Frederick J Brehony

Oregon City, Oregon

September 10, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
67 Navy Yeoman 3rd Class



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Frederick Joseph Brehony

August 26, 1943 - September 10, 2010

Frederick Brehony, or Fred Wrong Way (his nickname with the PGR)left this world on Friday, September 10, 2010 leaving behind his wife Pat of 45 years, daughters Pamela and Kathleen, son-in-laws Dwight (David) and Phil, and grandchildren Mychaela, Savannah, Becker, Sydney, Karl and Kylie. He was proceeded in death by his son, Freddy, in May. Dad was also a friend and brother to the men and women who serve with the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR).

Dad will be remembered by many who know him as a man who dedicated his life standing in a flag line to honor our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Neither rain nor snow kept Dad from making sure that our military families and their soldiers knew how much he appreciated their service. Many times you would see dad go up to a soldier and proudly shake their hand and say "Thank you for your service".

But to us, his daughter's, he was our Dad. Always loving, supportive, encouraging, funny and always kept our husbands in line. We were blessed to have our father walk us both down the aisle to begin our life as wives and to bless him with grandchildren that he loved with all of his heart. He was the centerpiece of family gatherings and camping trips. You could hear him cheering and scolding refs/umpires at sporting events. Dad would always, always make time for his family and we both know that he loved us, was proud of us, and he is here with us as we raise our families.

To his wife, he was her rock. Mom and Dad rarely spent many nights apart. Dad always remembered anniversaries and birthdays and showered mom with flowers (he even knew which ones she could tolerate!!) They enjoyed dancing and taking classes so dad could learn new techiques to swing his wife around the dance floor. They spent a lot of time on the road touring the country and visiting family and friends. Mom and Dad had a true undying love for each other.

For those of you who would like to pay your respects to Dad, you can do that on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14th from 9AM - 5 and September 15th from 9AM - 8PM at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City. We will lay Dad to rest on Thursday. September 16th, at the Logan Pleasant View Cemetery on Springwater Rd at 2:00. We will then celebrate Dad's wonderful life at a memorial service on Sunday, September 19th, at Clackamas Bible Church at 4:00.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to Q Madp the photographer, PO Box 86888, Portland, Oregon 97286. For tax-deductible donations, donations can be made to the Oregon War Veterans Assoc. PO Box 8043 Salem, Oregon 97303. Please put on the memo line. 

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January 19, 2013 Entries

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard,
    Please join us as we gather together to honor one of our own.  Fred Brehony, 67, was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, Navy Veteran, and proud Patriot Guard Rider.  Fred was a Yoeman 3rd Class and proudly served his country from Oct. 1961 - Jan. 1966.  The time is here to leather-up, put a shine on the bike, and saddle up for Fred.  Fred, you have been steadfast in your commitment to honoring our fallen military and Veterans.  Now it is our turn to stand for you, and pay you the honor and respect you so richly deserve.  Your passing has left a tremendous hole in the Brehony Family and the PGR Family. Ride on Brother Fred, our pegs are down...

My heart aches... I've lost a great friend and brother in the PGR and life. To Pat and the girls, my heart goes out to each of you and can only pray our Heavenly Father will give you all of his comfort and love at this time. You know we are always there for you so all you have to do is ask. I will be standing by for anything you need. 

To my Oregon/Washington PGR brothers and sisters, our grief is heavy and together we will get through this. My heart goes out to each and every one of you and pray you will be comforted as well. 

My brother Fred, you have left a huge hole that will never be filled. I will miss everything I know about you, especially your dedication to the PGR, our mission, and your fellow veteran brothers. You were always a class act, and I will always try to live up to your friendship and love, and your dedication to the mission. I thank you for allowing me to be part of your life, I thank you for your service to our great country, and know full well you will never be forgotten nor taken for granted. You have allowed me and my family to enjoy the freedoms we all enjoy each and every day and I will be forever grateful. Fred, you are a true American Hero, Patriot, and most of all, friend and I will cherish every moment we had together. Ride hard my friend, ride hard!!!

Humbly with love and respect........
Dave "Dirt" Cox
Assistant State Captain, Western Washington
Stevenson, WA
Whoever said rain dampens the spirit wasn't a member of the PGR!!!

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Fred Brehony. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace.
Karen (kerrybell) Trone

I have been simply devastated all day and can't seem to think of anything else. To say my heart aches would be an understatement. To Pat and the girls, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and pray that God will bring you some comfort. If I can do anything for you, please know that I will be there.

