Sgt. Greg N. Riewer
Greg N. Riewer didn''t plan to volunteer for a tour of duty in Iraq. But he did after his brother told him he had signed up. "Since I was going, he didn''t want to miss out," said Andy Riewer. "People say I was Greg''s rock. I say we were kind of each other''s rock." Riewer, 30, of Frazee, Minn., died March 23 in Habbaniyah of wounds suffered from a roadside bomb. He was a 1997 graduate and was assigned to Bemidji. Andy Riewer said his brother had a reputation for being the kind of soldier who did the right thing, even when no one was watching. He had also served in Bosnia. "He always made me smile. I loved calling him Smiley," said his father, Richard. "Greg didn''t say much but would smile to let you know he loved you." Riewer loved baseball, basketball, football, riding his motorcycle and hunting with his family. "We always got a kick out of him when he would return to deer camp with his buck but not say anything about it until I asked hours later," said his father. "I will miss the sight of him returning at the end of the day in his blaze orange, oversized coveralls." He also is survived by his mother, Jan.
Published by Pioneer Press on Mar. 25, 2007.
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To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:

As you may know, the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation has honored your loved one at its Memorial Day Sunday worship service (each year in May) … since the time of your fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to pay tribute to our nation's veterans … lest we ever forget!

Now we would like to honor you … as the next-of-kin … who have also paid a great price on the altar of liberty. On Sunday 29 September at 11:00 a.m. we will host a Gold Star Family Sunday.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship … as we pay tribute to your sacrifice. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “By Dying, We Live.” The special music will be the husband/wife vocal/piano — Wickman Duo. Following the worship experience, your family is invited to attend a social time in our Fellowship Hall … with some light refreshments.

As this historic chapel has limited seating, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
Leila Campbell
August 21, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Riewer Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Greg N. Riewer US Army Sergeant. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
August 17, 2013
To the family of Sgt. Greg N.Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office ([email protected]) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 4, 2013
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 20, 2012
March 23, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
Always remembering Greg. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
March 24, 2012
To the family of Sgt Greg N Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
May 11, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
Please accept my remembrance of Greg on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
March 23, 2011
Hi Greg! I don't know where else to write to you since we haven't figured out Heavenly email yet. Just wanted to tell you I miss you.. which you probably know.. We all do..we talk on facebook about you..about happier times..when you were still here..I tell your second cousins about the boy i knew way back when..just hoping that they get a sense of the man you became Its been almost 4 years and the pain is still so real but its pain for MY loss of knowing we shared family and the planet I hope God is treating you well...i know He is.. Just remember...we wont ever forget you...not ever...
Jeanne Riewer Dooley
March 15, 2011
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
L Neal
March 14, 2011
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 28, 2010
Jeanne Dooley
March 24, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
Remembering Greg on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
March 23, 2010
Dear Family;
Project Compassion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Artist, founder and President; Kaziah Hancock will be coming to Minnesota in a few months, approximately March 2010. She has been asked by one of your local media agencies to attend an event to honor our Country and the State of Minnesota’s fallen soldiers/heroes. We would be truly honored for the opportunity to paint a portrait of your hero to present it to you and your family. If you have already received a portrait of your hero from us, please keep in mind that we have been approved by our sponsors to paint a second portrait of each soldier as long as it is requested in behalf of the heroes Mother, Father and/or spouse. We only paint these 100% free to the families because of our sponsors. Please visit www.heropaintings.com or contact me directly at [email protected] We would be truly honored to have a chance to learn more about each of these fine soldiers, our modern day heroes!
Very sincerely,
Kenna
Project Compassion
Kenna
January 6, 2010
I miss you my cousin and best friend. Everyday I think about you when I wake up in the morning and wish we could be together and play sport as we always did. I sure miss riding motorcycle with you. I can't wait to see you in heaven.
Mike Riewer
May 25, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 1, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
Greg gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
March 24, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families. War does not discriminate – It breaks my heart to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,400 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at [email protected] or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
February 9, 2009
Dear Greg, I didn't know you personally but I am very proud of your service to this country. I found your name when searching for family members with the last name Riewer. My Dad, James Theodore Riewer recently passed and fought in WWII and Korea.
Darin Riewer
November 17, 2008
Greg did a wonderful service for our country. May Peace Be With You and Yours. He will be sadly missed.

