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Honor Mission
Lewis Dillard Irby Jr., Retired
United States Navy
Pensacola, Florida  02-22-21


DPC Lewis Irby faithfully served his country in the United States Navy for over 21 years and was honorably retired on 31 March 1981. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Five Good Conduct Awards, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Navy Commendation Medal w/Combat V, and the Expert Pistol and Rifleman Medals.  Lewis (Jay) Irby aka “Beadman” and his faithful companion Salt, were PGR riders in NWFL for several years until Jay’s health failed.  He was easily recognizable on his home-built trikes and his dog, Salt.  He was born 16 Apr 1938 and passed from this earth on 11 Feb 2021 at the age of 82.  The Patriot Guard will be honored to escort DPC Irby to his final resting place in Barrancas National Cemetery and stand a silent flag line in his honor.

12:15 PM – Staging

5480 Pensacola Blvd
Pensacola, Florida
12:30 PM – Briefing for all riders
12:45 PM – KSU to Faith Chapel South, 100 Beverly Pkwy
1:30 PM – KSU to Barrancas National Cemetery w/LEO escort
2:30 PM – Honors at Shelter “B”

Ride Captain:

Tommy Harris

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 NAS Pensacola.
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 arrival at cemetery. 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.
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

  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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