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Tatonka69
August 15, 2009, 1:13am Report to Moderator
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To my WWR family,
After escorting my dear friend and his family tonight, I am tired but cannot sleep.  Through many tears, I have read all these beautiful messages and can't say anything that hasn't already been said.  All I know is that the many KIA and Honor missions I have been part of with PGR and now with WWR have all been difficult.  I am sure that all of you feel the same way I do that you never get used to the pain. There was much pain tonight, yet tonight , it was more intense.  Many will remember Greg Bowman's untimely death. Sadly, we have been down this road before.  When tragedy strikes one of our own, the grief is magnified.  My hope is that we  step back and give thanks that we are all a part of such a great family.  If one thing comes through loud and clear reading these posts from all over the country, it is that there is a lot of love within this fine organization.  Love for our soldiers and their families, love of country, love for our fellow members, love for (and from)  strangers we don't even know and love for our friend and leader Jon D.  I am so proud to be a member of WWR and to be associated with such fine people.  I know we will pay proper tribute to Jon on Sunday for his service to our great country and for his service to the soldiers he loved so much.  We will also honor him for his dedication to the Warriors Watch mission.  Then we will honor him by continuing to support the WWR mission as he would have wanted us to do. In an instant message sent to Jon yesterday morning, I wished him well on his trip and added "he was a good friend".  It was the last thing I would ever say to him.  In that spirit I would like to say that you are all good friends and I love all of you.

Oscar C. Blomgren, III
RC- N. IL WWR

Oscar C. Blomgren, III  


[size=14]Riding in memory of all the Servicemen we have ridden missions for, all our Veterans,  all the Servicemen presently defending our great country and my buddy JonD.  Although he has been taken from us, he continues to provide the inspiration that will keep us dedicated to our mission. Although I only met him once, I will always remember sweet little Elijah, taken too soon.
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Wheelmaster
August 15, 2009, 1:48am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from RiderCoachJudy
My most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of JonD.   We are all saddened by the loss of this hero.       If anyone needs accommodations for Saturday night I have room for a few people.

HaMakom yenacheim etchem betoch sha'ar aveiliei Tzion v'Yerushalayim" -- May the Almighty comfort you among those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem


Icould also sqeeze acouple pople in.  QN Bed and a couch. Floor is out as the dog is off herdiet andbelieves in the no seconds rule. Meat of flesh touch the ground it belongs to her.
HM 847-854-0730
cell  815-236-0330


Bob Andereson
Riding in Memory of DAD
CPL. Robert Anderson
U.S. ARMY
Okinawa
45'-46'

R.I.P. Jon-Deb-Mike
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Rabbit
August 15, 2009, 2:17am Report to Moderator

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Rest In Peace Brother you are in our hearts in Pa




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country
August 15, 2009, 2:24am Report to Moderator

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Mia,
Do ya see what JonD meant to us?  Someone that cared!

That's all there really is.

Country MIKE


RIGHT BEHIND YA!
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1ABGEORGE
August 15, 2009, 5:04am Report to Moderator

WE DONT DO FEAR,SO SCREW IT,LET'S RIDE
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MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO JON'S D FAMILY,FRIENDS AND WWR FAMILY IN ILLINOIS DURING THIS TRUELY HARD TIME AND SORROW OVER JON PASSING. I AM IN TOTAL SHOCK AND TRUELY SADDENED OVER THE TRAGIC LOSS JON D. THANK YOU JON D FOR YOUR SERVICE AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.  
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fyrlieu
August 15, 2009, 5:47am Report to Moderator

Dubiquilts My love My life Ride In Peace
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Quoted from bratkiv
Last year a group of us were talking about the importance of welcome homes and John said that if anything ever happend to him and there was a welcome home the same day as his funeral, he wants everyone to go to the welcome home.  That sums up the kind of man he was. Even in death he honors those that wear the uniform, the same uniform that he once proudly wore.  

We can all take comfort in two things.

1. Jon escorted many KIA in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana over the last few years and they will be waiting for him with a flagline and salute to thank him for bringing them home.
2.When it's our turn to leave this world, Jon will be in charge of our welcome homes and if you thought he did a good job here on Earth imagine what your welcome home will be like on the other side.

I cannot think of Jon and be sad.  He brought so much joy to so many people.  His goal was to make sure that every family that wanted a welcome home for their son or daughter would get one. It didn't matter if there was one bike or 200 bikes, the smile on the face of a soldier was always just as big and that's all that matters.

Stand down Jon, your mission is complete. Rest easy you earned it.

Mark, Austin, Ethan, Beth


My Brother Mark said exactly what I was thinking, and maybe said it better.  
So with that; to Yvette, Josh, and Jessica,  anything, anytime, anywhere your whole WWR family is ready to deliver.

My Brother Jon: stand down, we have your back.  
fyrlieu and proud parent.    