Army mother of 2
November 12, 2008
Greg~ I still think of you so often, very hard to believe you're not with us anymore. Hope God knows what a special man he has with Him now..I pray I will see you again someday..Love from your cousin
Jeanne (Riewer) Dooley
October 23, 2008
I never knew you but you were in my heart and prayers every day! God Bless you and your family. And THANK YOU!!!
Love
Teri Jo
A Navy mom
Teri Jo Schneibel
October 22, 2008
Greg, the selfless courage you gave on behalf of your country is truly admirable. I'm am deeply saddened that it came at the cost of your life. May God bless you and your family and bring your souls together again in heaven some day.
PJ
October 13, 2008
It takes a great man to give his life for his country or for others. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you. God bless you.
Amanda Borton
September 23, 2008
I have never met you Staff Sgt. but I want to thank you for volunteering to protect not only America, but other countries as well. It takes a VERY SPECIAL person to give what you and others give, as well as very special parents, wives, husbands, and children, to watch our volunteers walk that path. Bless you, and your family. I and millions of others are VERY proud of you. Thank you.
A distand friend
September 17, 2008
Serving our country is a very selfless thing to do...Thank you! You'll always be a hero to everyone that knew you! Wishing you peace.
T M
September 2, 2008
Thank you Sgt. Greg Riewer, for serving our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. God Bless you!
Gina Storelee
August 28, 2008
you left us in a way that at least all of of can stand up to. life is a tough road and you took the bumps for a of us for the time being. i dont know what happens after death but i really do hope its good. save a spot for me in there because i know thats were a person as good as you will be waiting, waiting for someone thatw still as positive as you are!
TERRELL BONDY
August 7, 2008
Thank you Sgt. Greg Riewer you are an American Hero My prayers are for you and your family God Bless you All
Irene Nygaard
August 5, 2008
Thank you for serving our country.
Darcy Metz
July 29, 2008
I didn't know Greg, but I thank God for his selfless service for our country. May God bless your family and comfort your hearts.
Lorie Fahs
July 28, 2008
I didn't know you or your family, but I would like to thank you for your bravery and courage in fighting for America's freedom. God Bless America and the Brave Men and Women who are fighting for us...
Jeanne Langeslag
July 23, 2008
Sgt. Riewer - I did not know you but I wanted your family to know that I as an American thank you for all you did for our country. My husband is a vietnam vet and I thank God he came out of that war safe and sound. God Bless and thank you again. Barb Castleberry and family
Barb Castleberry
July 15, 2008
Thank you for serving our country you are a true hero in my eyes. My prayers go out to Staff Sgt Riewer's family
July 13, 2008
Thank you and bless you for saving all of us in the USA. I feel for your family and so hard when you lose a child no matter how old he is. God Bless you all
Joan
July 12, 2008
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt.Greg Riewer, I do not know any of you but as I read todays obituaries and see another of our service men come home this way it truely saddens me. These men and women are truely what our great country stands for. They are American heroes and the reason that most of us go day to day and dont have to think about our day to day rights and freedom. I usually cry just seeing them.I know I could never do the job they do. So tho I do not know you I also feel a sadness for your loss and pride for my country because he was willing to protect me and mine not knowing us. Im sorry for your loss. Hold him close to your heart forever and be PROUD.
Kim Norman
June 27, 2008
Thank you for serving our country. You are an American hero.
June 23, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Sgt Riewer!
June 22, 2008
I do not know you-but you gave your life so we may be free. Thank you and all the other men and women that that serve their country. To the family Your in my prayers.
DHM
June 17, 2008
Thank you for your dedicated willingness to serve in combat for the United States of America. Because you gave all you could give, I want to say I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.

