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Tatonka69
August 16, 2009, 1:21pm Report to Moderator
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To my friend Jon,

We've ridden a few miles together, I don't really know how many, but I'm thankful for every one of them.  I do know that a couple of hours ago, with tears in my eyes, I rode the last mile we will ever ride together. I had the honor of riding with your beautiful daughter Jesse behind me. I also had the sad honor of helping to carry you to your final rest.

I thank you for being my friend, my brother, a mentor and all the things you were to me and to our WWR Brothers and Sisters. I thank you for building the WWR into the organization it is today.  You would have been proud today.  As a matter of fact, you were out in front of the escort today, just like you were so many times for other soldiers.  We will all miss you but we will carry on even with heavy hearts. I promise that every mission I ride from now on, the footpegs will be down and I will remember you always.

Oscar  


[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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Lutz
August 16, 2009, 1:32pm Report to Moderator

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To Illinois:

I want you to know that for the two hours that the funeral was taking place, the forums were down and anyone going to the WWR website found this instead (again, for two hours approximately, depending on propagation):

http://www.warriorswatch.org/jon.html (This link is now permenant)


"The day will come when it will be recognized without doubt throughout the civilized world that the strangling of Bolshevism at birth would have been an untold blessing to the human race." - Winston Churchill

"A ghoul descending from a pile of skulls." - Winston Churchill
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Thinblueline0_1
August 16, 2009, 1:57pm Report to Moderator

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Jon D,
         Rest in peace brother for you will allways be in our hearts


Kevin Atwell

Riding in Honor of my
USN Michael D'Imperio My uncle... Retired
Cousin Tim Lindsay USMC - Active
Robert Hinclky Jr USMC - Active
XO  Robert D. Hincley - Active ,Reserve

God Bless all our Men and Women here and abroad, know that we will always be with you.

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ROADHOUSE
August 16, 2009, 2:16pm Report to Moderator

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
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JonD. MENTER,LEADERAND MOST OF ALL MY FRIEND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN YOU ARE MISSED, RIDE FREE MY BROTHER
GODSPEED


HE WHO STANDS WITH ME THIS DAY WILL FOREVER BE MY BROTHER,
LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE



DOUGLAS K. MACE 101'ST AIRBORNE VET .R.V.N.
PROUD PARENT OF A SOLDIER
RIDEING IN HONOR OF
SFC. KEITH MACE WW2 101'ST
SPEC.4 BARRY LAMBERT R.V.N.
SGT.KEN SEMONS R.V.N.
JonD RIDE FREE MY FRIEND
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BIG JOE
August 16, 2009, 3:29pm Report to Moderator

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Well Jon D you got the high speed escort you asked for……….No LEOs and you got the best road blocking I have ever seen….I know you would have dug the shit out of it.
It was the best…Your daughter was having a nice reprieve from her grief as she was waving and giving thumbs up..
You owned the highway my friend…as our heroes have before you……..
I know a lot of what went on was a little out of tradition in the 14 tribe sense, but no one seemed to care….Nice touch with Free Bird…
Coastie Tom and I did a little more than the traditional two shovels full, but we thought you wouldn’t mind….I had to do something with my hands…
I also met your friends from CDW---they loved you too….
…..BTW we got a Chicago PD escort to the highway---they probably wanted to get us the hell out of town but it was cool none the less.
Rest in peace my friend…..Rest in peace……
You know we were talking—they probably needed someone to do welcome homes in heaven, and they couldn’t have a better coordinator…..Don’t raise too much hell and I’ll do the same and we’ll see each other again.
God bless you my friend as you have blessed us…
Gotta go ----we have a welcome home....You wouldn’t want us doing anything else.





All gave some.
Some gave all.

