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Honor Mission
David Paul Bilodeau, Retired
USMC – Vietnam
Bradenton, Florida – 02-28-19


The family of 1st Sgt Bilodeau has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand a flag line at their loved one’s visitation, and then escort him to Sarasota National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.
1st Sgt Bilodeau retired from the USMC. Upon completion of service, he received an Honorable Discharge. Awards and Medals include Vietnam Service W/3 devices, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Certificate of Commendation, 4 Good Conduct Awards, and a Valorous Unit Award. This Hero stood for this great Country, and now it is our turn to stand for him. Flag bikes are strongly encouraged.
Please bring your 3×5 American Flags and stand in silent respect for this hero

Staging Time: 9:00 am

Griffith and Cline Funeral Home
720 Manatee Ave
Bradenton, Fl. 34205

Ride Captain:

William Franklin

Special Instructions:

Stage: 900 am
Brief:  915 am
Visitation: 930 am
Flag Line as determined by R/C
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02-28-19
Staging Time: 1:30 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota, Florida 34241

Ride Captain:

William Franklin

Special Instructions:

Stage: 1:30 pm
Brief:  1:45 pm
Service: 2:00 pm
Flag Line as determined by R/C
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: Henry Hyde
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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February 28
12:00 am
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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of 1stSgt David Paul Bilodeau. Rest in Peace, Hero.

    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 Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) USMC Vietnam Veteran, David Paul Bilodeau may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

  4. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of David Bilodeau. May the peaceful moments and  cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Your faith will keep you  strong during this time of sorrow. Hero, you may stand down, we have the watch.
    Jim & Diana Robers
    US Navy 1961-1981
    US Merchant Marine 1985-2007
    Standing in memory of
    Howard Robers, Father, US Army WWII
    Elmer Robers, Uncle, US Army WWII
    Harry Fleming, Uncle, US Army WWII

  5. My sincere condolences to the family of this True American Hero. Rest in Peace my Brother, we have the watch.

    David E. Olmstead
    FL RC
    CDR, USN (RET)

    “For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the Protected will never know.”

  6. My Sincere condolences to the family of 1st Sgt. David Paul Bilodeau USMC. I honor him and thank him for his service. May he rest in peace.
    Bill Franklin
    Senior Ride Capt.

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