My sister sends her condolences from St Thomas. She has only been able to attend a couple of PGR missions, but she remembers very fondly how her first mission, she was talking about the bikes and how cool it was and Fred asked her if she wanted a ride. He proceeded to ride her around the Jesuit High parking lot and I know it is a day that she will never forget.

Fred, you will be missed and I don't know if the hole you left can ever be filled. You always had a smile on your face and a hug for all of your friends in PGR. I know that you are now standing the flag line in Heaven waiting for us to get there. You were a Navy hero, a Patriot but mostly a friend and brother and you will be sorely missed. God Speed and enjoy your ride on the celestial highway until we all come home to see you.

It will be an honor to stand in YOUR flag line and I know the tears will flow hard for this mission more than most.
RED, WHITE and BLUE - These Colors DON?T run!

Teresa "Terry" Carroll
Proud Navy Mom of Ben
Proud Marine Aunt of Tyler
Oregon Ride Captain

Rest In Peace Fred.
Fair winds and following seas.
My condolences to your family and sympathies to your friends.
S. Mitch

U.S Army Dec 1970 to Sept 1972
1st Infantry Division.
PGR Ride Captain


US AIR FORCE 1961 - 1965

Fred Brehony...stand down sailor...your duty is done. God Bless You
George G. Westbrook Jr.
Senior Chief Petty Officer USN(Ret)

Thank You For Serving Our Country!
Thank You For Defending Our Constitution!
Thank You For Helping To Keep Our Nation Free!!

You will not be forgotten Fred!!!



US NAVY 1976 1982

My heart felt thanks to Fred Brehony USN Veteran and a brother in the PGR. Thank you for your service in protecting our freedoms and standing for those who have needed you in the PGR. You will be missed but never forgotten. May God bless the family and comfort them in this time of need and may he give you peace God Bless

Johnnie Bell

by mailman

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of US Navy Veteran/PGR Member Fred Brehony. Rest In Peace.

by sneakysnake

Gail and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Fred Brehony. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in eternal peace.

by USAF6367

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Fred's family and friends-may God bless and comfort them.

Thank you Fred Brehony for your service to your country-you may be gone, but never forgotten. Rest in peace, for your mission is complete.

by Nkinler

The best of the best is now with the rest of the best. Fred my brother, you were the perfect example of a Patriot Guard Rider. You were always there with a smile, a hug, a welcome. Somehow we'll carry on without you but it will be tough.

Pat and the girls, I was devastated when it was confirmed it was Fred who went down yesterday. I know my grief but I can't imagine the level of grief you must feel. The only consolation to all this is the knowledge that Fred died doing what he loved doing more than anything. My heart goes out to you. Know that your brothers and sisters of the PGR will be there for you always.

Ride on Fred. You and Freddie are now free to ride the celestial highways together for eternity.

by Chonga

Fred, my friend, The world will not be the same without you here. You have long been one of the cornerstones of the PGR and we will have a hard time finding another as rock solid as you. The last time I hugged you was at Freddie's service and I regret that my own life has kept me from seeing you since then.I will remember that hug till my dying day. Thanks for being such a good friend through the last few years as we all dealt with the emotional turmoil caused by what we do. I pray that your family stays strong throughout this sad time. See you on the other side soon, my friend.

by Elgin47

What a shame and a tragic loss. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Fred's family; he lived on honorable life and will take the place he has rightfully earned among America's fallen heroes. Rest easy, Fred; and thank you.

by ChuckRSTD05

Fred I miss you more than you would have known. You have been a good friend to me and to all who you have touched. I grieve for you and your family. I will miss you my friend.

by Three Peanuts 

10 Sep 2010 1:08 PM 
Thank you for the news. This is devastating news to hear. Fred is a good friend to me over the years. I will miss him very much. I have been on long rides with Fred including last year on the Run For The Wall. My condolences to Pat and family. I will miss him very much. 

