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    James Edward Contreras, Retired, USA - GW/ODS, MULTI-CITY, Virginia - 15 Sep 2017

    LTC James Edward Contreras, Retired
    USA - GW/ODS
    MULTI-CITY, Virginia - 15 Sep 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    The family of LTC James Edward Contreras, USA (Retired) invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a Flag Line in honor of his service to our country.

    LTC James E. Contreras of Glen Allen, VA, passed away on 10 September 2017. He is survived by his parents, of Texas; his loving wife, three children, three siblings, and many nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends and his faithful canine companion, Sierra.

    Jim was born in Waynesboro, Pa. on July 27, 1966. He graduated from Frostburg State University under an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1988. Jim had recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving his country for more than 20 years to include tours in Desert Storm, the UN special mission in Haiti and the War in Afghanistan.

    Jim had a passion for service and dedicated his time to serve in leadership roles for both the Boy Scouts of America and the Combat Veteran's Motorcycle Association. He was always willing to help friends and neighbors in need. Jim was an avid motorcyclist and skier. He enjoyed riding with his CVMA family and never missed a Rolling Thunder event. Above all else, Jim loved his family, his friends and his country.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Sep 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 4:15 P.M.
    Blileys
    8510 Staples Mill Rd
    Parking Lot
    Richmond, Virginia - 23228

    Ride Captain:
    Jim “DaBears” McGinley
    jbmcginley48@msn.com
    757-790-9981

    Melanie Spangler

    Special Instructions:

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

    STAGING #2 DETAILS: 16 Sep, 2017
    Staging #2 Time: 9:45 A.M.
    5000 Pouncey Tract Rd
    Parking Log
    Glen Allen, Virginia - 23059

    Ride Captain:
    Jim “DaBears” McGinley
    jbmcginley48@msn.com
    757-790-9981

    Melanie Spangler

    Special Instructions:

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

    Submitted By: Jim McGinley
    Position: Assistant State Captain

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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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    We are always saddened to see the loss of a loved one, although they are at peace, we still miss them very much. Our prayer is that, “Our Father who art in Heaven” grant your desire to see your loved one again thru the sacrifice and love of His son, "the Resurrection and Everlasting life.” May the "God of all comfort" be with you at this time.
    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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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), ODS/GWOT Veteran, LTC James Edward Contreras. 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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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    To the Contreras family please accept my most heart felt condolences for the loss of a truly great American. I had the please of meeting and shaking hands with Jim a couple of times, truly a remarkable gentleman.

    LtCol James "Jim" E. Contreras you stood the watch for many of years watching over your family and our country. For this we shall ever be grateful.

    You can now stand-down for we shall stand the watch for you. Rest in peace brother.
    Jim "DaBears" McGinley
    YNC(SW) USN(Ret)
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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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    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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    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, you can stand down now. We now have the watch.


    POW-MIA'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.
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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 for this fallen hero who honorably served our Nation.

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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
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    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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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of LTC(Ret) James Edward Contreras. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Jim 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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    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 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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    My Motto: "RIDE HARD OR STAY ON THE PORCH!"

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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 forever 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
    Honored Flag Holder
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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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