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Greetings For Our Heroes

Charles "Sid" Bergh

Date of Mission: June 20, 2020

Charles "Sid" Bergh | Operation Welcome You Home
  Welcome Home Sid!

We are proud to honor you for your dedicated service to our country as a member of the United States Navy. We recognize and appreciate the sacrifices you made to protect all Americans and our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy. We’d also like to wish you a very Happy 94th Birthday! May you continue to be blessed with good family and friends in all the years to come.

The Operation Welcome You Home Team

94 years young!

Happy Birthday Mr. Bergh!

Welcome Home Sailor!

Thanks for serving the best military and the best Navy in the world!

Brian Schimel 

Hi Donna,

I wanted to sincerely thank you and your daughter for all you did for Sid yesterday. He felt so honored and surprised and even though the rain kept the bikes away it was an outstanding honor. It was cool to have the lone rider on a shiny red motorcycle. It was so nice to be thought of and for all of you to take the time to honor Sid. We would like to keep in touch to see if there’s any way we can ever help your organization.

Thanks again,


Oct 22, 2020

Hi Donna,

I just wanted to share with you that Sid passed away Saturday. Hi wake is today and as we're preparing for it I've been thinking about his current year the most. He enjoyed the last year other than being mostly shut in from covid rules. While he was never sick he was stuck in the house and wasn't as active as he had always been. And it caught up with him.

I wanted to tell you that he talked a lot about his birthday surprise from you. It really made his year and even though there weren't throngs of motorcycles he had a blast. He was remembered. So today we're remembering his life and accomplishments at his wake and tomorrow at his funeral. Thanks for being part of what made him a happy man.

Karen M

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