmont, WV.

    Upon arrival at the cemetery, our flag line was formed once again as Gary was moved from the hearse to the bier and was maintained throughout the graveside services.

    As she was a former family member, I asked WV PGR member Barbara Haught if she would like the honor of presenting the Condolence Book to Gary's widow, a task she gladly accepted. Due to a mix-up with the shipper, the plaque did not arrive in time but she also graciously agreed to present that to her when it is received.

    I want to thank each and every member who came out today. I especially want to thank Barb for doing the unenviable task of making our presentation, WV PGR members Keith VanNoy and Jim Ice for their assistance in working with the funeral home and WV RC Pat Dawson for leading a flawless escort.

    Above all else, though, I want to thank SGT Gary Bunner, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran, for his service to our great Nation. May he rest in Honored and Eternal Peace. God Speed, Sir.
    Respects,
    Joe
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    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ..... Ronald Reagan

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    Riding in silent Honor and Respect for my Mentor, Hero, my Best Friend and my Father, CPL Paul R. "Russ" Cumblidge, US Army WWII Veteran. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Dad.

    Riding in silent Honor and Respect for my good friend, Bob Moyer, US Army 1974-77; US Coast Guard 1983-94; Bridgeville, DE Firefighter and Delaware State Captain.

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    AD1 Harold D. Brown, Jr.
    AM2 Benjamin R. Gaskins, Jr.
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    AT2 John P. Pledger

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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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    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    Rest In Peace Vietnam Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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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....
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    In honor of my active duty son - Ben Hirsch - U.S. Navy
    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

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