Mary Lehan
Mary Lehan
June 14, 2008
my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this sad time in your lives....i'm very proud to know this man served our country,god bless and keep your chins high...may the lord lift your spirits...
julie blackwell
June 7, 2008
you the family can hold your head high and be very proud of you son. i know that this is one the the hardest times in your life the pain eases sometime down the road. we thank you for raising a wonderful son and taught him about the right to be free because of him and many others we are a free country thank you a proud american
June 3, 2008
As a former Army man of 14 years i have seen good friends go and it is not easy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of need. I am a disabled vet who has had several close calls. Keep him in your thoughts and he will always be there.
brian decoux
May 16, 2008
My heartgoes out to your family, I do understand that it is not only the soldier that servers but also the family that is left behind please belive that not only are prayers said for him but also the loved ones he did not come home too Thank you for staying by his side, in a way that is harder than what he had to do for freedom God Bless you Barb
Barbara Nerka
May 14, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “The Price of Freedom” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat. 24 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun. 25 May, a “PrayerVigil for Peace” will be held. You are invited to stop by and light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden, then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 28, 2008
April 14 2008
As a mother of a young soldier, my heart goes out to the family of Sgt. Greg Riewer.
My gratitude goes to Sgt. Riewer for his courageous service to his country. He will be remembered as a true hero. May God Bless you with wonderful memories and may it comfort you to know Sgt. Greg Riewer now walks the streets with Jesus.
Rose Peterson
April 14, 2008
Rest in Peace Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer
Thank you for protecting our freedoms.
May God hold you in his arms and
allow you to fly high
April 8, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of Greg -
Patricia Melody
April 7, 2008
God Bless the American Soliders for all they do! They are the true defination of HERO!
Lindsey
April 3, 2008
My husband is in the Military. There is not a day that goes by, that I don't worry, but I also understand why he did it. I am compelled to tell this family, THANK YOU FOR GREG!!!
God Bless you!
Lisa
March 27, 2008
It's been a year since you were suddenly tsken from us. I still think about you often. I love you and miss you Greej.
Eric Reetz
March 26, 2008
Dear Family and Loved Ones of Staff Sgt. Greg Riewer:

I salute your hero, for him, for his courage, for his service, I have freedom. May you know he is at peace now and honored as he should be.

Thank you.
Sharon Greene
March 24, 2008
God Bless you for all you did for our freedom. You are in God's arms.
S D
February 27, 2008
God Bless you and your family. I hope you find comfort with the Lord, and your memories. With my heart in hand I thank you. Your son was a true hero.
Sandy
January 28, 2008
Dear Family of a Hero: I did not know him, but please know your community considers him a hero. God bless his sould. God bless his family.
Heidi W.
January 14, 2008
To my extended Family~
There are no words to express the depth of my sorrow at the loss of Greg, especially for Richard,Jan and His best pal Andy. I am so proud that he was my cousin...a true patriot, and fought over there to keep it in "their sandbox" and not here...And selfishly i thank God for sending Andy home, safe and sound.Thank you cousins....for your sacrifices, your patriotism and for helping keep us free...I love you all
Jeanne Riewer~Dooley
January 9, 2008
we don't know each other no words will take away the pain or the tears you gave to us a HERO now he is with our LORD may GOD bless and keep
JIM HALL
January 4, 2008
God Bless your family in this difficult time. Thank you, Staff Sergeant, Sir.

Deb Rockenbach - Fridley
Deb Rockenbach
December 31, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace knowing that your service to our country is truly appreciated. Thank you.
Sue
December 30, 2007
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you made for our freedom. May God bless you all.
Joni Hall
December 25, 2007
Although I did not know you, I am truely sorry for your loss, and wanted to say Thank you.
Prayers
Fran Shanley
December 25, 2007
I would just like to thank you and your family
Jean Gray
December 20, 2007
Thank you.
Yvette
December 17, 2007
I know words can't take away the pain you are feeling at this time, but know that the country is standing behind your soldier and believe in what he has done. God Bless you and Thank you for your service.
A friend of a fallen soldier
December 11, 2007
There are only two people who ever offered their lives for the benefit of others. One was Jesus of Nazareth and the other was Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer. One died for the Soul and the other for Freedom. May G-d who never slumbers nor sleeps, strengthen the hearts and faiths of those who were close to Greg, protect and bless those who sacrifice themselves for others, and keep all of us ever mindful of our duty to love others as we have been loved.

