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    Russell Martin Koranda, Veteran, USA - Bradenton, Florida - 15 Mar 2018

    Memorial Mission

    Russell Martin Koranda, Veteran
    Bradenton, Florida - 15 Mar 2018

    The family of SPC Koranda has graciously invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line at their loved one's Memorial Service. SPC Koranda served in the United States Army Airborne from 8/5/80 to 8/4/83, and upon completion of service received an honorable discharge. SPC Koranda served in C Co 1/505 ABN Inf. Medals and awards include Parachute Badge, Expert Rifle M-16, Good Conduct Medal, and Army Achievement Award, This hero served our great nation and us, this is our turn to stand for this hero. Please bring your 3x5 American flags and stand in silent respect for this hero.

    Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church
    2704 33rd Ave W.
    Bradenton, Florida - 34205

    Ride Captain:
    Blair McFarlane

    Special Instructions:
    Brief: 0845
    Service: 0930

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    Submitted By: Henry Hyde
    Position: Assistant 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.

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    Last edited by Remagen; 03-12-2018 at 05:04 PM.

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    Registered User fiddler892's Avatar
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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.
    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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    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 Veteran, Specialist Russell Martin Koranda. 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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    ocala, fl
    This veteran may now rest in peace. My condolences to the family and friends.

    Bruce Lamoureux
    USN '59-'66
    USNR '66-'70

    When an individual joins the military they take an oath that never expires

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    Ride Captain lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Lakeland, FL
    I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God help you through this difficult time and that you will be able to find comfort, peace and encouragement through the closeness of your family and friends.
    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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    Polk City, FL
    My sincere condolences to the family of this True American Hero. Rest in Peace my Brother, we have the watch.
    David E. "CanDo" Olmstead
    CDR, USN (RET)

    "For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

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    Registered User sig22's Avatar
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    Tampa Bay, Fl - Florida State Captain (Retired)
    I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Russell Martin Koranda, US Army Veteran. May the Lord comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

    Godspeed Sir.....may your smile illuminate the heavens, may your spirit be a comfort to those who knew and loved you, and may your memory live forever as a testament to patriotism, love, and peace.
    Bobbie Bilotta
    Blue Star Mothers of America-Greater Tampa Bay Chapter

    PGR FL Senior Ride Captain Leonard "Taz" Leary - 20 APR 17
    PGR FL Member Mark "MarkShark" Michael - 12 AUG 13
    PGR FL Ride Captain Alan "Papa" Neuville - 25 DEC 12
    PGR FL Member, PBHOG Member, USAF Vietnam Veteran, and friend Jim Loudy - 22 JUL 12
    PGR FL Member and very dear friend MaeLyne "Sidecar Sally" Swofford - 13 Aug 11
    PGR AL/GA Ride Captain and Past National Executive Director Bill "Snap" Lines - 26 JAN 10
    PGR TN member and friend John "SmokyMtnSporty" Deniakis - 09 JUN 08
    PGR GA Ride Captain (Ret) Mike "Deltoid" Bland - 22 FEB 2008
    PGR FL Senior Ride Captain Jack "Jacklok" Loken - 20 OCT 2007

    Always in our thoughts....Forever in our hearts

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    Hudson, FL
    My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Russell Martin Koranda. Rest in Peace, Hero.
    JJ Bishop

    Sergeant, Henrico County, VA Police (Ret.)
    MCPO, USCGR (Ret.)
    Blue Knights VA III
    American Legion Riders Post 335
    Henrico FOP Lodge# 4

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    Ride Captain Goofy2's Avatar
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    Rest In Peace Hero.
    Doyle Gene "goofy" Schwab
    U.S.Navy Veteran 1960-1966
    PGR Ride Captain

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    Ride Captain mailman's Avatar
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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    US Army 1970 - 1972

