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    John Openlander, Sr., USMC - St. Charles, Missouri - 07 Dec 2017

    John Openlander, Sr.
    USMC
    St. Charles, Missouri - 07 Dec 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been graciously invited to stand a flag line of honor and respect for John Openlander, Sr. and escort him to his final resting place in the Hallowed Ground in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. It will be our privilege to stand for this hero who once stood for us as he receives his final military honors for his honorable service in the United State Marine Corps.

    Obituary: https://www.baue.com/obit/john-openlander-sr/

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07 Dec 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
    St Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish
    601 North Fourth Street
    St. Charles, Missouri - 63301

    Ride Captain:
    John Faul
    256-603-1714
    jmfaul@hotmail.com

    Special Instructions:
    Thursday – 7 December 2017
    After staging we will have a Ride Meeting with Flag Line to follow.

    10:30 am Funeral Mass
    12:30 pm Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemtery

    Weather Forecast: Expected sunny skies. Temperatures hi 37* - low 18*

    Stay hydrated water is your best source. Avoid caffeine and alcohol…

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

    Submitted By: John Faul
    Position: Ride Captain


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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of John Openlander Sr. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you John 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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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

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    Our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero

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

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    My wife and I send our condolences to the family and friends of Your fallen Hero!!
    Thank you for your service rest in Peace.
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    Ocala, FL

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    Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
    I'm following the path God has laid you see.
    I took his hand when I heard His call
    I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way.
    I found peace at the close of day.
    If my parting has left a void
    Then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
    O yes, these things I too will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life's been full, I savored much,
    Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
    Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
    God wanted me now, He set me free.
    USMC '59-'65. Marine Corps League Detachment 1405
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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 Veteran, John Openlander, Sr. 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.
    ​Riding in honor of:

    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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    From my family to yours... I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the
    loss of this US veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our
    country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978
    Riding in honor of…
    SFC Mark Schroeder Army (RET)
    PGR Brother & Ride Captain
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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 condolences on the loss of your loved one. May God be your close companion who walks beside you in your time of grief, and carries your burden when it's too heavy to bear.
    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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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    On behalf of Missouri State Captain Ray Villa and myself, please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. While no words can provide you with comfort or peace at this moment, please know your loved one’s selfless service and dedication to his country will not be forgotten. May God give you strength and bring you peace and comfort. God Bless you and God Bless America.
    Mark Williams
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    "Pray for Peace; Prepare for war"

    Riding in memory of:

    PFC Anthony Seig - U.S. Army - KIA Iraq 9/6/06
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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

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
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    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
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    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this veteran.
    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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    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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    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran

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    Riding in Memory of PGR Brother and Ride Captain
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    My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

    Joseph "Mustang" Bilodeau
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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Openlander Sr., USMC Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir...those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.
    Kathy "Rat" Goldstein
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    To those whose duty it is to protect and preserve the freedom of the people of this country, I most humbly thank you.

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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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    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 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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    At this time of loss, trust in God and all that he promises through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    My family and I thank you for your service and the freedoms we enjoy due to your sacrifices.

    “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”
    Riding for:
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    "Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you."
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    Thank You MARINE for your service to our nation. May your family and friends find Peace and Comfort with the many fond memories developed over a lifetime. May you, thru the mercy of God, rest in Eternal Peace. SEMPER FI MARINE

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    Sincere condolences to the Family. RIP Sir, your mission is complete. Dave “Rebel” Beck SRC

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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.

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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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    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI

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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayersto the family during this time of sorrow. May peaceful moments and cherished memoriesbring renewed strength for tomorrow. Donot let your heart be troubled. Yourfaith will keep you strong for this fallen hero who honorably served our Nation.


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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.


    POW-MIA's you are not forgotten.


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    My wife and I wish to offer our condolences to the family of this true American Warrior. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice has made this a better place for all of us. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation.
    I stand in spirit with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as we honor this warrior.
    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

    Rick “Curly” Kroeger
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    Riding in memory of:
    My Pop, Cpl. Gene Kroeger, USAAC, Britain, WWII,
    Uncles: Russ Kroeger, USA WWII, Panama,
    Ken Kroeger, USAF Korea
    Bob Kroeger, USA Korea
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    SFC Mark Schroeder, USANG (Ret) AD 28 MAR 16 PGR Brother and friend

    Riding in honor of:
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    Uncle, Mike Kroeger, USN, 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.




    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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    Ride safe, I will be there in spirit, God speed.
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    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

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