With eternal gratitude that can never be expressed adequately with a few words,
Douglas and Gloria McDonald
December 10, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to your family
on the death of your beloved son/husband/father....we are all grateful for his service to each of us personally and to our country
he will be rewarded.......
G. Arntzen - Roseville, MN
December 6, 2007
You have raised an honorable son, thank you for him. God Bless you in your tears. I am another stranger who appreciates with all my heart his sacrifice and yours...
Karen W
December 4, 2007
My deepest thoughts are with Gregs family and friends for their ultimate loss.
My deepest Thank you to Greg for giving the ultimate gift of life to protect our freedom. Hopefully we will see peace in the future so we don't loose anymore of our protectors.
Kristine Riley
November 27, 2007
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you Greej. Miss you and love you. Reetzy
Eric Reetz
November 19, 2007
Words cannot express my gratefulness to your son who gave the ultimate sacrifice and all the other men and women who continue to fight for our freedom and that of others too. This seems like such a trite, overused statement, but I could not let this notice pass without acknowledging it and to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Peggy Gernes
November 19, 2007
To the Family of Staff Sgt Riewer my heartfelt sympathy on your loss,
my gratitude for his service.
In my heart I know as he laid his gun,and hung up his boots for the final time, soldiers young and old, from this war and wars past lined up to salute him, to greet him,to guide him and welcome him. He is never alone.
I try to leave this message with as many families as I can, and wish I never have to. may it bring you a small measure of comfort.
Toni Scaturro
November 19, 2007
May God Bless you and your family during this tough time...please know that we have not forgotten the Men and Woman who are serving over seas. I am forever grateful to Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer for what he did over seas and my prayers are with his family during this time.
Kathy Hernandez
November 15, 2007
Thank you for choosing to protect our country, we will be forever thankful. There are many that carry on their lives from day to day forgetting about all the wonderful solidiers fighting for our freedom so many miles away....may we never forget what each of you has done for us. God bless you kind solidier...may you finally have peace.
November 13, 2007
I can't think of what to say other than THANK YOU for the sacrifices you and your family have endured so that we can live in peace. You don't know me but still you gave your life for me and for that may God Bless You!
Ann S
November 13, 2007
thank you...
Amamda Armstrong
November 12, 2007
We wish we could have known Greg. He must have been a wonderful person.
Father Dave posted his picture on our back wall in the church. Pictures are displayed during the month of November for our loved ones. We listed him in the book of saints that is brought to the altar to be prayed for at every Mass. We think of you often, especially when we hear the National Anthem.
Leroy and Connie Riewer
November 12, 2007
Thank you and God bless you and keep you.
A vet of Vietnam and Cambodia
Rich Upton
November 10, 2007
May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort and peace as you mourn the loss of your loved one. We must remember "Freedom" is not free. God bless you all.
Military Mom from (MN)
November 9, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Sean Kennedy
November 9, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 17, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Sgt Riewer and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
August 11, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss, prayers that the Lord provide you comfort and peace, and our gratitude for the work, and sacrifice, of your Soldier, a true American hero. God Bless.
July 8, 2007
God bless the family and friends of Greg.
You will all be in our prayers.
Thank you Greg for being such a brave hero.

(In remembrance of Cpl. Joey Cantrell 4-4-07)
Ronn Massie
June 22, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF SGT. GREG RIEWER, AND TO PHILLIP WHO SIGNED MY SON'S GUEST BOOK, OUR HEART IS SO FULL OF GRIEF AND HONOR FOR ALL WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM. WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD BE SIGNING A GUEST BOOK SUCH AS THIS!! OUR SON, SGT. JOSHUA SCHMIT AND HIS GUNNER/BUDDY SGT. BRANDON WALLACE FROM THE 1451ST TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OUT OF N.C. WHERE BLOWN OUT OF THEIR HUMVEE AND STRAIGHT UP TO HEAVEN ON APRIL 14TH OF THIS YEAR. THEY WERE ON THEIR VERY LAST MISSION!!! WE WERE THROUGH WORRYING ABOUT OUR SON AS HIS BAGS WERE PACKED. HE WAS SO VERY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THAT HELL HOLE AND BACK INTO THE ARMS OF HIS NEW BRIDE!! NOW WE ARE ALL LOST WITHOUT HIM, AS I AM SURE YOU ARE FEELING THE SAME EMOTIONS! OUR ONLY COMFORT IS THE THOUGHT OF OUR LOVING MILITARY FAMILY UP IN HEAVEN PROTECTING ALL OF US!!! TO OUR BRAVE HERO'S, GREG, BRANDON, AND JOSH - FOREVER YOUNG - GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED AND ALL WHO ARE SERVING. THANK YOU.
KIMBERLY SCHMIT
May 27, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GOSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
ROBYN Garside
May 20, 2007
Although I have never met you or your son, I came across his story when I was looking into my family's last name "Riewer". I read every entry and want to say I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was so brave. You are wonderful parents for raising someone so caring and committed to our country. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Kathryn Riewer
May 14, 2007
“Soldier”
Written to Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history…they pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go
Glen
May 5, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Riewer family in the loss of Greg. I did not know Greg, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Greg you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
April 19, 2007
To friends and family:
Prayer for Greg
by:Reyna Riewer

