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Honor Mission
Fred J. Cook, Retired
United States Air Force, Vietnam
Pensacola, Florida  06-15-21


The Patriot Guard Riders will proudly escort and stand in honor of MSgt Cook, as he is laid to rest in Barrancas National Cemetery. MSgt Cook was born 17 Dec 1943 and passed from this earth on 30 May 2021, and was 77 years old at the time of his passing. MSgt Cook served his country from Nov 1961 thru July 1982 as an Air Force Flight Engineer for 2.9 years, a Helicopter Tech for 14.4 years, and a Fire Protection Specialist for 3.6 years. During his time in the service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross W/2 OLCS, Air Medal W/10 OLCS, AF Commendation Medal W/1 OLC, Good Conduct Medal W/5 OLCS, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal W/4 Bronze Stars, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award W/2 OLCS & V Device, and many other awards.
10:15 AM – Staging 

Olive Baptist Church, Warrington Campus
103 Winthrop Ave
Pensacola, Florida
10:45 AM – Safety briefing for all riders
11:00 AM – Family arrives with Christian Family Funeral Services
11:15 AM – KSU to Barrancas National Cemetery
11:30 AM – Honors, Barrancas National Cemetery, 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.
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. Rest In Peace Hero And Fellow Airman. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
    PGR Standing for those who stood for us.

  2. 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.

  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

  4. 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

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