Honoring a Vietnam Hero

My name is Paul Clever. I would like to invite members of your club to participate in a very special Honor Ride and Honor Guard Escort.

My Father (TSgt Louis Clever) and nine others were shot down near the Ho Chi MInh Trail in Southern Laos on February 5, 1969. A Laotian Special Guerilla Unit (SGU) located the crash site four months later and recovered comingled remains. The mortuary at Tan Son Nhat Air Base indicated the crew was not accounted and a return to the crash site by qualified recovery staff was needed. The Air Force denied the request and listed the entire crew as Killed in Action – Body Recovered with no evidence for the families.

In December 2012 my wife Nita and I went to the jungle of Southern Laos, searched and located the crash site, recovered remains, and brought them home. DNA Testing by the JPAC Central Identification Lab was successful in identifying three of the crew from these remains including my Father.

On May 21st there will be an Honor Ride from Desoto County, MS to St. Louis, MO. On May 22 my Father will be laid to rest beside my Mother (who never remarried) at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery south of St. Louis. There will be a Honor Escort and Silent Flag Line Formation for this internment with full military honors.

Attached is a flyer with details of the ride and internment. Contact with the Ride Captain (Johnny Rivera) can be made on the Facebook Event Page or let me know and I can make the contact for you.

After forty-five years it is my hope to bring my Father home to a Hero’s Welcome.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Paul Clever

MWRC Spring 2015 Conference

MWRC Spring 2015 Conference  
To be hosted by MN IV
(Eagan, MN)
June 12 – 14, 2015
Host hotel is the Best Western Plus Dakota Ridge
3450 Washington Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
651-452-0100
Room rate is $89.99 per night plus taxes
Good for stay between June 10 – 16, 2015
Rate is good until February 28, 2015
Mention Blue Knights to get the special rate
Regisration is $75.00 per person until April 30, 2015
Starting May 1st rate goes to $85.00 per person
Click this link for a fillable Registration Form
T-shirts are available by pre-order only and
must be ordered by April 30, 2015
Sizes S – XL are $20.00
2XL – 5XL are $22.00 (depending on availability)
Mail check or money order payable to
Blue Knights MN IV
109B South Dr
Circle Pines, MN 55014
Registration includes but not limited to
Fri night meal, Sat lunch at area motorcycle dealer,
and Sat night banquet.
Hospitality room on Fri and Sat nights.
Lots of prizes to be raffled off, and 50/50 drawings each night.
There will be a special raffle drawing for a
Law Enforcement Edition Tribute Rifle
from Henry Rifle Company.
(There is more information on this rifle on the
MN IV web page at www.blueknightsmniv.org
and then go to the 2015 Conference tab)
Questions, contact Dave Smith at 612-202-8631
or email at dcs109b@comcast.net

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Fall MWRC Fall 2015 Conference

MWRC Fall 2015 Conference  
To be hosted by IA III
(Des Moines, IA)
September 11 – 13, 2015
Host hotel is the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center
6111 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA 50321
515-287-2400
Room rate is $93.00 per night plus taxes
Rate is good 2 days before and 2 days after conference
Mention Blue Knights to get the special rate
Registration is $75.00 per person
After August 17th Registrations go up to $85.00 per person
Registration Form
Short sleeve T-shirts are available to pre-registered guests only
and must be ordered before August 17th
Sizes S – XL are $14.00
2XL and 3XL are $16.00
4XL are $18.00
Long sleeve T-shirts are also available
and must be ordered before August 17th
Sizes S – XL are $20.00
2XL are $22.00
3XL are $24.00
4XL are $26.00
Mail completed registration and check payable to
Blue Knights IA III
PO Box 37261
Des Moines, IA 50315
If you have any questions, contact either
Rick Fedson at rmfedson@hotmail.com or
Mike Adams at mjadams75@yahoo.com