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    Robert W. Copithorne, Veteran, USA, USAR - Vietnam, Florissant, Missouri - 17 May 2018

    Honor Mission

    Robert W. Copithorne, Veteran
    USA USAR - Vietnam
    Florissant, Missouri - 17 May 2018


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    Hero Robert W. Copithorne served our great nation in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972 in the Vietnam War. In addition to keeping his country safe and protecting its freedoms, Veteran Copithorne earned the rank of Sergeant, and earned many awards including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device, Expert Badge w/ Rifle Bar (M16), and the Army Commendation Medal.

    Thank you, Mr. Copithorne, from a grateful Nation. Your faithful dedication to serve the United States of America is deeply appreciated, and will never be forgotten.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 17 May 2018
    Primary Staging Time: 8:30 A.M.
    St. Sabina Catholic Church
    1625 Swallow Lane
    Florissant, Missouri - 63031

    Ride Captain:
    Jeff 'Tattoo' Hirsch w/ flags
    314.210.6307
    jeff.stlpgr@gmail.com

    Special Instructions:
    Flag line
    9:30 - Funeral Mass
    10:45 - Honor escort (31 miles)
    11:30 - Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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


    Submitted By: Jeff Hirsch
    Position: Ride Captain

    Note:
    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 www.PatriotGuard.org 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; 05-15-2018 at 05:32 AM.

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    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


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    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
    LCDR USN/USNR(RET)
    Retired FL Assistant State Captain
    Former FL/MS Ride Captain
    Crestview, FL

    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
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    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
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    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.
    Ken "Mac" McSpadden, SMSgt. USAF Retired
    Ride in memory of my Dad, USAF MSgt. (Ret) Doyle McSpadden (1936-2002) and Spc. Chris Yauch, KIA Iraq 2010

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    My wife and I 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!

    Bob”GrampyBob”Griffith
    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/Ride Captain
    Sfc.Mark Schroeder USANG {Ret} 3/28/16
    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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    For everything you have done for us in life, we owe you our eternal love and the promise we will never forget you. May God grant you peace and the well-deserved rest.
    USMC '59-'65. Marine Corps League Detachment 1405
    It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong...
    Sowell

    Most men can stand adversity, to test a mans character give him power
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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Robert W. Copithorne, US Army and USAR 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
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    State Captain (Ret)
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    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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    At this time of loss, trust in God and all that he promises through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    My family and I thank you for your service and the freedoms we enjoy due to your sacrifices.

    “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”
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    "Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you."
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    From my family to yours... I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this US Army and Vietnam veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

    Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
    USAF 1974-1978

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    James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
    SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & Ride Captain

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    Sincere condolences to the Family. RIP Sir, your mission is complete. Dave “Rebel” Beck ASC

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    My wife and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss.

    We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of the veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

    Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest in the arms of God.
    Bruce Berg
    ISC, USN (Ret)

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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
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    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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    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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    I offer my sincere condolences. May you find much comfort and strength from this trustworthy promise. (Isaiah 55:10,11; Revelation 21:4,5)
    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
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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in Peace .
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    I wish to offer my 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
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    Riding in memory of:
    My wife Debbie; to the moon and back Kid
    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, POW, WII
    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”
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    “Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived”
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    Ride Captain hdu's Avatar
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    My wife and I offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our departed Hero. We are grateful to this Veteran and this family, for all of the sacrifices that were made to protect us, and preserve our freedoms. May your faith and your fond memories be your guiding light in this time of sorrow.

    I stand....
    In memory of my PGR Brother - Mark Schroeder - March 28, 2016
    In honor of my active duty son - Ben Hirsch - U.S. Navy
    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

    Jeff Hirsch

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    My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

    Joseph "Mustang" Bilodeau
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