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Honor Mission
Donald James Smith, Veteran
Sarasota, Florida – 02-25-19


Sound Choice Cremation and Burials has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand a flag line at Mr. Smith’s final resting place as Mr. Smith has no family. He served in the US Army and the US Navy, and upon completion of service received an Honorable Discharge. There is no other information at this time. Please bring your 3×5 American Flags and stand in silent respect for this hero as he receives Military Honors.

Staging Time: 1:30pm

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota Fl. 34241

Ride Captain:

William Franklin

Special Instructions:

Stage:    1:30pm
Brief:     1:45pm
Service: 2:00pm
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 25
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  1. 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.”

  2. May surviving family and friends find strength in acknowledgement that you were willing to sacrifice all so that another might taste liberty and to do so, you stood courageously where only few dare tread.

    I consider it an honor to have been considered to stand at your last rites Donald James Smith, US ARMY and US NAVY Veteran.
    I did not know you when but I knew and know your kind and proudly so.

  3. Thank you, Donald James Smith, for your service to our nation in the US Army and US Navy.

    Alan Gilbert
    United States Navy ’59-’63
    Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Three
    USS Valley Forge CVS-45
    USS Intrepid CVS-11
    USS Wasp CVS-18

  4. My sincere condolences to the family and the friends of Donald Smith. May God wrap you in His love and may your faith keep you strong during this most trying time. May your memories of Donald fill your moments of quiet and solitude when you reflect back on a life well lived.
    Donald James Smith, US Army & Navy, may you rest in peace knowing that a grateful nation mourns the loss of a true American hero. You answered a nation’s call, serving your country proudly and valiantly. For that, we are eternally in your debt. Stand down brave warrior. Your mission is complete.

    Standing in memory of my father, Master Sergeant Henry L. (Hank) Ferguson, US Air Force, WWII veteran.

  5. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army / US Navy Veteran, Donald James Smith may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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