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Honor Mission
J. D. Smith, Veteran
Unites States Army – Korea
Pensacola, Florida  01-19-21


The Patriot Guard has been invited by the family of SFC J.D. Smith, United States Army, to escort him and stand in his honor at Barrancas National Cemetery.  SFC Smith’s awards and decorations include the Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and (1) Overseas Bar. SFC Smith was 90 years of age when he passed from this earth.

9:45 am – Staging

Olive Baptist Church, Winthrop Campus
103 Winthrop Av
Pensacola, Florida
10:15 am – Briefing for all riders
10:3 am – Roll time to Barrancas National Cemetery
11:00 am – Honors at Barrancas National Cemetery Site “A”

Ride Captain:

Harry Salzer (OLD DOC)
251 716 0417

Special Instructions:

Naval Air Station requires long sleeve shirts or jacket, long trousers, long fingered gloves, DOT approved helmets, leather footwear covering the ankles and proper eye protection. This attire will be worn at times while riding on the base.
NOTE: Masks are mandatory at all times from arrival at staging until completion of the mission except when riding. Maintain 20 Ft separation from family and 6ft minimum between riders. At conclusion of the mission return flags to trailer/vehicle and wipe them down before stowing.
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. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Korea Veteran, J.D. Jones may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  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. ~~~

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