Missouri Honors Two Of Her Fallen Heroes

August 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Matthew D. Mason

Bryan Joseph Nichols

Missouri honored two of her fallen heroes last week: Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37; and Chief Warrant Officer-2 Bryan J. Nichols, 31. Both men died August 6, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which they were riding was shot down.

CLICK HERE FOR OBITUARY / GUEST BOOK, KC STAR –  MATTHEW DAVID MASON

CLICK  HERE FOR OBITUARY / GUEST BOOK, KC STAR – BRYAN JOSEPH NICHOLS

GOVERNORS PROCLAMATION FOR MATHEW DAVID MASON (click to enlarge)

GOVERNORS PROCLAMATION FOR BRYAN JOSEPH NICHOLS (click to enlarge)

 

 

Fallen Guardsman – Specialist Jordan Lee House

August 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Jordan Lee House



National and State Flags will be flown at half-staff statewide in Missouri on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 and will remain at half-staff in Jackson County from August 3rd – 8th in honor of Specialist Jordan Lee House.

Specialist House tragically lost his life while on emergency duty service related to flooding. He died in an automobile accident on Interstate 435 on July 25 while traveling from the Maryville, Mo., armory to the Independence armory.

The Daily Star-Journal had the following obituary had the following obituary.

Specialist Jordan Lee House, 19, of Independence, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 25, 2011, near North Kansas City.

Jordan was born May 9, 1992, in Kansas City. He attended Oak Grove Public Schools and enlisted into the United States Army National Guard in May of 2010. He proudly served with Battery D 1-129th FAR Battalion. 

He loved to fish and spend time with his family. Jordan was a comedian and was known for his wit. He could always make people laugh.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Gina and Barry Uptegrove of Leeton; maternal grandfather, Charles Covey of Independence; paternal stepgrandmother, Marilyn Uptegrove of Calhoun; two sisters, Samantha House and Eliana Uptegrove, both of Leeton; five brothers, Anthony House, Alex Uptegrove and Logan Uptegrove, all of Leeton; and Dane Dreisoerner and Ethan Dreisoerner, both of Oak Grove; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ida Jean Covey.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church in Warrensburg, with Chaplain (CPT) Christopher Bryan officiating.

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville with military honors by the Missouri Military Funeral Honors Program.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to service.

Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg is in charge of the arrangements.

His online obituary, where you can send condolences,  can be found at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Governor’s Proclamation (Click to enlarge)