Big Joe
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Military Police Joint Security Area Pan Mun Jom Korea 72-73
SETAF 73-74
Joe JR
U.S.Army
Big Red One 01-06
Iraq 04-05


Take America Back!
Join The Sons Of Liberty
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REDBEARD
August 16, 2009, 4:22pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from BIG JOE
Well Jon D you got the high speed escort you asked for……….No LEOs and you got the best road blocking I have ever seen….I know you would have dug the shit out of it.
It was the best…Your daughter was having a nice reprieve from her grief as she was waving and giving thumbs up..
You owned the highway my friend…as our heroes have before you……..
I know a lot of what went on was a little out of tradition in the 14 tribe sense, but no one seemed to care….Nice touch with Free Bird…
Coastie Tom and I did a little more than the traditional two shovels full, but we thought you wouldn’t mind….I had to do something with my hands…
I also met your friends from CDW---they loved you too….
…..BTW we got a Chicago PD escort to the highway---they probably wanted to get us the hell out of town but it was cool none the less.
Rest in peace my friend…..Rest in peace……
You know we were talking—they probably needed someone to do welcome homes in heaven, and they couldn’t have a better coordinator…..Don’t raise too much hell and I’ll do the same and we’ll see each other again.
God bless you my friend as you have blessed us…
Gotta go ----we have a welcome home....You wouldn’t want us doing anything else.





........ ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC READ!!!!!!  
   a Biker SEND OFF !!!!!!
The Entire East Coast Family was there in Spirit.

RIP Jon D




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"For those who have fought for it , FREEDOM has a flavor the protected will never know"

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budman54
August 16, 2009, 4:33pm Report to Moderator

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Godspeed JonD  


In Honor of Kathryn M. Fialkowski,

In Honor of  My Father, C. E. Stilwell
Chief US Navy Retired RIP  
WWII, Korea, Cold War Veteran

In Honor of my Brother Thomas E. Stilwell
FA US Navy Vet RIP
Viet Nam Era Veteran

In Horor of My Sister in Law
SFC Sara E. Stilwell
US Army Vet RIP
Cold War Veteran

In Honor of the 343 FDNY "Smoke Eaters"
RIP Brothers
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Rambone
August 16, 2009, 4:49pm Report to Moderator

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES KAT, RIP
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Quoted from BIG JOE
Well Jon D you got the high speed escort you asked for……….No LEOs and you got the best road blocking I have ever seen….I know you would have dug the shit out of it.
It was the best…Your daughter was having a nice reprieve from her grief as she was waving and giving thumbs up..
You owned the highway my friend…as our heroes have before you……..
I know a lot of what went on was a little out of tradition in the 14 tribe sense, but no one seemed to care….Nice touch with Free Bird…
Coastie Tom and I did a little more than the traditional two shovels full, but we thought you wouldn’t mind….I had to do something with my hands…
I also met your friends from CDW---they loved you too….
…..BTW we got a Chicago PD escort to the highway---they probably wanted to get us the hell out of town but it was cool none the less.
Rest in peace my friend…..Rest in peace……
You know we were talking—they probably needed someone to do welcome homes in heaven, and they couldn’t have a better coordinator…..Don’t raise too much hell and I’ll do the same and we’ll see each other again.
God bless you my friend as you have blessed us…
Gotta go ----we have a welcome home....You wouldn’t want us doing anything else.



Very nice indeed. Farewell Jon, you will not be forgotten.






An American Soldier is someone who, at some point in their life, wrote out a check, payable"to the United States of America" for the sum total of up to and including my life." We as citizens of those same United States owe them no less than unconditional support.


"Love is the feelin you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle."
~Sonny Barger

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JEEFandSUSANA
August 16, 2009, 5:06pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from BIG JOE
Well Jon D you got the high speed escort you asked for……….No LEOs and you got the best road blocking I have ever seen….I know you would have dug the shit out of it.


Yup, it was indeed spectacular. One helluva ride!

Thanks JonD................for everything.




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Fitz
August 16, 2009, 5:35pm Report to Moderator

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WELL SAID BIG JOE-AMEN, AND RIP JON....................


