Charles J. Krause, WWII Vet, Baltimore, 14 Nov

Patriot Guard Riders.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Charles J. Krause.  He was a WWII Veteran, serving in the Army's 1737th Service Command Unit from July of 1944 to June of 1946.   He had received Orders to be deployed overseas just before Japan surrendered, and therefore the Orders were canceled so he did not have to go.  He was stationed at Fort Warren, Wyoming, and for a period of time the Army sent him for classes and training at Texas A & M University.  He had the honor of being chosen to be one of the MPs to serve as a guard for General Dwight Eisenhower and his family; a part of his service about which he was especially proud (although he was very humble about it, as were most of those of his generation).  If he had stayed in the Army for another 2 months, he would have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, but when his time was up, he opted to return here to finish his degree in chemistry at Loyola College, so he was honorably discharged as a Corporal.  He worked as a chemist until he retired 22 years ago and moved to Ocean Pines (Berlin) Maryland.

On top of being an honorable Veteran, Mr. Krause was also the father of one of our Maryland Ride Captains.  Our most heartfelt condolences to Mark and the entire Krause family.

The family has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to come to services and pay our respects.  It will be an honor.

Ride Captain:  Chief Bill Staats, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 14 Nov 2011 – Funeral services and interment
Rally Time:  0845 – 0900 hrs
Rally Location:  Royal Farm Store/BP Gas (map)
                        3601 Potee Street @ intersection with Patapsco Ave.
Briefing @ 0900 hrs
We will  proceed for the short ride to the church following the briefing.  We will be in place before 0940 hrs in order to have the flag line in place for the family arrival.  Services will take place at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church located at 3803 4th Street in Brooklyn.
Service begins at 1000 hrs and is expected to last 1 hour.  After the services we will join the procession to Louden Park Cemetery for graveside service with military honors.  We will reform our flag lines for final interment.

Please remember to bring your 3x5 US flag for the flag lines.  Weather is expected to be around 67 degrees for the afternoon.  Bike or cage, how you get here doesn’t matter.  Dress appropriately for your ride.

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