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    Robert Reese Sr, Veteran, USA, USAF - WWII, Canton, Texas - 13 Jan 2018

    Robert (Bob) Reese Sr. - US Army Air Cor, Veteran
    USA, USAF - WWII
    Canton, Texas - 13 Jan 2018


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    This is the final itinerary for the
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Mission to Honor
    ROBERT (BOB) ALLEN REESE, SR. (95)
    US ARMY AIR CORPS
    JANUARY 13, 2018
    SATURDAY

    Born: AUGUST 30, 1922
    Died: JANUARY 5, 2018

    His family has requested that the PGR be present at his services. The Mission is a 'go' and all contacts have been made.

    Robert "Bob" Allen Reese, Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1922, to Joseph and Ethel Reese, and passed away January 5, 2018. Bob graduated from high school there, and entered Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania in 1941, participating in the ROTC program.
    Bob convinced his parents to allow him to sign up for the Army Air Corps. He entered service on Jan 25, 1943, trained as a P-47 fighter pilot, and was placed in active service February 8, 1944. In June of 1944 1st Lt. Reese departed for England and France, assigned to the 10th Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group based near Carenton, France, about 8 miles south of Utah Beach. The missions he flew were primarily low altitude in support of General George Patton’s 3rd Army and General Alexander Patch’s 7th Army in France and Germany, providing air support for the ground troops including destroying enemy trains, bridges, air fields, and other strategic targets. The last of Lt. Reese’s 109 missions was flown on April 12, 1945. His mechanic told him that they replaced 17 wings, 3 tails, and 2 engines on his P-47 “Jug” due to combat damage. He is credited with destroying one German ME-109 in a dogfight, damaging another, and destroying a third that was taking off from an airfield. Lt. Reese earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission on February 25, 1945 for courage and determination involving severely damaging a key enemy supply line bridge despite his plane being badly damaged by flak. Lt. Reese also received the Air Medal with 15 oak clusters. His unit received the Presidential Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged September 6, 1945.
    On July 4, 2016 on the deck of the Battleship Texas, Lt. Reese was presented France’s medal of Knight in the French Order of the Legion of Honor in recognition of his part in liberating France during World War II.

    On May 8, 1948, Bob married Mary Jo (Joey) Cleeland and they had three children - two sons and a daughter. Bob went into sales and sales management for most of his career until retiring in 1993 to Martin’s Mill south of Canton.
    Bobs wife came to know Christ as her Savior and this began an influence on Bob that eventually led him to the Lord as well. Bob was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church, Canton Lions Club, and the Republican Club of Van Zandt County for many years.

    Bob Reese was preceded by his wife Joey of nearly 67 years; his parents, and brothers, Jay Rodney Reese and Joseph Reese Jr.
    Bob is survived by his two sons, one daughter, and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, their 8 spouses, and 15 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law of Dallas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Bob Reese Sr. will be missed by so many, but his memory will remain strong and endure for generations. Memorial donations may be made to the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial, at 1200 S Trade Days Blvd # 600, Canton, TX 75103 where the family sponsors the US Flags that fly over the memorial.

    Services: 3:00 p.m, January 13, 2018, at Lakeside Baptist Church, 1291 Old Kaufman Road, Canton,Texas 75103.

    Portions of text above were obtained from a previously published obituary, which may be viewed at:
    https://www.thecantonherald.com/arti...e-sr-1922-2018

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 13 Jan 2018
    Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.
    Lakeside Baptist Church
    1291 Old Kaufman Rd
    Canton, Texas - 75103
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    Please remain flexible as to the requirements of the mission (SEMPER GUMBY).

    ALL GROUPS, CLUBS, INDEPENDENTS, ETC. ARE WELCOME. The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The flag line is open to all who wish to participate.

    Weather Report: high will be close to 41* so please dress warm and hydrate often, including the night before.

    Flags & Water:
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    Submitted By: Ed Wilkinson
    Position: Ride Captain

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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…
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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

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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 Air Corps, WWII Veteran, 1st Lt. Robert Reese, 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.

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    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Jr. Private, US Army, WWII (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



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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
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    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 deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It's with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

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    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331stBase Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMCKorea,
    they were my heroes.

    They fought for our freedom, I stand forthem.

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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Lt Robert Allen Reese Sr. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Bob for your service.
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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Robert Reese Sr., USAF WWII 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.



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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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    I am grateful to be able to give Honors for the passing of this American hero, World War II Veteran Robert Reese Sr, U.S. Army Air Force. I offer my condolences to his family and friends.

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    "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
    and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
    wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
    Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
    and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

    "Up, up the long delirious burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
    where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
    and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    put out my hand and touched the face of God."

    Henry L. (Skip) Haberkamp III,
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    Riding with Respect.

    Riding for: Alice G. Haberkamp, SP5, US Army. (1951 – 2015)
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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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    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.


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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.




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    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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    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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    A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -- Joseph Campbell
    May your wings always feel the breeze, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Comforting prayers for family and friends.

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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.
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    My wife and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of this American hero. We offer prayers of comfort during this most difficult time. Your loved one has joined the ranks of the heroes in everlasting glory with our Lord.
    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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    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this 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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    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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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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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.

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    RIP, Warrior.
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    Ride safe, I will be there in spirit, Godspeed.
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