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Dukesmom1
August 14, 2009, 2:20pm Report to Moderator

You only live once so make it count!
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Quoted from Hilsen


You can say that again Chambeaux. That mischievous smile and infectious laugh will always live within us. No one can ever take that away nor all the good times we all spent together. Thank God for that.
(Can anyone imagine him up there with his mischievousness and laugh? I can and the Angels have their hands full and are loving it.)


I think I will miss that the most. And the calming in hs voice.
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The Stalker
August 14, 2009, 2:41pm Report to Moderator

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Where do I even begin.....

I met Jon & Yvette when we were all still wearing Y&B.  Jon led us all to the WWR and we were so glad that he did.  We have become a family.  Do we always get along, no.  But isn't that what family is about...agree to disagree at times, we are still family.

Jon was a brother to me, and Yvette a sister.  Not through blood but through friendship.  I don't think a day has gone by since the WWR started in N. IL where I haven't talked to, texted with or emailed with Jon D. and Yvette.  Jon was my voice of reason, of understanding, and knowledge.

We received the news from Yvette last night on our way to WI where we would be staying the night for an early morning two state mission this morning.  I wanted to turn around, to be there with Yvette.  Yvette said no, Jon would want you at the misson.  Yvette was right, Jon would want us at the mission.  Jon ALWAYS said, if he ever died and it was between standing a flag line for him or welcoming home a soldier, that we BETTER welcome home the soldier.  
With that in the back of my mind, we did continue on for the mission.  

We wore black arm bands, we hugged, we cried.  A WI officer played the bag pipes for us.  We than did what Jon would have wanted, we went on with the mission.  We escorted home 21 soldiers from a year long deployment in Afghanistan.  We hugged each soldier, we thanked each one for their service, and we escorted them the 300 some miles back to Illinois to be with their families all the while knowing our family will never be the same.  

Jon D always with a smile, always joking around, always making you smile and always there when you needed him.  Jon, we will take care of Yvette, Josh and Jessica, please know that.  We will not let you down as you were always there for us.  

Jon, my brother, my friend, my mentor, I love you Jon and will miss you.

Lisa

The photo on my avatar is Jon D FThursday morning as he left for work, bike packed up for his trip to NY.


L. Moran

If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

Ride Free Jon D
Ride Free Bob (Wheely)
Ride Free Chicago Jim
You will always be in my heart
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JEEFandSUSANA
August 14, 2009, 2:51pm Report to Moderator

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It is what he would have wanted. Mission first.

He was one of the few people that called us by name rather than Reno's parents.


We now ride in honor of JonD and what he stood for.



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GO ARMY Robert Smith
August 14, 2009, 2:51pm Report to Moderator

HAVE A NICE DAY !!
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       JON,

   I LOVE YOU MAN  !!!!!!

    GONNA MISS 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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BIG JOE
August 14, 2009, 2:59pm Report to Moderator

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I cant believe it…..I walk into my laundry room and see the cabinets he took the time on a Sunday to help me hang….I look at the rear of my bike where he replaced the back rubber deal that fell off…---On his back in the driveway of a soldier we were doing a welcome home for no less…
I remember the first time I met him….It was raining like hell for a KIA in Skokie—he drove his pick up and Marulli and I rode…Man did we give him shit..
I remember the time UGs showed up at a mission Coastie was running. Jon D took his bike over in font of the assholes and revved it so much I thought the damn thing would explode….luckily Coastie told him to knock it off before it did.
I remember how he loved doing parades and how his bike was usually heard above the rest….
I remember the arena football game where we rode out onto the field—Jon D with two cheerleaders on his bike….
And Yvette always with him taking pictures and being a part of whatever it took as well.
I remember how Jon was always ready to defuse a situation when necessary, or meet it head on when also necessary.
We rode in any weather, side by side…We drove when we had to
He was always ready to do whatever it took whenever it was called for.
But no matter what it was it was always for the troops and their families, and that dedication was always the driving force.
As my wife Mary said this is a hole that will never be filled…He was a good man
He was always the anchor and foundation of what it meant to show honor respect and support for our troops and their families.
He always took me for what I was, good, bad and sometimes ugly.
I will miss him always as I miss him now.

God be with you Jon D.

.


All gave some.
Some gave all.