Chuck "Banker" Jeffcoat 

USN Vietnam Veteran 1963-1967
USS Hornet CVS 12

by Fiftyweight1

It's not how they died, it's how they lived that made them a hero.
Thank you Fred for being the best of the best.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends.


by whacko

Dave Cox called me yesterday morning while I stood and heard his wavering voice tell me about our downed rider....The news cut into me like a knife....I have served side by side with Fred many times as I cannot remember a time in recent history we have not met up for a "Mission" on common ground.....Fred made every one he could....Now the news just seems so sureal.....My heart will be empty in that spot where I would give Fred recognition.....I will fill it with his memories ......
Pat and girls my very deepest sympathies.... I would ask God to hold you with His Grace and comfort you in this very hard time.....Fred resides with God in one of the many rooms as Jesus promised....Fred "laid his life down for another".....Jesus says in the book of John "There is no greater gift"...Please take this in comfort and comfirmation.....
Fred I will miss you....thanks for making me a better man by setting the example.....Fair winds sailor....Take your eternal rest
Steve "Whacko" West/RC Castle Rock, Washington

by SheepDawg

Fred, your smile and hug, no matter where and when our paths crossed, was ALWAYS the highlight of my day. As many other have said, you are the epitomy of the Patriot Guard and you set a standard that each of us always tried to meet. To do so in the future will be with a heavy heart.

Please know that each of us are a better person having known you. We shared lot's of laughs, your great hugs, a lot of lousy weather and the honor of knowing you.

My fondest memory is with you at a roadside park somewhere in Eastern Oregon. We had lot's of miles behind us, as many ahead of us, everybody was tired, but your smile and jokes made it all worth it.

Ride the corners like you always wanted to, enjoy the eternal sunshine of your new home, keep watch over each of us as we keep watch on yours that are still with us. We will meet and ride again.

Prayers for you and yours.


by jrjensen

THE OREGONIAN, 09/11/10 OREGON CITY -- On Friday morning, Fred J. Brehony answered the call to duty as he had so many times before. He pulled on a leather vest covered with patches noting his military service, climbed aboard his motorcycle and rode off to honor a fallen Vietnam veteran at Willamette National Cemetery. He never made it. Brehony, 67, a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, was killed in a collision on his way to the cemetery. The bad news traveled quickly among Patriot Guard Riders. "Fred was one of the kindest, most giving people I've ever run across," said Bryan Loun of Oregon City. "He was very dedicated to being in service to others." Police said Brehony had left his home on South Springwater Road, east of Oregon City, and was heading to the funeral for Howell "Hal" Birdwell of Vancouver, who earned a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Birdwell, 67, was a member in good standing of the Patriot Guard Riders. At 7:51 a.m., Brehony collided with a car at Bakers Ferry Road. He was declared dead at the scene. Cause of the crash remains under investigation by Clackamas County Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians. Brehony's wife, Pat, 67,was following him in another vehicle and witnessed the crash. Nick Kinler of Northeast Portland, assistant Oregon state captain for the Patriot Guard Riders, noted that the Brehonys' 41-year-old son, Frederick Brehony II, died in May. "Pat is just devastated," Kinler said. "Luckily, their two daughters are staying pretty close by." Kinler said he met Brehony, a retired meatcutter for WinCo Foods, four years ago and was immediately impressed by his desire to recognize the sacrifices of veterans. He said Brehony was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on a destroyer during the Vietnam War. "He had a 'Tin Can Navy' patch on his vest," Kinler said. "That's what those old sailors called destroyers." Kinler said Brehony participated in all the Patriot Guard Rider missions, even if that meant cutting short personal activities. "Fred was one of the most beloved Patriot Guard members in Oregon," Kinler said. "Everyone thought the world of him." Kinler said the Patriot Guard now faces the heart-rending task of organizing a memorial to honor one of their own. "It won't be easy, but we will do it," Kinler said. "And I tell you it will be big." -- Rick Bella

by Stretch_8

My deepest sympathies to the family of Fred Brehony. To my brothers and sisters in the Oregon Patriot Guard, and those who rode with him in all other areas he traveled, I offer my heart felt sympathies to you as well. It was very obvious how much Fred touched the lives of those around him as I saw several emails yesterday, and people who posted their shock and disbelief at his sudden passing on other media sites. Fred, you left a great legacy of service to our fallen heroes, and those around you. The void left by your passing will never be replaced. May God's peace give your family comfort now.

Standing by in Eastern Washington

by BornFree

To the family and other friends of Fred, I too have been in shock and haven't been able to find any words to say. Fred was one of the most kind and thoughtful individuals I have ever known, I will miss him.
Pat, my heart goes out to you and may God be with you in this time of loss.

