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Honor Mission
Charles F. Matthews, Retired
Mims, Florida – 05-10-21


The family of SMSgt Charles F. Matthews, 62, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders’ presence as they show their final respects and lay their loved one to rest. SMSgt Matthews faithfully served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, (11 years were served overseas) while performing duties in the Security Forces and as a First Sergeant. Upon completion of his service, SMSgt Matthews received an Honorable Discharge and during his time in service, he received a Meritorious Service Medal w/3 OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, AF Commendations Medal, AF Achievement Medal w/1 Silver Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, AF Outstanding Unit Award w/ Valor Device w/1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, AF Good Conduct Medal w/1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Star, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, AF Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, NCO Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and a Small Arms Expert Ribbon. Additional awards were achieved but access to that information is not available at this time.
SMSgt Matthews is a family member of FL PGR’s ASC Don Reeder in Tallahassee. Your presence and support in honoring this Hero and his family would be appreciated.

Staging Time: 11:45 AM

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 US-1
Mims, Florida 32754

Ride Captain:

David “Flyboy” Shelton

Special Instructions:

12:00 PM – Brief
12:30 PM – Service
Flag Line as directed by Ride Captain
COVID 19 protocol will be followed
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: David Shelton
Position: Florida State Captain

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May 10
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. Please accept my condolences on your loss. May my prayers help to ease your pain during these trying times. Rest In Peace and Honor Brother. Lest We Forget!

    U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Veteran
    Standing in Memory of,
    My Father, Harold A. Silvernail U.S. Army
    My Step-Father, Edwin D. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Raymond Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, John H. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, David J. Alexander U.S. Navy
    Standing in Honor of,
    My Brother, David J. Alexander U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Jillian A. Silvernail U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Kirsten M. Silvernail Kennedy U.S. Air Force
    My Son-In-Law, Jayson E. Kennedy U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Stewart F. Silvernail U.S. Army

  3. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace.
    It is an Honor to Stand for Those Who Stood For US.

  4. To family and friends,..

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

    It is my honor and privilege to stand with families of and for those who dared stand where many feared to tread. Your loss is immeasurable but it will mark again the strength and fortitude of the families who raised and supported our heroes, our disciplined, our courageous, among whom you are included and so often overlooked, even abandoned.
    Thank you for your fortitude and sacrifices. We are thusly forever bonded.

  5. Rest In Peace Hero And Fellow Airman. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
    PGR Standing for those who stood for us.

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