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    Thomas Caffarello, Veteran, USAF - WWII, Vietnam, Winter Park, Florida - 21 May 2017

    Thomas Caffarello, 89, Veteran

    USAF - WWII, Vietnam

    Winter Park, Florida - 21 May 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    The family of SSG Thomas Caffarello has graciously requested the Patriot Guard Riders presence as they show their final respects and lay their loved one to rest.

    SSG Caffarello served his Country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII & U.S. Air Force.

    During WWII, SSG Caffarello performed duties as Shore Patrol in Hawaii. After the War, he assisted in taking radiation readings after an atomic bomb test on Kwajalein in the Marshal Islands. Additional duty assignments include Germany, France, Greece, and a tour-of duty in Vietnam (then U.S. Air Force).

    Upon completion of his service, SSG Caffarello received an Honorable Discharge and awarded a Good Conduct Metal. No additional military related information is available at this time.

    Note: This is a two-part mission.

    Part 1 is a Viewing and Funeral Service at the funeral home, followed by an escort (approximately 8 miles) to the Cemetery.

    Part 2 is a Committal Service at the cemetery.

    Please bring your 3 x 5 American Flags and join us as we stand in silent Honor and Respect for our U.S. Army Air Corp / Air Force Hero and Family.

    Flag Bikes strongly encouraged.

    Please hydrate.



    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 May 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 1230 hrs.
    Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home
    7520 Aloma Ave.
    Winter Park, Florida - 32792
    https://goo.gl/nG5y4p


    Ride Captain:
    Bernie “Dutchman” Conner
    Bc17004@aol.com
    407-415-6162


    Special Instructions:
    1230 hrs – Stage
    1245 hrs – Brief
    1400 hrs – Service
    1430 hrs – Escort KSU
    Flag Line as determined by Ride Captain


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.




    STAGING #2 DETAILS: 21 May, 2017

    Staging #2 Time: 1445 hrs.
    Glen Haven Memorial Park
    2300 Temple Drive
    Winter Park, Florida - 32789
    https://goo.gl/YG5bs9


    Ride Captain:
    Bernie “Dutchman” Conner
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    407-415-6162


    Special Instructions:
    Stage – Upon arrival of the Escort
    1500 hrs – Committal Service


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.




    Submitted By: David Shelton
    Position: Assistant State Captain



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    This veteran may now rest in peace. My condolences to the family and friends.


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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army Air Corps - US Air Force, WWII Veteran, Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Thomas Caffarello. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
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    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



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    My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Thomas Caffarello, Rest in Peace, Hero.

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    My sincere condolences to the family and the friends of Thomas Caffarello. May God wrap you in His love and may your faith keep you strong during this most trying time. May your memories of Thomas fill your moments of quiet and solitude when you reflect back on a life well lived.
    Staff Sergeant Thomas Caffarello, 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 airman. Your mission is complete.
    Riding for my dad, Henry L. (Hank) Ferguson, MSgt USAF, WWII veteran deceased and for all of those who wrote that "blank check".

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    My sincere condolences to the family of this True American Hero. Rest in Peace my Brother, we have the watch.
    David E. "CanDo" Olmstead
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    "For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

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    Rest In Peace WWII/Vietnam Hero.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    Miz. Alice and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. Your mission is complete May you rest in peace. We salute you.
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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to our country. May, you rest in peace in the home that Jesus has prepared for you

    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
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    Standing in Honor of all who have served our country.
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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of this Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    My wife and I extend to you our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    RIP Thomas , thank you for your service ,, Amen .
    Senior Ride Captain, Proud to be an AMERICAN . Proud to had Served .Proud to show Respect for those who Serve . USAF 71 - 75 APSq 438th , USAFR 76 - 80 APSq 914th

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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this WWII & VIETNAM WAR HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

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    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    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
    In Honor of,
    My Uncle David J. Alexander U.S. Navy Sea-Bees
    My Brother David J. Alexander U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter Jillian A. Silvernail U.S.Air Force
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    My wife and I offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our departed Hero. We are grateful to this Veteran and this family, for all of the sacrifices that were made to protect us, and preserve our freedoms. May your faith and your fond memories be your guiding light in this time of sorrow.

    I stand....
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    In appreciation of all who earned my freedom.

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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    As we of the United States Navy say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we have the Watch…
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of SSgt Thomas Caffarello. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Thomas for your service.
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    It is with great sadness that I learned of the loss of this hero. We mourn
    with their family and friends. Though we mourn, we stand tall to honor them.
    This hero's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We ask that this hero
    rest in eternal peace.
    Hero, you can stand down. We have the watch.


    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten.


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    My wife and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of an American hero. We pray that God gives you peace and strength to carry on in this difficult time. We are proud to honor the service this hero unselfishly gave for our great nation.


    Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply.


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    My grandfather Howard Jackson, US Army WWI
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    My wife Joan and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends for the loss of your loved one. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifice and service to our country will never be forgotten. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor and respect for the years of service to our great nation. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace as their mission is now complete. I salute your HERO.
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    My condolences & prayers to the family & friends of Thomas Caffarello, 89, Veteran USAF - WWII, Vietnam. Fellow Airman, stand down, your mission is complete. Thank you for your services to our Country. Ever rest with Honor & Peace.

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    My condolences to the Family and Friends of Thomas Caffarello.
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    Our condolences to the friends and family of our departed hero. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your loss is our loss and we share that burden. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor of the service to this great nation.
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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




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    My Condolences go out to family and friends of WWII USAF Vietnam Veteran, Thomas Caffarello may you rest in peace and God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Caffarello, USAF - WWII, Vietnam Veteran. Thank you for your service to our country and may God Bless you and your family in their time of need. Rest in peace your duty here on earth is done.
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    AFTER ACTION REPORT: There were 4 riders present for this mission. The Family was presented a card signed by all riders plus a Condolence package.
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    It is with the utmost respect that I offer my condolences to the family of a true American Hero. May you rest in the knowledge that your duty was well done and you have the gratitude of an entire nation for your sacrifice and your service. I know that you will now be in the company of your fellow veterans who have gone before you and who will welcome you at Heaven’s Gate upon your arrival. Stand down now and know that we will carry on your legacy of freedom for all our citizens. To your family and friends I ask that God comfort them now in their time of despair and remain with them as they adjust to their loss.
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    Has won the battle for the free,
    Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
    And in its hollow tones are heard
    The thanks of millions yet to be”.

    I ride in honor of my Dad, Sgt. Warren G. Hyman, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Regiment, Co. K, 6th Marine’s, WWII; my Son, Maj. Richard W. Hyman, Jr., USAF and Grandson A.J. Hyman-Whalen, USMC, both are currently defending our freedom.

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    My deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this Veteran.

    We thank you for your service to our great nation. Stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace.
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    Sincere condolences to family and friends of this honorable patriot. Might all who knew this honorable patriot profess it proudly... and might those who have not been so honored as to know such individuals be blessed by doing so.
    I will PROUDLY stand for you and with your family, as you did for me and mine... I did not know you then... but I know your kind and PROUDLY so.

    In honor the service of:
    ALL who have honorably served this nation in uniform, as military and/or first responder teams, and their families

    Then Jesus said to the disciples, "...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one; for I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished..."

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