Steve Guild

by Kick Stand

I am shocked by this sad news about the loss of "One Of Our Own". Fred and have rode and stood together to many times to count and I will surely miss him. I wish I could come up with something to ease the pain. I do know that the one day the tears of sadness will turn into tears of joy as the family remembers the happiness that Fred bestowed upon all that knew him. Rest In Peace my friend, know that the PGR Heart will keep your family under their wings in the heart.

by Pepper_guy

My sincere condolences and prayers to family and friends of Fred Brehony, U.S. Navy Veteran / PGR Ride Captain / Friend. Fred, I am forever grateful for your service to our country and our Fallen Heroes. You were always there rain or shine to honor our heroes. You were always there with a hand shake and hug for fellow riders, new riders or our Heroes Families. Your spirit has moved on, but you will live on in the hearts of all of the many people you have touched. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. You are a "TRUE AMERICAN HERO". May you Forever Rest in Peace.

by ipfrev

Thank you for sharing yourself with us.
Farewell, friend.

by Billboy

My Sincere Condolences go out to Family and Friends of US Navy Veteran / PGR Brother, Fred Brehony, Though you will be missed you will not be forgotten, Thank you for your Service. Rest in Peace and God be with you. "You Will Forever Be Remembered"

Bill Snelson (Billboy)
US Army, Vietnam Veteran
PGR Senior Ride Captain, Mentor
Webster, Fl.

by ricehogg

When I read the news about fred... It was as though someone ripped my heart out. Fred was one of the first to welcome me into the ranks of the PGR. He had the most kindest hearts of any man I have ever known. I am so proud to have known him over the past few years. I still have a picture of him as we stood in the flagline while the wind was ripping away at our flags...Fred was as solid as a granite wall. His strength and sense of duty amazed me. When I took time off to go back to school, he was one of the main faces I missed and I looked forward to giving him a big hug once I returned. Now.. it will be my most proudest honor to hope that I can stand in his memory with the dignity that he had. I love you Fred, and I will miss you dear friend. We will one day meet again.... And you will hear Our Father in Heaven say to you.."WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT"!!!
Pat I pray for you and wish you and your family condolances in your time of sorrow. We all looked up to Fred.


To Pat and family, Marilyn and I were deeply sadden to hear of the accident that took Fred from us.
He was an incredible leader and always set the bar very high leading by example.
We shall forever miss him but we know that yesterday Fred went to be with his Savior.
It will be our Privilege to Stand for Fred as he has stood for many.
Though we may never understand, there is a Greater Plan.
We share your loss and will Pray for you and the family during these hard times.
Fred has Served his Country and Community, and we shall never forget him.
The Patriot Guard has been a part of your family and will strive to continue.
God Bless

by sdoise

I sincerely appreciate the military service of Fred Brehony to protect our country, freedom and preserve our way of life. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Rest in peace.

by Thug

Fred,you were a friend. I will miss you more then I can possibly say here. Rest now and one day we will ride again. To your family, you are in my prayers. Thug.

by tripper

Your presence here on earth will be forever missed. Your place in our hearts will be etenal.

by squid79

I was on many missions with Fred and he was a great guy.. the last time I saw him he gave me a big smile and a hug. Pat know that you and your family are in my prayers. Fred has left a hole and boots too big to fill. I will stand for you Fred on your final mission. We dedicated the parade ride to you today Fred. Love you and will miss your more than words can say.

by jigdog

Thank you Fred for your selfless service to this country and to its defenders your love and service will be missed,my sincere condloences to the family and friends here at PGR. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Deanna and I are in shock, as so many others are at the tragic loss of our brother Fred. We were on vacation yesterday when we got the report. Pat, we have been praying for you and your family since we heard, asking GOD to cover you with His loving comfort and the peace of our Lord Jesus. Dear Fred was such an example of biblical love and joy of serving others, that he truly blessed all he met and added a richness to our lives. Fred was a genuine model of humility and self-sacrifice who will be greatly missed. Because the affections are so deep, the pain is so great. We join with you in this time of sorrow and consider it a privilege and honor to have served with Fred. We are here, with all others, for you our sister. We send our love, Dennis & Deanna

by Electricfoot

It was an honor to have stood with you sir.

by Sledder999

Fred, I just found out that you have left us and the tears in my eyes make it difficult to write this. You were a true man.kind, gentle, dedicated to the PGR, and concerned for others... and it was always nice to see another "Tin Can" man on the flag line. You have touched my heart in many ways as I know you have touched others. My consolation is that I know you are with God today and for eternity. That, my friend, is what our earthly struggle is all about. I pray for Pat and the rest of your family that, somehow, in the midst of all their tragedies this year that our Lord and Savior will comfort them as only He can. Although I have been on PGR leave this year, I will be so very proud to stand the flag line for you my friend. God bless you!

by DennisReynolds

Fred, it's going to take a long time for the pain of your loss to subside. I've been able to think of little else since Pat called me yesterday morning, confirming what I feared from early news reports.

