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Honor Mission
Douglas M. Heidel, Retired
United States Navy
Pensacola, Florida  04-09-21


HMC Heidel joined the United States Navy and served his country for 25 years. During his time, HMC Heidel served as Corpsman spanning the globe from the United States to many ports in the world including; Japan, South Korea, England, and Scotland. HMC Heidel was also a Navy Recruiter Canvasser. HMC Heidel received the following awards: National Defense Service Medal (2), Navy Good Conduct Medal (6), Fleet Marine Force Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Meritorious Unit Commendation (3), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Pistol Marksman Ribbon. HMC Heidel was born on 16 Dec 1955 and passed from this earth on 29 January 2021, and was age 65.

12:00 noon – Staging

Steak and Shake
2057 Airport Blvd
Pensacola, Florida
12:15 PM – Safety briefing for all riders
12:30 PM – KSU to Harper Morris Memorial Chapel, 2276 Airport Blvd
1:00 PM – KSU to Barrancas National Cemetery w/LEO escort
1:30 PM – Honors @ Site B.

Ride Captain:

Linda “Sparkle” Caton

Special Instructions:

NAS Pensacola requires that long sleeve shirts, long trousers, long fingered gloves, DOT Approved helmets, leather footwear covering the ankles and appropriate eye protection be worn while riding aboard the base.
Face masks are mandatory and will be in place from arrival at staging until completion of the mission. You may remove your mask while riding but must be replaced upon leaving your vehicle. Hand sanitizing is recommended. Maintain a 20ft distance from the family and 6ft between riders. At the conclusion of mission flags to be returned to the flag carrier for sanitization.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Ray Doyle
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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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. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, Standing for Those Who Stood For US.

  3. 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

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