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    Vernon P Keaton, KIA, USMC - Ada, Oklahoma - 16 Nov 2017


    Vernon P Keaton, KIA
    USMC
    Ada, Oklahoma - 16 Nov 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The family of Pvt. Vernon P. Keaton, USMC, KIA has asked the PGR to stand a flag line at his graveside services to be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:00 pm at the Lula, OK Cemetery.

    Pvt Keaton was killed during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Pvt Keaton was stationed aboard the Battleship Oklahoma which took massive damage and capsized at itís birth on Ford Island.

    Pvt. Keatonís remains were recently identified and are now being brought home for proper burial.

    The USMC Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Honors.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 16 Nov 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 11:30 am
    Criswell Funeral Home
    815 Arlington
    Ada, Oklahoma - 74820

    Ride Captain:
    Daniel ďPapa SlickĒ James
    papaslick@jamesco.us
    918-470-8379

    Special Instructions:
    Durant staging: 9:45 am
    KSU: 10:00 am
    Durant Honda
    North First St.
    Durant, OK

    Mandatory Briefing: 12:00 pm. All riders must attend the briefing to participate in the escort.

    KSU for escort: 12:30 pm, arrival at cemetery 1:00 pm. N370.5 Rd

    Flags will be pre-staked at the cemetery. Riders will stand a respect line for the transfer from the coach to the grave site, then a flag line for the 2:00 pm graveside services.

    Weather: High of 68 and a low of 59, 40% chance of rain. Please hydrate before, during and after the mission, water will be available. Please ride within your abilities with consideration of the possibility of rain. All are invited to join in, riders or not. The only prerequisite is respect.

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water will be provided.




    Submitted By: Ronnie Smith
    Position: Ride Captain

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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Pvt Vernon P Keaton. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Vernon for your service. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in honored peace.
    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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    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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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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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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    Semper Fi

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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
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    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
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    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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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    The service and sacrifice of Pvt Vernon P. Keaton will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Marine Hero.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
    "mailman"
    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, USMC, WWII KIA, Private Vernon P. Keaton. 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. Tec 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 wife and I and 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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    Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.
    Ken "Mac" McSpadden, SMSgt. USAF Retired
    North Central Arkansas Ride Captain
    Ride in memory of my Dad, USAF MSgt. (Ret) Doyle McSpadden (1936-2002) and Spc. Chris Yauch, KIA Iraq 2010
    Ride in Honor of my nephew who is in the USMC, LCpl Chris McSpadden who's with the 2nd Marine Division and has done his time in Afganistan and Iraq and is now with the US Army.

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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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    To your entire family I offer my sincere condolence and deepest sympathy. Allow the fond memories and cherished times you shared to bring warmth to your hearts. While no words can erase the pain you are feeling at this time. Know that God (Psalm 83:18) has given us hope
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesnít grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this True American HERO.
    Know that you are in our prayers and in the Lords hands.
    Thank You for your loved ones service to our great nation.
    So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men. Philippians 2--29

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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country and Corps . Central Georgia Detachment 1373 Marine Corps League .Rest in Peace . Semper Fi , Brother .
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    Miz. Alice and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, 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. Your mission is complete May you rest in peace. We salute you.
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    Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Vernon P. Keaton. Thank You Pvt. Keaton, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Marine
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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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    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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    May the memories of your loved one’s service, and their devotion to friends and family, bring smiles that overshadow your grief and fill your heart with peace. Although no words can really help to ease your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. Sincere condolences for your loss.

    Ted Waldron
    Ride Captain North Texas PGR
    Vietnam 68-69

    Riding in memory of:
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    HMM-265, Vietnam

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