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Honor Mission
Richard Carroll Brooke, Veteran
Jacksonville, Florida – 01-09-20

U.S. Army Private Richard Carroll Brooke (88) joined the D.C. National Guard, at age 18, during WWII. He served in the CD (Civil Defense) as an Air Raid Messenger. One of his first duties was to stand as a military guard on Pennsylvania Ave for Harry Truman’s inauguration. His reserve unit was activated on September 1, 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. He served with the German Occupation Forces from 1951 to 1954. After his military service he worked as a Railroad Brakeman for several years and an insurance rep for 10 years. From there, he attended the University of Baltimore where he earned his law degree. He taught law and business courses at Florida State University until his retirement in 2000. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a life member of American Legion Post 129. His military awards include; U.S Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Occupation Medal (Germany).  We will escort Private Richard C. Brooke from Lannie Road Baptist Church to Jacksonville National Cemetery and stand in honor as they pay their final respects.

Staging Time: 09:45 AM

Lannie Road Baptist Church
5887 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32218

Ride Captain:

Richard Vernon
(904) 254-9269

Special Instructions:

Brief: 10:10 AM
Brief Family: 10:20 AM
KSU: 10:30 AM with family escort to JNC
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Richard Vernon
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 Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army / USAR Veteran, Richard Carroll Brooke may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  3. As our Brother Richard answers his final call to duty from the Great Commander in the Heavens, may his soul have peace and rest. His duty is to forever watch over his loved ones at the Great Commanders side.
    My you find peace and comfort at this time and realize that your Hero is not gone but waiting to be reunited with those he loves.
    May his soul find fair winds and following seas! RIP Hero!

  4. My wife and I would like to Wish the family of Richard Brooke our sincerest condolences. RIP brother.

    Richard Vernon
    USN ADCS Retired
    PGR Assistant State Captain
    Florida District 4

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