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    Christopher Michael Harris, Active Duty, KIA, USA - Fayetteville, North Carolina - 14 Aug 2017

    Christopher Michael Harris, Active Duty, KIA

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    Fayetteville, North Carolina - 14 Aug 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    SPC Christopher Harris was killed in Afghanistan when the convoy he was in was attacked by a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device. His widow has asked us to stand in his honor and provide escort for them to the graveside services. Chris is remembered as an avid fisherman and boater who loved spending time on the water and at the beach, as well as an amazing husband, son, and paratrooper. He loved his family and his country with all his heart.

    SPC Harris' awards are as follows: the Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.

    We will establish a flag line at the Funeral Home for the visitation, and then provide escort to the services at Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery. Join us if you can to stand for Chris as he stood for us.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 14 Aug 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.
    Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
    545 Ramsey Street
    Fayetteville, North Carolina - 28301

    https://goo.gl/maps/cZMegfYDyKG2

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    Dutch Macomber
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    Assisting: Richard Jewell, Glenn Butler, Paul Briggs

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    SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the PGR Mission statement in a manner that minimizes the inherit dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in groups of all sizes and any situation. While the NCPG and its riders have a remarkable safety record in the execution of our missions, infrequently members have been injured in unforeseen accidents. In an effort to mitigate the risk of preventable accidents, all attendees who wish to ride in a Patriot Guard motorcycle escort or ride are asked to attend the pre-mission briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information known to our RCIC that may be specific to the mission. Member safety and well-being is always a principal ongoing concern, our RCIC's are asked to stand-down from any mission that cannot be accomplished in relative safety or unreasonable risk. This includes both rides and flag lines in inclement weather and conditions. It remains each individual PGR member's responsibility to ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings and skill limitations as well as any physical needs or limitations. If the ride and/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, or needs you are expected to exercise good judgment in foregoing any planned participation.

    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: Dutch Macomber
    Position: Assistant State Captain



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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, KIA GWOT War Veteran, Specialist Christopher Michael Harris. 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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    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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    Rest In Peace Hero.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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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…

    And as we of the United States Navy would say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we now have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
    LCDR USNR(RET)
    Florida Assistant State Captain
    Jacksonville, FL

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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)
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    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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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. 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
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    "Standing for those who stood for us"

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

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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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    I would like to offer you and your family my sincere condolences. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your family and I pray that God will hold you close.
    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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    Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Christopher Michael Harris. Thank You Spc. Harris, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier
    545th. MP Co., 1st. Cav. Div. 1976-1978
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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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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

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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of SPC Christopher Michael Harris. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Christopher for your service. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in honored peace.
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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

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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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    Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Miz. Alice and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences. Thank you, for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping our freedom and way of life. I salute you and may you rest in peace wrapped in the loving arms of Almighty God
    Willie "Poppa Joe" Black
    Georgia Ride Captain

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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 & Bev 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
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    My Uncle, Harold Hensel, USA, WWII
    My Uncle, Sgt William (Bill) Hensel, USA, WWII

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    Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
    for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.
    ~Author Unknown

    With deepest sympathy for your loss, and gratitude for his service to our country.

    Don and Cecilia Sloat

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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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    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

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

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

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