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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 SurfaceWarrior's Avatar
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    Crestview, FL
    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of an 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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    Ride Captain useless's Avatar
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    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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    Tipton, IA
    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this veteran.
    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 bplayer46's Avatar
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    Woodstock, Georgia
    My wife Joan and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends for the loss of your loved one. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifice and service to our country will never be forgotten. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor and respect for the years of service to our great nation. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace as their mission is now complete. I salute your HERO.
    Byron "Gimpy" Hall
    Ride Captain
    Georgia NW Region
    Retired Chief Petty Officer
    U.S. Navy 1965 - 1985
    American Legion Post #304

    "Standing for those who stood for us"

    "There can be no greater honor, than to serve for one's country"

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    Ride Captain Poppa Joe's Avatar
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    Valdosta Georgia
    Miz. Alice and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, 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. Your mission is complete May you rest in peace. We salute you.
    Willie "Poppa Joe" Black
    Georgia Ride Captain

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    Ride Captain handybmp's Avatar
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    Bushnell, Florida
    As our Brother Russell answers his final call to duty from the Great Commander in the Heavens, may his soul have peace and rest. His duty is to forever watch over his loved ones at the Great Commanders side.
    My you find peace and comfort at this time and realize that your Hero is not gone but waiting to be reunited with those he loves.
    May he find fair winds and following seas! RIP Hero!
    Brian 'CAN DO' Parker
    U.S. Navy SeaBee Builder (Ret.)
    Standing for Those That Stood for Us

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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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    United States
    Please accept my condolences on your loss. May my prayers help to ease your pain during these trying times. Rest In Peace and Honor Brother. Lest We Forget!

    U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Veteran
    Standing in Memory of,
    My Father, Harold A. Silvernail U.S. Army
    My Step-Father, Edwin D. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Raymond Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, John H. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, David J. Alexander U.S. Navy
    Standing in Honor of,
    My Brother, David J. Alexander U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Jillian A. Silvernail U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Kirsten M. Silvernail Kennedy U.S. Air Force
    My Son-In-Law, Jayson E. Kennedy U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Stewart F. Silvernail U.S. Army

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    Lakewood, CO
    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Russell M. Koranda, US Army 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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    Assistant State Captain Henry Hyde's Avatar
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    My sincere Condolences to the Family and Friends. RIP Hero, thank you for your service.

    Henry D Hyde ASC

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    Leesburg, Fl
    RIP Hero
    Your humble brother honored to be standing for you.

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    Registered User Solar Bill's Avatar
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    Lake Alfred FL
    My sincere condolences to the family and the friends of Russell Koranda. May God wrap you in His love and may your faith keep you strong during this most trying time. May your memories of Russell fill your moments of quiet and solitude when you reflect back on a life well lived.
    SPC Russell Martin Koranda, US Army, may you rest in peace knowing that a grateful nation mourns the loss of a true American hero. You answered a nation's call, serving your country proudly and valiantly. For that, we are eternally in your debt. Stand down, brave warrior. Your mission is complete.
    Riding for my dad, Henry L. (Hank) Ferguson, MSgt USAF, WWII veteran deceased and for all of those who wrote that "blank check".

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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 SPC Russell Martin Koranda. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Russell 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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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to our country. May, you rest in peace in the home that Jesus has prepared for you

    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    John 14: 2

    Standing in Honor of all who have served our country.
    William T. Castleberry- father US NAVY
    Wesly B. Castleberry---brother US ARMY 27 years retired
    Melanie Castleberry—niece US ARMY
    Herbert Castleberry—uncle US NAVY WWII
    Gerald Castleberry—uncle US NAVY WWII
    Arlie Castleberry – uncle US ARMY-AIR FORCE WWII
    Scott Castleberry
    Thomasville, Ga.

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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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    Cisco, TX
    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.

    "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 Billboy's Avatar
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    Webster, Fl.
    My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Veteran, Russell Martin Koranda may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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    My condolences to the family of U.S. Army SPC Koranda. Thank you for allowing the PGR to stand for your American hero.
    Blair McFarlane

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    Mission accomplished. 6 PGR were honored to stand for SPC Koranda and hi family.
    Blair McFarlane

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