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    Phoenix, AZ

    Robert S. Delsi, Veteran, USMC - Vietnam, MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 08 Mar 2018

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    Robert S. Delsi, Veteran
    USMC - Vietnam
    MULTI-CITY, Arizona - 08 Mar 2018

    Robert Delsi, a Masquero Apache Indian, was born into the Delsi family on 11 November 1948.

    In 1969, at the age of 20, Robert felt the calling to serve this great country we live in and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a 0311 Rifleman. Robert and the unit he was with went to Vietnam in 1969. During his deployment Robert was seriously wounded from enemy fire in the Que Son Mountains. Sgt Delsi was honorably discharged in 1972 and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in Vietnam, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Service with Device, and National Defense Medal.

    After his military career, Sgt Delsi was determined to speak out for our military and bring awareness in many facets. Sgt Delsi spoke at schools about suicide awareness, PTSD, and homeless veterans. Sgt Delsi volunteered at Veteran Stand Downs and the Marine Toys for Tots drives. Sgt Delsi was an active member in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 432 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the 3rd Marine Division Association, the Marine Corps League, Arizona Semper Fi Vets and the Patriot Guard Riders. Sgt Delsi's community awareness did not stop there as he was also the Marine Corps League Chaplain and the Sergeant at Arms for the Ira Hayes Memorial American Legion Post 84. Sgt Delsi was also a board member of the Piestewa Fallen Heroes Memorial. Sgt Delsi handmade and presented special necklaces to signify sacrifice and bond shared by all of those associated with this memorial and the Gold Star Families. Each necklace came with honor and ritual as Sgt Delsi would describe what each bead, color and bone meant as he would present it.

    On 23 October 2015 Sgt Delsi was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame for his unending commitment, service and contributions to the Arizona communities and events across the United States.

    Sgt Delsi passed on 1 March 2018 leaving a legacy of six children, six siblings, family and many friends. Sgt Delsi is preceded in death by his wife, Teresa, his parents and a sister.

    Sgt Delsi will be honored and remembered for speaking out for our nation's military and his devote love for his family and country.

    The family of Sgt Robert Delsi has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders' and it will be our honor.

    Primary Staging Time: 9:15 A.M.
    Saint Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church
    201 N. Picacho Street
    Casa Grande, Arizona - 85122

    Ride Captain:
    Special Instructions:
    Briefing: 10:15 AM.. The briefing will be following Mass. The family has requested to participate in the briefing.

    KSU: 11:00 A.M. to Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 15950 N. Luckett Rd., Marana, Arizona 85653

    Military honors at 12:00 P.M.

    Assisting: Robi Campbell, 520-429-1175

    Flag Captain: Karen Swanson

    Senior Road Guard: Tom Rohan

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

    STAGING #2 DETAILS: 08 Mar 2018
    Staging #2 Time: 11:00 A.M.
    Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    15950 N. Luckett Road
    Marana, Arizona - 85653

    Ride Captain:
    Robi Campbell

    Special Instructions:
    Briefing: 11:15 A.M.

    The family of Sgt Delsi requested that the Patriot Guard Riders' join family and friends at a luncheon following military honors and services at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande located at 777 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande, AZ 85122

    Assisting: Tom Burns,

    Flag Captains: Da Flag Guy, 520-241-4530; Big G, 520-403-4167

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

    Submitted By: Tom Burns
    Position: State Captain

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    Last edited by madtanker; 03-05-2018 at 02:26 PM.

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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 S Delsi. 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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    Lakewood, CO
    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Robert S. Delsi, USMC 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. Welcome home...
    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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    Farmington, MO. 63640
    RIP, Warrior.
    S. Roger "Goose" Dollinger, SRC.
    U.S. Navy Veteran ('61-'65-'67)
    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    Registered User fiddler892's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    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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    Assistant State Captain EKriner's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Las Cruces, NM
    It is hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing that you were a special part of a well-lived life. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
    Ed "Road Warrior" Kriner
    Ride Captain, SWNM

    Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings."
    -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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    Registered User SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Crestview, FL
    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)
    USS Flatley (FFG-21)
    USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)
    USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44)
    USNR Retired

    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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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, USMC, Viet Nam War Veteran, Sergeant Robert S. Delsi. 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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    Ride Captain Bantam's Avatar
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    May 2006
    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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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    Zephyrhills, Florida
    Rest In Peace Marine.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    My wife and I wish to extend out sincerest condolences for the loss of YOUR HERO.
    You will not be forgotten; stand down hero.
    Ride Captain, Ocala, FL

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    Registered User jaegers's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    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 lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Lakeland, FL
    My wife and I offer our condolences to your family during this time of sadness. We pray that you can find comfort in knowing that your lives have been enriched by having shared the love of this hero.
    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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    Registered User Semper Fi Dawg's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    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 .
    US Marine 1979-1982
    John 3:16

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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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    Cisco, TX
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this fallen hero.
    Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done . Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA's you are not forgotten.

    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

    Semper Fi

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    Saint Peters, MO
    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength. In the difficult days ahead do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

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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 PGR

    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 Harley Harrold's Avatar
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    Meridian, MS.
    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

    USN 1971-1975
    USAF 1975 - 2011 (Retired)

    Aerospace Propulsion Systems Technician / Engine Trending & Diagnostics Technician / Wing Engine Manager.

    Volunteer Fire Fighter for 16+ years.

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

    2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY (Dragon Warrior)

    Here be a DRAGON...from HOUSTON, TEXAS.


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

    Member of:

    PGR of MS - PGR of Central Texas Region - VFW (Life Member) - Past Commander (2011-2012) VFW Post 79, Meridian, MS - Past Chairman & former member of the VFW Riders Meridian, MS (2009-2013) - American Legion - MRF - Gun Owners of America - NRA - III% - College Park United Methodist Church - National HOG (Life Member) - Meridian HOG Chapter London, England (Life Member) - I am a Full time biker [45+ years].


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