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    National Moderator Team Manager Remagen's Avatar
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    Robert L. Quirk, Veteran, USAAF - WWII, Albany, New York - 19 Jan 2018

    Robert L. Quirk, Veteran
    Albany, New York - 19 Jan 2018

    The family of Mr. Robert L. Quirk has requested Patriot Guard Riders' participation in his military honors funeral services. Robert, 98, passed January 14, 2018.

    Born in Utica, NY, Robert was a Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during WW II. He was the recipient of the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He participated in some of the most epic and storied battles and campaigns of that war, including Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Robert enlisted in June of 1942, and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in October of 1945.

    Robert was a graduate of Albany High School, and Siena College, and retired as a tax examiner after many years of service with New York State Taxation and Finance.

    Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Quirk's obituary, available for viewing on the McVeigh Funeral Home website at:!/Obituary

    The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Robert L. Quirk, USAAF Veteran and "Greatest Generation" Hero.

    Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.
    Parish of Mater Christi
    40 Hopewell St.
    Albany, New York - 12208

    Ride Captain:
    Special Instructions:
    Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 11:00 AM, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

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

    Submitted By: Ray Sestak
    Position: Ride Captain

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    Registered User SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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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
    Retired FL Assistant State Captain
    Retired FL/MS Ride Captain
    Crestview, FL

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
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    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
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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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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    Ocala, Florida
    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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    rjShoemaker USN
    Ocala, FL

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    Registered User jaegers's Avatar
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    Tipton, IA
    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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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    Zephyrhills, Florida
    Rest In Peace WWII Hero.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Registered User jim1948's Avatar
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    grove city,pa
    Thank You for your contribution to the freedoms we share today due to your dedication during WWII. May your family find Peace and Comfort with the many fond memories developed over a long life. May you, thru the mercy of God, rest in Eternal Peace.

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    Ride Captain lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Lakeland, FL
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God grant you all the peace and loving comfort to get you through this.
    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
    US Air Force 1962 - 1966
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1040 (Life member), Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (Life member), American Legion Post 4 (Lakeland)

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    Ride Captain Ted43's Avatar
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    Glen Rose, TX
    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:
    GySgt. Wallace Carl Bergstrom, Jr - USMC - Vietnam

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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Robert Quirk, USAAF 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.

    Kathy "Rat" Goldstein
    Ride Captain - Colorado
    State Captain (Ret)

    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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    Registered User Military Sniper's Avatar
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    OFallon, MO
    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, Sergeant Robert L. Quirk. 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)
    G. Thompson, Jr. Private, US Army, WWII (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)

    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
    US Army (Ret)
    Jul 72 - Aug 94

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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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    Cisco, TX
    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

    In memory of :
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    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    Ride Captain Rickkroeger's Avatar
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    Eureka, MO
    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
    Missouri Ride Captain
    Blue Star Father
    Gold Star Family

    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
    Gil Schroeder, USA Korea
    Cpl. Charles Foley, USA, WWII
    SFC Mark Schroeder, USANG (Ret) AD 28 MAR 16 PGR Brother and friend

    Riding in honor of:
    My son, SSgt Jason Lee, USAF, Ramstein AFB Germany
    Uncle, Mike Kroeger, USN, Korea

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”
    ~Thomas Jefferson~

    “Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived”
    ~George S. Patton~

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    Ride Captain srdoll's Avatar
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    RIP, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
    U.S. Navy Veteran ('61-'65-'67)
    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    Registered User kbell's Avatar
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    Jacksonville, Florida
    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt Robert L Quirk. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Robert for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
    If you are going to worry then don't pray...
    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
    Jeremiah 29:11

    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 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!

    USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
    Retired Lt. LEO.
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo.

    Riding in Honor of my Son:
    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran

    Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
    Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
    Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
    Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll

    Riding in Memory of PGR Brother and Ride Captain
    SFC. Mark Schroeder U.S, Army (Ret)
    28 March 2016
    USASA Vet. Retired LEO "The Officer that may give you a ticket in the morning, is the same Officer that may give their life for you that night"

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    Registered User Harley Harrold's Avatar
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    Ride safe, I will be there in spirit, Godspeed.

    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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    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

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    ENGLISH by birth, AMERICAN by choice, SOUTHERN by the grace of God.

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    Ride Captain Bantam's Avatar
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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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    Registered User jgjackson's Avatar
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    Sugar Land, Texas
    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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    Registered User fiddler892's Avatar
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    Corfu, NY
    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
    PGR NY Reg. 1

    Standing in honor of:
    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
    In memory of:
    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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