My Dad-WWII-1928-1991
My Son-OIF-2004-Army MP
Dick Bowe-Viet Nam-1967-1969-Army
Steve Bowe-OIF-2003-Il.Army NG MP
Keith Nurnburg-OIF-2007-KIA
Major Anne Brophy-Afg. 2009
Friends JonD,Proud Parent,Mike,Deb & Bob-RIP
If you won't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand infront of them.
The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past-it flies from the last breath of each Soldier, Airman, Sailor and Marine who has died to protect our Freedoms
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Lisajan
August 16, 2009, 6:24pm Report to Moderator

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Glad to hear all went well today...
Godspeed Jon...
LJ


"There is Good and Bad in Everything"
SSG Paul "swany" Swanson


Riding in memory of Sgt Jennifer Hartman and JonD, two very special people that I missed the great honor to know...
Riding in honor for my dear friend, Joe "Papa Joe" Blasingame 06/18/2010

and Al "Bluesman" Philo  July 24th 2010...
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August 16, 2009, 6:54pm Report to Moderator
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Amen Big Joe.
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Hilsen
August 16, 2009, 7:11pm Report to Moderator

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Well JonD we sent you off just as you always wanted. Talk about fly...well we did. Talk about everyone covering the exit ramps and entrance ramps well it was like we did every mission like this. No rehearsals but you would have thought so because it was so well choreographed. Team work, AT IT'S BEST Sweetie! I know you know 'cuz you were there. We felt you with us all the way. Of course because you lead the way.

As for Coastie, I tell you Jon you would have presented him with the Challenge Coin. It was Flawless and Perfection. God Bless him, 'cuz we know it was so hard for him to do for you, his brother and dear friend. But I know you know this too, because you were there.

Jon, I know you saw how many wanted to be there for you. How many respected and loved you, but did you ever really think there would be that many? DJ (Crow from WI), Rocky (with broken foot and crushed knee), Kevin (Kontractor with WWR signs on the back of his truck), Denise, Steve SC of IN. and every member of the WWR that had that day free and many of the PGR brothers and sisters; Rick/Freebird, Ro, and so many more. But you also know that, because you were there.

Jon, we did not mean to make the WWII vetearn cry when we presented him the Challenge Coin for his service...but we also know they were tears of joy because he said "No one ever thanked me before." I am not sure who was driving him, but he later got a hold of Oopsie and told her how much that coin meant to him and how he blurted out "Thank You Jon for leading such a wonderful group of selfless people." Oopsie was told he would not leave go of that coin, but then again you knew that because you were there.

I know you also knew of the Welcome Home this same day in Algonquin that Doug Mace was RC'ing. So you know why some of us could not make it the the Shiva. Well we did make it there on time to Welcome Home Matt Harman. I tell you he was so surprised and excited it made all of us with heavy hearts feel good all over again. Yes JonD, it is all about the mission. Our men and women in the military and for all they sacrifice for our freedoms. Sure there were tears shed at the briefing, but by the time we formed the escort everyone put on that smile and filled out hearts with Welcoming this soldier as he should be welcomed home. But then again, you knew that too because you were there.

You'll never leave us JonD and we know that. We feed off of that we need that because being without you is like...well I don't have the words for that thought. You are there, will always will be there and so will we be there. That is they way you wanted it, the way taught us and you made us better people because of who you are.

Well Jon, I could tell you so much more about today and these past 4 days but I know you know because you were there.

