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    Assistant State Captain olspec5's Avatar
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    Wayland MI.

    John Tom Hill, Veteran, USA - Korea, Vietnam, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 14 Mar 2018

    Honor Mission
    John Tom Hill, Veteran
    USA - Korea, Vietnam
    Grand Rapids, Michigan - 14 Mar 2018

    The Patriot Guard Riders' have been invited to stand a silent flag line in honor of John Tom Hill.

    Mr. Hill passed away at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on March 10, 2018.

    John served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam.

    John has no known family. Please join the flag line to honor this hero if you can.

    Primary Staging Time: 1130 hrs
    Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
    3000 Monroe Avenue NE
    Grand Rapids, Michigan - 49505

    Ride Captain:
    Tony Vangessel
    (616) 862-1984

    Special Instructions:
    Meet in the Chapel
    Briefing: 1145 hrs
    Visitation: 1200 hrs
    Service: 1300 hrs

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

    Submitted By: Mike Myers
    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.

    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 madtanker; 03-12-2018 at 04:37 PM.

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    Ride Captain Goofy2's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Rest In Peace Hero.
    Doyle Gene "goofy" Schwab
    U.S.Navy Veteran 1960-1966
    PGR Ride Captain

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    Registered User kbell's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of John Tom Hill. 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.
    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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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    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

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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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    Registered User Military Sniper's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    OFallon, MO
    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Korean-Viet Nam War Veteran, John Tom Hill. 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 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 Ted43's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    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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    Ride Captain lakeland_lobo's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Lakeland, FL
    I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. I pray that God’s love will help sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    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 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 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 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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    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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    Lakewood, CO
    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John T. Hill, US Army Korea and Vietnam Wars 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 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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    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 . Rest in Peace .
    US Marine 1979-1982
    John 3:16

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