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    State Captain jcurran516's Avatar
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    Kenneth E. Nelson, Veteran, USA - Vietnam, Nekoosa, Wisconsin - 12 Mar 2018

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    Kenneth E. Nelson, Veteran
    USA - Vietnam
    Nekoosa, Wisconsin - 12 Mar 2018

    Kenneth E. Nelson, age 68, of the Town of Saratoga (Wisconsin Rapids). died Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Ken was born March 2, 1950 in the Town of Hansen, Wood County, WI to Walter and Florence Nelson. He served in the United States Army with the 75th Rangers during the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. Ken was also a member of the Babcock American Legion and the New Miner VFW. He also took great joy in riding his Harley Davidson.

    The family was contacted by some of Kenís Ranger buddies and gave us high commendations and they have invited us to join them as they share stories about a great husband and dad.

    Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
    Nekoosa United Church Christ  
    205 Market St,
    Nekoosa, Wisconsin -

    Ride Captain:
    Posted without RC in order to get it into the system and get materials en route. If you have questions contact SC John Curran at

    Special Instructions:
    Visitation 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Service 1:00 p.m.
    Escort to Burial ETD 1:45 p.m.

    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: John Curran
    Position: State Captain

    You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a Veteran to join and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To join, simply go to and click on Register. Membership is Free.

    To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Mission Tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to Missions option.
    Last edited by Remagen; 03-10-2018 at 03:36 AM.

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    Registered User jim1948's Avatar
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    grove city,pa
    Thank You Ranger for your dedicated service to our nation during vietnam. May your family and friends find peace and comfort with all the fond memories developed over a lifetime. May you, thru the mercy of God, rest in Peace.

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    Ride Captain srdoll's Avatar
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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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    Lakewood, CO
    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kenneth E. Nelson, US Army 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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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    Ocala, Florida
    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    Registered User SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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    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 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 Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Ride Captain lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Lakeland, FL
    My wife and I offer our most sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and comfort you today and in the days to follow.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesnít 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 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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    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, Viet Nam War Veteran, Kenneth E. Nelson. 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 kbell's Avatar
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    Jacksonville, Florida
    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Kenneth E Nelson. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Kenneth 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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    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 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 :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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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 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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    The family of Kenneth Nelson extended their thanks to the Patriot Guard for coming to pay honor and respect to him. There we many friends and family at the service, and many of those present were members of the K-75 Rangers that Ken had so proudly served with. There were many stories about the time they had spent together in Nam and many more about the times they had gotten together since. The love of Ken was very easily noticed, as well as the respect his family and friends had for what Ken had done in the Rangers. I would like to thank Doc Nagel for coming and standing with me for the great American. God bless, and we will never forget.

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