FDNY 343 NEVER FORGET, DESPITE THE POLITICIANS WHO ALREADY HAVE.
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August 15, 2009, 6:35am Report to Moderator

HAVE A NICE DAY !!
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Quoted from Tatonka69
To my WWR family,
After escorting my dear friend and his family tonight, I am tired but cannot sleep.  Through many tears, I have read all these beautiful messages and can't say anything that hasn't already been said.  All I know is that the many KIA and Honor missions I have been part of with PGR and now with WWR have all been difficult.  I am sure that all of you feel the same way I do that you never get used to the pain. There was much pain tonight, yet tonight , it was more intense.  Many will remember Greg Bowman's untimely death. Sadly, we have been down this road before.  When tragedy strikes one of our own, the grief is magnified.  My hope is that we  step back and give thanks that we are all a part of such a great family.  If one thing comes through loud and clear reading these posts from all over the country, it is that there is a lot of love within this fine organization.  Love for our soldiers and their families, love of country, love for our fellow members, love for (and from)  strangers we don't even know and love for our friend and leader Jon D.  I am so proud to be a member of WWR and to be associated with such fine people.  I know we will pay proper tribute to Jon on Sunday for his service to our great country and for his service to the soldiers he loved so much.  We will also honor him for his dedication to the Warriors Watch mission.  Then we will honor him by continuing to support the WWR mission as he would have wanted us to do. In an instant message sent to Jon yesterday morning, I wished him well on his trip and added "he was a good friend".  It was the last thing I would ever say to him.  In that spirit I would like to say that you are all good friends and I love all of you.

Oscar C. Blomgren, III
RC- N. IL WWR

Oscar C. Blomgren, III  


OSCAR,  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS.
I COULD NOT HAVE PUT THESE WORDS TOGETHER, LIKE YOU DID.

ONE THING FOR SURE.  THE WORD "LOVE" HAS BEEN SAID MORE IN THE
LAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS, THAN THE LAST TWENTY FOUR DAY'S.

WITH THAT BEING SAID,  "I LOVE ALL OF YOU"


Robert L. Smith, Jr.

In honor of my Brother, Jon Dreymann and my Sister Deb.
The moon gives you light,��
And the bugles and the drums give you music;��
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans,��
My heart gives you love.

Walt Whitman-Drum Taps

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Rich G
August 15, 2009, 7:51am Report to Moderator

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Our sincere condolences go out to Jon's family and friends. Words can't express the sadness and sorrow for our fallen brother. The WWR will surely miss him. Rest in Peace dear friend. We will never forget you. May God receive you in his arms.


Thank you for your dedication to serve this great nation.
May God bless you for your act of selflessness.
You are truly a hero to us all.

Rich and Leanet

'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'

"Tough times never last, tough people do."
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Spike
August 15, 2009, 8:07am Report to Moderator

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Standing by Rain or Shine! Sun or clouds, Cold or Warm! Because it is the right thing to do. I didnt know Jon very well but his warm heart was open to me the very first time I met him he made me feel more welcome to a group then ever before. Thank you for everything Jon and It will be my Honor to ride this mission and every mission hear after with you in my thoughts.  


Riding in Memory of my Grandfather PFC Henry Giermala USMC WWII.
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Tank
August 15, 2009, 8:21am Report to Moderator

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Rest in Peace Jon D.  Thank you for your service and for supporting our troops.  Doing things right is important....... Doing the right things is how you Jon D will be remembered.

With Respect,


Tank


Tank

Woodstock, GA

Proud Navy Dad and riding in memory of my Dad Major Robert D. Sterling WWII combat vet, United States Army
avatar: USS IWO JIMA

Never forget September 11, 2001.

For those who serve, past and present. Thank you.
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August 15, 2009, 8:23am Report to Moderator

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Hi my family near and far,
I wanted to thank everyone for the phone calls, emails, hugs, and kisses ...although I did not read all of the replies yet, I will!  I know all of our hearts are hurting.    I wanted to share with you the last photo of Jon D, Thursday morning before he left for work.  

I appreciate each and everyone of you and so did Jon D!

Love, Yvette

Proudly served in the US Army, Jon D '80 - '84





Yvette "Camera Nut"
http://www.warriorswatch.shutterfly.com

God Bless our Service Members, First Responders, and their Families.

Ride in peace JonD, Deb, Mike, Irish, Kat, Ron, Wheelmaster and Chgo Jim.
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JEEFandSUSANA
August 15, 2009, 8:36am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Coastie
Tonight, on less than two hours notice, 30 some riders braved Chicago rush hour traffic to meet at the Hinsdale Oasis to escort JonD to the funeral home in Buffalo Grove.  Not surprising really.


Because it was the only thing to do.

Hardest ride of our life to date. Proud yet saddened to be there to participate.

I have no doubt that he still rides with us........no doubt it was JonD pulling the plug on our other Jonathan's bike last night as we rolled in.

Although we (myself, Susana) have lost a friend I feel deeply saddened for those of you that were even closer to him.

Many of you are far better expressing what the rest of us feel, at least far better than I.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts.



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JEEFandSUSANA
August 15, 2009, 8:40am Report to Moderator

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   I wanted to share with you the last photo of Jon D, Thursday morning before he left for work.  

Love, Yvette



Right click......save.


Thank you Yvette.



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August 15, 2009, 8:55am Report to Moderator
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Hi my family near and far,
I wanted to thank everyone for the phone calls, emails, hugs, and kisses ...although I did not read all of the replies yet, I will!  I know all of our hearts are hurting.    I wanted to share with you the last photo of Jon D, Thursday morning before he left for work.  

I appreciate each and everyone of you and so did Jon D!

Love, Yvette

Proudly served in the US Army, Jon D '80 - '84


Thanks Yvette.

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Pops
August 15, 2009, 9:12am Report to Moderator

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JonD, I don't know the words to express how I feel, You will be missed
Yvette, In my heart always

Pops


Pops

In Memory of Jon D,

"I feel assured that no American will hesitate to rally round the standard of his insulted country in defense of that freedom and independence achieved by the wisdom of sages and consecrated by the blood of heroes." --Thomas Jefferson
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