Greg was one that died for our country. He will never be forgotten. His sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts of all who cherish freedom.

You are here with us today. Looking down upon us all.
The sun so crisp shining down.
The wind blowing through our hair.
The flowers dancing in the spring.
the cotton candy clouds against the blue.
the stars across the sky.
the grass whispering in the wind.
the songs in our hearts.
the rhythmic hum of silence.
Sending out our love and prayers solider. Rest easy Greg. We miss you.

Amen.

Lots of love to the family,
Reyna Riewer
Reyna Riewer
April 14, 2007
It's not the same without you being around, although we know your in a much better place now, some of us still have a hard time letting you go. We will continue our mission over here, just like you'd want us to. You were a great soldier, we'll never forget you buddy!! To Greg's family and friends: im sorry for your loss.
Edward Yurick
April 13, 2007
I didn't know Sgt. Greg N. Riewer, but my heart goes out to the family. I Thank the family with all my heart for the loss you had to in dear. Because he was a hero in my eyes. But for all its worth he's with you all right now still protecting his country for his family. God bless
Diane Plem
April 12, 2007
We were very proud to be in attendance at Greg's funeral. We will remember him in our prayers.
Commander, American Legion Post #148
Don Seifert
April 12, 2007
Mrs. And Mr. Riewer, My prayers are with you during these difficult days. Please know that your loss is deeply felt by all who have known and served with the Riewer Family’s soldiers.

Respectfully,
1SG Art Detmers (Retired)
Arthur Detmers
April 12, 2007
Jim Brandborg
April 12, 2007
Please except our deepest sympothy for the loss of you son Greg. Our son is serving in the 2-136. We don't pretend to know how you feel and never will. We can't imagine you feelings of loss. We'll keep Greg and your family in our thoughts and prayers daily. Blessed are the PeaceMakers our hero's.
John and Diane Perry
April 12, 2007
Dear Riewer Family,
1SG Jon P. Solberg grew up in my church and Cory and Mary Orvik are friends of mine and informed me about your sons. I just want you to know that you are remembered in our prayers. May God Bless You.
Marilyn Malmanger
April 11, 2007
We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your Greg. Families all over the USA are grieving with you and praying for you. Greg was an extremely brave Warrior. You must be very proud of his willingness to serve his Country. Your Freedom Fighter has completed the mission and has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Greg in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and SSgt. Greg N. Riewer, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
Cory and Mary Orvik
April 11, 2007
with deapest sympathy dureing this dificult time
alfred jr alfred sr marilyn rebecca nick Honer
April 11, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Allan Honer
April 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Greg N. Riewer:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 27 May, 2007. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org
If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 11, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Riewer, SSG Riewer, and family;
Your sons- both of them- did their jobs well. I had the priviledge of working with them both, usually distantly, sometimes closely, only touching upon each other every now and again as our paths crossed with the job at hand. I will simply tell you that these two soldiers- good, honest men- reflect their family and upbringing truly, honorably, and well. I respect the one in memory, and the other continuously.

I was in the HUMMWV that day.
Contact me if you wish to.

Respectfully,
CPT Wilson
2-136 CAB
Iraq
Wilson
April 11, 2007
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