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    George N. McElfresh, Veteran, USAF, Vietnam - Dallas, Texas - 19 Jun 2017

    George N. McElfresh, Veteran

    USAF - Vietnam

    Dallas, Texas - 19 Jun 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Unaccompanied Vietnam Veteran.

    The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand as family at the Interment Service for Mr. McElfresh.


    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 19 Jun 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 10:45 A.M.
    Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    Dallas, Texas - 75211

    https://goo.gl/maps/ZxifANZ1yrq


    Ride Captain:
    Mark Gravit
    putt4dou@msn.com
    (720) 422-9221


    Special Instructions:
    After the mission briefing at the appropriate time, all Riders will move to staging lane 3 to accompany Mr. McElfresh to the designated shelter. Upon arrival at the shelter, all Riders will move into the shelter and stand as family at Mr. McElfresh's Interment Service. Pallbearers will be needed. At the conclusion of the Service, flags will be returned to storage, furled, and stowed. Riders will then be debriefed and dismissed.


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


    Submitted By: M. B. Ingersoll
    Position: Ride Captain



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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


    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    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
    PGR NY Reg. 1

    Standing in honor of:
    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 extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USAF, Viet Nam War Veteran, George N. McElfresh. 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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    GOD bless our Hero, George N McElfresh. Thank you for your service to our great Nation. May you rest in honored peace.
    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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    May God grant you comfort in your time of sorry and as He gives you peace, may the memories of your loved one continually fill your heart.
    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
    US Air Force 1962 - 1966
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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    I am grateful to be able to give Honors for the passing of this American Hero - George N. McElfresh, Veteran, U.S. Air Force. I offer my condolences to his family and friends.

    Henry L. (Skip) Haberkamp III, CWO US Army Ret
    Far West Texas Patriot Guard Riders
    Riding with Respect.

    JUST A COMMON AIRMAN
    (From: A Soldier Died Today)
    By: A. Lawrence Vaincourt

    He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
    And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
    Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
    In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, everyone.

    And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
    All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
    But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
    And the world's a little poorer, for an airman died today.

    He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
    For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
    Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
    And the world won't note his passing, though an airman died today.

    When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
    While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
    Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
    But the passing of an airman goes unnoticed and unsung.

    Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
    A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
    Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
    Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

    A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
    Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
    While the ordinary airman, who offered up his all,
    Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

    It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
    That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
    It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
    Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

    Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
    Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
    Or would you prefer an airman, who has sworn to defend
    His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

    He was just a common airman and his ranks are growing thin,
    But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
    For when countries are in conflict, then we find the airman's part
    Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

    If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
    Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
    Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,

    Our Country is in mourning, for an airman died today.

    Riding for: Alice G. Haberkamp, SGT, US Army.
    ( 1951 – 2015 )
    Last edited by hhaberka; 06-18-2017 at 04:57 AM. Reason: Wrong name

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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
    RC Ohio District 5

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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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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
    U.S. Navy Veteran ('61-'65-'67)
    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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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 Neill Garrett, US Army WWI

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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!

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

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    USAF 1975 - 2011 (Retired)

    Aerospace Propulsion Systems Technician / Engine Trending & Diagnostics Technician / Wing Engine Manager.

    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

    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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    My Motto: "RIDE HARD OR STAY ON THE PORCH!"

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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

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
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    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
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    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 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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