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Honor Mission
Jack Irwin Fuller, Veteran
Pensacola, Florida – 03-04-19


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Jack Irwin Fuller, age 88, to stand in his honor and escort him to Barrancas National Cemetery. SSgt. Fuller served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged 5 September 1952. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.

Staging Time: 09:15am

5480 Pensacola Blvd
Pensacola, Florida
Brief:  10:15am
KSU to Trahan Funeral Home 11:00am
KSU to Barrancas National Cemetery 11:30am

Ride Captain:

Freddie Tellis

Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Special Instructions:

CAUTION: The Naval Air Station requires long sleeve shirts, long trousers, long fingered gloves, DOT approved helmets, leather footwear covering the ankles and appropriate eye protection. This attire will be maintained always while riding aboard the base.

Submitted By: Ray Doyle
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Jack Irwin Fuller. 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 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.”

  4. We appreciate all the sincere condolences from brothers in arms that have posted here. Jack Fuller was a dedicated father to my wife of 48 years – not one that was the most out going man but one that loved and protected his family over the years. After his 4 years in the Air Force he worked at NAS Pensacola lending his expertise to the repair facility in support of military efforts in Vietnam – repairing aircraft damaged and returning them to service. He will be missed by his family of 5 children and his supportive wife of 68 plus years but never forgotten. God speed my friend and bless you and our family. It is my honor to ride and salute you as a true American Hero served our nation when needed.

  5. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Jack Irwin Fuller.
    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.

  6. Thank you to the Patriot Guard for this honor. My father was a quite man who was never afraid to stand his ground, always there for our family, always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors in need without request. I remember as a small child proudly wearing some of his Air Force insignia patches on my jacket, it was my favorite & prized possession. He loved his family, always tried to raised his kids in the correct “way they should go”. His grand kids and great grand kids were his most loved possessions, they brought him so much joy and happiness. My father would be quietly thrilled by this honor but so very humbled, also. Again thank you and God Bless

  7. My sincerest thank you to the Patriot Guard Riders for the honor you are showing my father. I know he would be very humbled and a little embarrassed but extremely proud to be honored in this manner. As my brother in law, Bill DeMattia, said my father served four years in the Air Force plus 25+ years in federal civil service at NAS Pensacola working at NARF, the Naval Aviation Rework Facility, he proudly served his country for many years. My father was a quite man who wasn’t afraid to stand his ground for God, family and country and raised his sons & daughters in the same to “walk in the way of the Lord” all their days. He loved my Mom and us kids and always did the best for us. As he was blessed with grandkids and later great grandkids who brought him so much love, joy, and happiness he “mellowed” into a loving, caring granddad Once again I thank all involved for this tremendous honor, May the Lord bless each one of you and bless your mission always.

  8. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jack Fuller. 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

  9. Condolences from Washington, D.C. to SSgt Fuller’s family–we have the pleasure of working with SSgt Fuller’s tremendous granddaughter Melanie at our law firm Kilpatrick Townsend. And as a Marine, I’m especially glad SSgt Fuller and his family are receiving proper military honors at Barrancas National Cemetery. Semper Fi!

    1. My wife and I continue to be touched by the comments offered from brothers in arms. It is a heart warming experience to know veterans in this great country have stood and served together – and continue to show respect for fellow patriots, all is not forgotten when the uniform is put away. Being able to ride with the PG in honor of “Big Jack”, as known to his grandchildren, is an honor and I will have a rider with me, “Little Jack” grandson, coming up from Orlando with his family (MCPO Craig DeMattia) to be my co-pilot. Additional thanks to all family during this time of sorrow – especially Grand Daughter Melanie taking time to spend a month with grandma to help as needed. Josh thanks for the support.

      Bill DeMattia
      MCPO (Ret) USN 1962-1992

      Brenda DeMattia – Proud Spouse and Daughter

  10. My sincere condolences to the family and the friends of Jack Fuller. May God wrap you in His love and may your faith keep you strong during this most trying time. May your memories of Jack fill your moments of quiet and solitude when you reflect back on a life well lived.
    Sergeant Jack Irwin Fuller, US Air Force, 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.

  11. My Condolences go out to family and friends of USAF Veteran, Jack Irwin Fuller may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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