Leon Deraps 4th Annual 5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride

April 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Lance Cpl. Leon B. Deraps, 19, of Jamestown, Mo., died May 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


KMIZ ABC 17 News coverage of Leon Deraps visitation.


July 8, 2011 Nancy Grace Tribute to Leon.

The L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund
4th Annual
5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride
9:00 am ~ Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Location: Starting at Advanced Chimney ~ 365 W Row ~ at the corner of Hwy 1-79 & Hwy 87 in Jamestown, MO and ending at Assumption Catholic Church at Cedron.

Registration: Please pre-register before April 20th, 2012 Send participant(s) name(s), t-shirt size(s) and $25.00 ($15.00 for 18 to 12 years of age and 12 and under is $10.00) to:

Kim Barbour ~ 21239 Highway 179 ~ Jamestown, MO 65046

You may register the day of the event for $30.00/if a t-shirt is not available-we will mail it to you.

Sign In: 8:00 am ~ 8:45 am. Start of event is 9:00am.

Walk/Run Participants please register at Cedron Church (off of Hwy D) and ride the shuttle bus to Advanced Chimney. (Last shuttle leaves PROMPTLY at 8:45 am) Bike/Motorcycle Participants please register at:
Advanced Chimney ~365 West Row ~ Jamestown

Shorter routes available upon request. Water stations will be located along the route. Concessions available at Cedron grounds following the event. (Hot dogs/Chips/Cookies/Drink)  For your convenience we are offering meal tickets to be pre-purchased at the registration table for $4.00.

If you are unable to walk/run/ride but would like to participate by volunteering or for questions or directions please contact:
~ Omie Johnson at (573) 298-1558 or omie@c-magic.com

**All proceeds benefit the L.Cpl Leon Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund**

For additional information, including links to download event forms, waivers, etc, VISIT: http://leonderaps.net/.

Fallen Missouri Hero – Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr.

April 15, 2012 at 10:38 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Tribute to Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr. posted on Youtube by snook201.

Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr.

Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr.

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From KMOV.COM:

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (KMOV) — Governor Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in every Missouri county be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor a St. Louis-area soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr., 21, of Catawissa, died April 3 after an improvised explosive device detonated near his Army patrol in Khost Province, Afghanistan.

Governor Nixon has also ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Franklin County be flown at half-staff from April 19 to April 24.

“Specialist White made the supreme sacrifice in service to our country, and the lowered flags remind Missourians of his courage and dedication,” Nixon said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn for him.”

Specialist White was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

During his time, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
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A copy of the Governor’s order is available here.

Read / write in his Guest Book here.

A large crowd stood in the rain in Pacific Missouri to welcome Specialist White home on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Photos below of this event were taken by Sue Sweet-RebelPhotography.

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Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Welcome Home Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

Please keep Jeffrey Lee White Jr., his family and his friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Fallen Missouri Hero – Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith

April 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Nicholas J. Rozanski, Jeffrey J. Reick, Tyler J. Smith upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

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By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Texas County only, from sunrise on Saturday, April 14, 2012, until sunset on Friday, April 20, 2012 in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith.

A copy of the Governor’s order is available here.

From the RollaDailyNews.com:

The Department of Defense Monday confirmed the death of Army Staff Sgt. Tyler Smith. More information involving the circumstances of Smith’s death was also released.

Smith, a Licking native, was killed April 3 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province from wounds sustained when he was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

According to the Department of Defense, Smith was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C.

Smith was a 2006 graduate of Licking High School and was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

He leaves behind his wife, Lara and children, 5-year-old Wyatt and 2-year-old Carson who live at Fort Bragg, N.C. His parents are Dan and Jeannie Smith of Licking.

Read / write in his Guest Book here.

Please keep Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith, his family and his friends, in your thoughts and prayers.

 

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