I'm sorry about your loss. Semper Paratus.
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To any of you that are members of the Patriot Guard Riders, you have my undying respect for the work you do on behalf of our troops.
My nephew, a member of the US Coast Guard, was recently killed in a traffic accident in Beaumont, Texas. After a military funeral service in Beaumont, the Beaumont chapter of the PGR, along with the US Coast Guard escorted the body to Ennis, Texas. In Ennis, the escort was picked up by the Dallas chapter and the Beaumont guys headed back home. The Dallas riders continued the escort to Denton, Texas for the Saturday visitation, returning on Sunday for the funeral service and to escort him to the cemetery. At the funeral home, they planted American flags along the street and in the small yard near the front door. The most amazing thing is that they stood at parade rest by the flags, in the hot Texas sun for three hours on Saturday and over an hour on Sunday. Their support, in my nephew's honor, was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced.
To any of you that may be a part of that group, thank you for what you do. It was very much appreciated by me and our family.........
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I'm sorry about your loss. Semper Paratus.
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My deepest sympthies to you and your family Bumper.
Those Patriot Guard Riders are truly an outstanding bunch and have earned my complete respect and gratiatude as well. I have met a few of 'em while out and about and I make it a point to personally thank 'em for the job they take on. It means so much more to so many people than realized.
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So sorry to hear about your nephew. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
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Sorry about your loss. I met some of these guys oneday while out riding. They are truly patriots.
My thoughts are with you and your family Bumper.
The Patriot Guard is truly something Americans can be totally proud of, what sucks is the reason they came to be. I've attended one funeral for a WWII vet where a small band of the PG were involved, it was a beautiful sight.
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Condolences to Bumper and to your nephew's family!
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Condolences on your loss, Bumper.
I'm a proud member of the PGR, and I've never met a finer group of people (even if they did accept me as a member LOL).
It's a truly humbling experience, standing the flag line to honor one of our fallen Heroes.
Just a quick note - you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join the PGR and attend missions. It does not matter how you arrive at a mission, all that matters is the respect in your heart.
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Condolences on your loss as well, Bumper.
I'm a long standing member of PGR and proud of it. The saddest ceremonies are those where the deceased has no one to stand for him or her, one of the reasons I'm proud to go and stand for anyone. My dad was military, AF, for 30 years, retired as a Chief Master Sargent.
PGR is a great organization and growing every day.
Prayers with you and your family Bumper
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Condolences on the family loss, Bumper
And thanks for those of you who serve with the PGR...
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Bumper I'm saddened to hear of the loss of your nephew.
Pertaining to your nephew's burial, the Guard posts a "callout" to ALL the Patriot Guard Riders. It's called a "Confirmed Misson Ride" They (the PGR) do post every loss in order to get the info out to ALL chapters. I ride with the Blue Knights, and have had the privilidge to ride with these Men and Women of the PGR and they do an AMAZING JOB of providing security and respect for the Families of the Fallen
Here's the link if you wish to see more about the PGR. Their motto is "Standing for Those who Stood for Us"
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Sorry for your loss Bumper. Peace to your family, and Thanks to Him For his service. Rest in Peace Brother.
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I have a friend here in Wichita, patriot guard rider, he was riding home from a run and had some kids drop a railroad spike from a bridge down at him, he was on the turnpike and at speed. Shattered his right leg below the knee, never caught the kids, soon to be back to work, we hope. These are truly fine people showing respect for great people, sorry for your loss bumper.
My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family, Bumper.
God bless the PGR!!
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