SSgt Michael D. Moody Jr., US Army

Another fallen hero.

Click the picture to go to a sympathy Guest Book in SSgt Moody’s honor.

This entry is a bit late, but I wanted to get it up anyway.

SSgt Moody was laid to rest on the 30th of June. I, and several of my brother and sister Patriot Guard Riders paid our respects.

SSgt Moody was a graduate of Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County, just south of Richmond.

One recurring theme among those remembering him was his radiant, ready smile.

A ten year veteran who served a tour in Kosovo as well as a previous tour in Iraq as a member of the 2nd Battalian, 69th Armor Regiment based in Fort Benning, GA.

Surviving him are his father, also an Army veteran, mother, wife, and two children.

We were again humbled by the reception given to a bunch of scruffy bikers by the family and friends of this hero and honored by the invitation; our small show of respect and gratitude for the sacrifices of our fallen service members and their families is the least we can do.

I only wish that it could be more.

I ache for the day that I can say I’ve ridden my last such mission. I fear that day will be a long time coming and I pray daily for the safety of our troops and for God’s soothing hand and sheltering wings over the families of those who have given their all for their country.


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