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Patriot Guard Mission Complete
for Fallen Hero
US Army Sergeant Jeffery S. Mersman
Wednesday 21 November 2007
US Army Sgt
Jeff S. Mersman, 23 years old of Parker, Kansas
of five soldiers
action 09 November 2007 in Aranus, Afghanistan.
Sgt Mersman was serving
States of America fighting terrorism supporting
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt Mersman had
served 3 Tours of Duty in Iraq and had joined
the US Army 6 years ago. Sgt Mersman died of
wounds sustained when their patrol was ambushed
by direct fire from enemy forces. Sgt Mersman
was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne
Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat
Team, Vicenza, Italy.
Thank You Notes:
My sincere appreciation goes out to all
the Patriot Guard Riders who participated in
life of my son, Sgt. Jeffery Mersman.
Nearly two hundred dedicated patriots
escorted Jeff from the airport in Gardner,
Kansas to the funeral home in a display of
patriotism I have never witnessed.
Jeff’s family and friends were deeply
touched and continue to express their
gratitude for your participation.
Your presence during the visitation was also
a tremendous show of respect. Standing guard
American flags and your willingness to
protect the privacy of my family during this
difficult time, meant a great deal. Many
Patriot Riders braved extreme weather
conditions to participate and honor Jeff at
the funeral service and burial. I feel
honored knowing that Jeff’s military service
was appreciated by all of you. It was a
pleasure meeting the dedicated men and women
of the Patriot Guard. Your participation
touched the lives of many people and you
will never be forgotten. Please continue to
pray for Jeff and all the families that you
come in contact with. May God bless you and
all the Patriot Guard Riders.
I just want to say that the showing
of the guard for Jeffrey Mersman on
Saturday at Gardner Airport,
was the most impressive event I have
ever witnessed. It was a very sad
day to bring home a child like
We are ever
appreciative for your mission.
Again, Thank You from the bottom of
God Bless you all and God Bless