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    Hector E. Colon, Veteran, USA - Vietnam, Moline, Illinois - 17 May 2018

    Honor Mission

    Hector E. Colon, Veteran
    USA - Vietnam
    Moline, Illinois - 17 May 2018


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Hector E. Colon, 78, US Army Vietnam veteran, to participate in honoring his service to this great nation at his interment services to be held on Thursday, 17 May 18.

    Héctor graduated from Officer Candidate School, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and went on to proudly serve his country in Viet Nam. On January 5, 1968, his platoon of 32 men came under attack from 400 enemy fighters. Héctor led his brave men in battle in which seven of them were killed and many were wounded. For his bravery and dedication to duty, Héctor received the Distinguished Service Cross, the United States Army’s second highest award for valor. He was inducted into the Office Candidate School Hall of Fame on May 8, 2017.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 17 May 2018
    Primary Staging Time: 12:10 P.M.
    Trimble Funeral Home
    701 12th St
    Moline, Illinois -
    https://goo.gl/maps/8gBMNvm3AaS2

    Ride Captain:
    Eric Swanson
    563-676-7145
    qcapgr@gmail.com

    Special Instructions:
    Escort: 12:15 p.m.

    Immediately stage bikes for Escort to R.I. National Cemetery for Interment Services. Cages from Wm. Hanson Funeral will remain at R.I. National Cemetery awaiting our return.

    NOTE: All Safety Equipment Required (Helmet, Boots, Long Sleeves, Full Finger gloves)

    Assisting: Ernie Davis 563-639-5722

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


    Submitted By: Ian Chafee
    Position: Assistant State Captain

    Note:
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    Last edited by Remagen; 05-15-2018 at 05:20 AM.

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    Registered User Hotwheel's Avatar
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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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    To Family and Friends of Hector E. Colon Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one Rest In Peace and Thank You for your service and bravey to keep us free

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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
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    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
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    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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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...
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    I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Hector E. Colon, 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
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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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    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, Hector E. Colon. 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.

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    ​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)



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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.
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    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
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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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    Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day... unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. My deepest sympathy.
    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.


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    To the family and friends of Hector E. Colon, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am truly grateful for his service to our country.

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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

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