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    John Calvin Todman, Retired, Veteran, USAF - Vietnam, MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 15 Jan 2018

    John Calvin Todman, Retired, Veteran
    USAF - Vietnam
    MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 15 Jan 2018


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    The family of John Calvin Todman has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders for 10:30 AM Military Honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. It will be an honor to be there.

    John Calvin Todman was born in New York City on July 13, 1949 to his parents, Mrs. Evora Todman and the late Mr. Randall Perry. John passed on December 30, 2017.

    John lived in New York City he graduated from high school, whereupon he joined the United States Air Force, after proudly serving his country for 20 years, John retired in Denver, Colorado. John relocated to Phoenix, Arizona with his family in 1987. John began a second career as a software programmer at Arizona State University; he also taught computer science at Rio Salado College, he retired as a financial analyst at Vanguard. John was a firm believer in education, he was a lifelong student, having received his Bachelors in 1994; his Masters in 2008; and was working on his Ph.D. at the time of his death.

    MSGT John Calvin Todman was a Vietnam Veteran who received the following Medals, commendations and ribbons:

    Air Force Commendation Medal.
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
    Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters.
    National Defense Medal.
    Vietnam Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars.
    Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon, Short.
    Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon, Long.
    Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, U. S. Air Force NCO PME Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster.
    Air Force Training Ribbon.
    RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm.
    RVN Campaign Medal.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Jan 2018
    Primary Staging Time: 8:30 A.M.
    Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church
    9516 W Peoria Ave.
    Peoria, Arizona - 85345

    Ride Captain:
    Jimi "Cowboy" Searle, 602-918-0577, AZPGRCowboy@aol.com

    Co-Ride Captain: Dan Lazear, 480-223-8628, dan.lazear@gmail.com

    Special Instructions:
    Staging is for Honor Flag Bikes Only.

    Briefing: 9:00 A.M.

    We will be accompanying the coach and family from Peoria to National. We would like to have Honor Flag Bikes to accompany the coach and there will be a few family cars following us. This is NOT an escort, it is a lead in, if you would like to be an honor bike for this lead in, please contact RC.

    KSU: 9:15 A.M.

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Not Be Needed
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    STAGING #2 DETAILS: 15 Jan, 2018
    Staging #2 Time: 9:30 A.M.
    Visitorís Center
    National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
    23029 North Cave Creek Road
    Phoenix, Arizona - 85024

    Ride Captain:
    Jimi "Cowboy" Searle, 602-918-0577, AZPGRCowboy@aol.com

    Co-Ride Captain: Dan Lazear, 480-223-8628, dan.lazear@gmail.com

    Flag Captains: Wayne and Deena Fulton

    Special Instructions:
    For all PGR members, other than Honor Flag Bikes, meet Flag Captain at Visitor's Center and proceed to designated shelter. Have flag line in place for arrival of our hero for 10:30 A.M. Military Honors.

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
    Water will be provided.



    Submitted By: Mike Sullivan
    Position: Assistant State 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…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
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    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
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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 MSgt(Ret) John Calvin Todman. 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.
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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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    My condolences go out to your family. As you prepare to lay your loved one to rest, may you find comfort from your Bible at Psalms 34:18. “He is close to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit."
    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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    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Todman, USAF (RET) Vietnam 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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    Thank You my Brother in Arms for your many years of dedicated service to our nation. May your family and friends find comfort with the many fond memories developed over the years. May you 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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    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
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    Riding in memory of:
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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 Air Force (Ret), Viet Nam War Veteran, John Calvin Todman. 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"
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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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    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.


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


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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

    My grandfather Neill Garrett, US Army WWI

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