Big Joe
U.S.Army
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


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TREAD HEAD
August 14, 2009, 3:01pm Report to Moderator

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Yvette and the kids. It seems sureal to me right now. Jon, you were so many things to so many people. You always had the big picture in mind and kept your eye on the prize. You truley always knew what the Mission was. We will carry on and make you proud. Thanks for always keeping the Troops first and foremost ! Find peace my brother and rest. You're in good company now.    \ : (  (salute)


                                   U S Army
                       '78 - '80  2/77 Armor 9th Inf.
                       '80 - '82  3/32   3rd Armor

" Service and Sacrifice, that's what it's all about baby".........me
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matter
August 14, 2009, 3:02pm Report to Moderator


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From my last 2 emails to him before he left..

"Be safe!"

and

"We'll miss you...."

I did not know how much we could miss him.... Wish I didn't now know..........

JonD, my friend and mentor.... I am just wrecked...

Yvette, and all the rest of the WWR family..

I am standing by.. In ANY capacity.....

-matter


"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Thomas Paine

Riding in Memory of JonD, Proud Parent (Deb), Mike, Irish, Kat, RCRON, Wheelmaster & Chicago Jim.
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GO ARMY Robert Smith
August 14, 2009, 3:12pm Report to Moderator

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MY DEAR FRIEND JON

THIS IS ONE OF THE SADDEST DAY'S OF MY LIFE.

I'M GOING TO MISS YOU VERY MUCH

ONLY YOU AND I KNOW HOW MUCH WE LAUGHED
ON DIFFERENT TOPICS.    YES .....  OSCAR GAVE US
MANY ITEMS TO DISCUSS AND LAUGH ABOUT.

JON,  I'M A BETTER PERSON JUST FOR THE FACT THAT
I KNEW YOU.  

I LOVE YOU JON.


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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Training Wheel
August 14, 2009, 3:15pm Report to Moderator

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Jon, my heart aches...I am so glad that I had the privledge to know you, to be your friend. I will cherish all the times we spent together. I keep playing our phone call yesterday over in my head and remember so many rides and meals and laughs! May you ride forever in peace - Love Ya, Kathleen


Kathleen (Kathy)

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis

Ride free Bob, JonD, Jim, Deb, Mike, Irish, and Kat.
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IronRick
August 14, 2009, 3:23pm Report to Moderator

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Jon,

I AM STANDING BY.
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Falcon
August 14, 2009, 3:26pm Report to Moderator

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This is incredibly sad. Very hard to grasp. I will miss Jon very much.


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Beads
August 14, 2009, 3:28pm Report to Moderator

It's WHO we ride for!
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"JonD" - PATRIOT, FRIEND, LEADER

Rest in peace, your watch is over now let us carry on as you would have.
Thanks for showing me the way.......
And to Yvette and family, we feel your loss and pain. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

"BEADS"


Cheryl
Proud Blue Star Mom of a US Marine
2000- still active
Some heroes wear capes, ours wear dog tags and kevlar- so rest safely tonight, our sons and daughters are on duty.  

RIP JonD, Wheely, ChgoJim, Dubiquilts & Irish


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d rock
August 14, 2009, 3:32pm Report to Moderator

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Jon was a great friend and comarade, I miss him very much already.  He has touched many lives and honored many service members.  I am so glad for the fun time I spent with him last Sunday morning.  I remember all the rides together especially the night rides.  I remember when we put flags together and he loaded twenty five into my Jeep and told me to use them wherever I could to honor the troops active or fallen.  He was the force behind and front man for the WWR IL.  We have been able to accomplish so much good with his leadership and wisdom.  Even in times of bitterness he stayed positive and was a calming influence.  I will miss his smile.  Terry and I are praying for Evette and Jon's family.  My heart goes out to Yvette, one of the sweetest women I know.  I know we will honor Jon now and forever.
Doug Askren


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lukester1947
August 14, 2009, 3:33pm Report to Moderator

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Thoughts and prayers going out to Jon's family and friends.

Luke
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Chambo
August 14, 2009, 3:40pm Report to Moderator

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Of all the honor missions I have done and thought I would do I never expected this one.  It will be my honor to stand and ride for my friend Jon.


Keith Chambers
Thank and recognize those that protect us for our freedom comes at a high price.



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