With All Our LOVE and RESPECT


Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ. 2. The American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your Freedom.

http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/Battle%20Hymn/

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your Government when it deserves it" -Mark Twain

Ride in peace JonD, Debbie, Mike, Irish, Kat, Ron, Wheelmaster and Chgo Jim.
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bdime
August 16, 2009, 7:25pm Report to Moderator

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Godspeed Jon.  Thank You for getting us involved in the WWR.  We were honored to send you off in the WWR style.  The LEO from Buffalo Grove that led you out was our son Dan, and he was happy to help you on your way today.  Rest in peace and get that welcome home going in heaven for us will you?  Barb and Dave


Ride free Jon D ☼      Honoring our service men and women in Chicago, IL.               
♥ ♥ Proud parent of a LEO
  
  US ARMY 91Bravo 74-77
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Coastie
August 16, 2009, 7:31pm Report to Moderator

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At the first Illinois WWR mission, JonD told the assembled riders that anyone who wanted to be a Ride Captain in the WWR could do so at any time by simply volunteering to lead a mission.  As stated in earlier posts on this thread, every WWR member was appointed Ride Captain of this mission for JonD.

One of the responsibilities of R/C's is to post a ride report when the mission is completed.  There is no way on God's Green Earth that I am going to try to summarize what happened today without the help and input from the 100-plus Ride Captains that actively participated in sending off our brother.  I realize this is breaking a rule, but I think Jon would appreciate that.

So how about I start, and anyone who wants to add something, please do so.  Please include pictures if you have them.  Then someone with better computer skills than me (which pretty much includes most 9-year-olds) can consolidate the notes to make a ride report for submission.

Ride Report for JonD's Honor Mission, Northern Illinois, 16 Aug 2009:


On this beautiful Sunday morning, riders from at least three states began assembling at pre-staging areas in and around Illinois to take our brother and leader JonD to his resting place.  A large number of riders assembled at the D-C.  That's the "dirty crapper" Phillips 66 station east of Algonquin where JonD often staged riders for welcome homes, send-offs, or KIA missions.  We hugged, we cried, and we got ready to ride.

On the way to the funeral home we passed a horse farm where a couple dozen horses and colts where running through a green field, running free in the wind, manes flying, in the early morning sunlight.  That was the first of many times I lost it today, and I'm just glad Big Joe was on my left, who swerved to avoid my weaving on the narrow road.

When we got to the funeral home there were over fifty bikes already lined up.  Matter, Bob, Skip, and the Wisconsin gang had arrived early to make sure riders and cagers got situated in the parking lot.  Buffalo Grove PD had three squads standing by to get us out safely.  Someone told me they had counted 103 bikes at one point, but I think more came after that.  Many people wore arm bands made by Dave and Joan, who stayed up all night making them.  Others wore pinbacks made by Jeff and Susana.

We had an opportunity to pay our respects to Jon before holding our ride brief.  Ridercoach Judy explained what we could expect at the graveside service, which was a big help to those of us ignorant of the customs and traditions of the 14 tribes.  Pastor John said a prayer for JonD and all of us.  Pastor John led a lot of prayers for us this week, which was a huge help and very much appreciated.  We then carefully loaded our brother into the hearse for his final ride.

We mounted up as the hearse and immediate family lined up at the parking lot exit, but stayed "cold iron" (engines off, total silence).  On signal, well over 100 bikes lit up as one, likely causing some poor seismologist somewhere to jump out of his chair as the earth shook in Northern Illinois.

Yvette rode passenger on JonD's mission bike up front, piloted by Monster.  I can't imagine a safer place for her to be.  God help the poor bugger who might have gotten in Monster's path on that ride.

The escort ride to the cemetery was fast, the way JonD would want it, and was helped along by expert road guarding by our best riders.  Road guarding, done properly, is a thing of beauty to behold.  You guys performed a mechanical ballet, and I thank you.

I'm going to leave off here and ask others to add more detail and their thoughts about the service or anything else.  I'll never forget this day and all the people who threw their hearts into this mission for our brother.  It was the hardest mission ever, but also the easiest, as 100-plus Ride Captains took charge and got it done - proper.

It's about the troops,
It's always about the troops,
It's only about the troops.


I miss you my brother,

Coastie


Coastie

"Hope is good - Freedom is better" - Coastie

A bit of everyone we do this for - rides with us forever-more.
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