I'll miss hearing your voice answering the phone; "Dennis!". I'll miss meeting you at the Carver boat launch to ride to missions together. I'll miss our yearly adventure to Baker City for the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally. I'll miss watching you and Pat quietly displaying your love for one another... truly touching. I'll miss many things about you, including what we do best... standing in the flagline to honor someone who served his/her country.

I'm glad to know I told you that I love you, around the time Freddy died. Often we wait too long to tell someone that, especially us guys. That's a regret I don't have tonight.

Until another day and time...

by Birdwell

To the Family of Fred Brehony, We are so sorry and sad to hear of your loss. We thank Fred for his service to our Country and his willingness to honor our father and husband as a Patriot Guard Rider. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Family of Hal Birdwell

by dkimbe01

Rest in peace Fred. Can't believe I just spoke with you and now you're gone.
Thank you for your service.

by gypsysharon

My Sincere Condolences To The Family and Friends of Fred Brehony, US Navy Veteran/PGR Brother. I Am Forever Grateful For Your Service To Our Country. Rest In Peace

by MountainMan_ga

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony, USN Veteran/PGR Member. Thank you for your service to this Great Nation. Go Rest High on the Mountain.

by gunny1811

My sincere Condolences, to the Family of Fred Brehony and to all PGR members from the North West. When a friend is lost, it hurts deep. Rest in peace Fred and know we will be standing for you as you've stood for us. Gunny South Central Dist Ride Captain PGRofWA.

by sig22

I send my sincere condolences to USN Veteran and PGR brother Fred Brehony. May the Lord comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

Godspeed Fred.....Godspeed.....

by Rfor2005

Fred it is a sad day in Oregon and the entire PGR family to hear this sad news. Pat I am sorry to hear that you had to witness this as it happened. Keep in mind that you have a large family to turn to in this time of need. We all will stand in a moment of silence with this sad news. Take care and be strong. Fred may you rest in peace.

by Lady Harley

Fred, Thank you for your willingness to defend the United States of America and her freedoms and interests. Your untimely death brings much sorrow and sadness to the hearts and lives of your family, friends, military brothers and sisters, each and every member of the Patriot Guard Riders, and all who truly appreciate their freedom. We are proud of your service and dedication in that which you believed in and fought for. Your mission is complete. You are truly an American hero and the world in which we live is a safer place because of your commitment to freedom. We will now proudly stand for you with honor, dignity, and respect. We pray that you will now rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord. May He provide peace, comfort, and understanding to each life you touched and may He guide your family and friend with His grace during this time of sorrow. With gratitude, deepest respect and heartfelt sympathy.

by ssgtbam

I have struggled with what to say here since hearing the sad news of the loss of our Friend, Fred! I still do not know what to say... Know that Fred will always be remembered with fondness and Honor for his devotion to continuing to serve as a PGR member. Pipey and I stand by awaiting further instructions...we will be heartbroken, but truly honored to be there for Fred and his family... Sigh... Memory Eternal!

by NorthwestDiego

My thoughts & prayers go out to Pat, their family, and his PGR family in Oregon. While I haven't done many missions in Oregon in the last year, I do remember seeing Fred. His dedication to the mission was incredible. His passing is a huge loss for this family & the PGR. Pat, know that you are being upheld in prayers by many, many people that knew & loved Fred.

Standing by in Federal Way

by kkwwillie

I wonder if Fred Brehony had any idea just how MANY people truly loved him, probably not. I wonder if any of us had any idea just how much Fred meant to us, probably not! Two days after the accident and it hasn't gotten any easier. We have been fortunate to have met some really great people through the PGR but few could compare to the honest, humble, caring man that Fred was. We will miss him greatly and hope that in some way, Pat and the rest of the family can find some comfort in the knowledge that Fred coming to missions and being part of our lives, has in some way made each one of us a better person. We send our most sincere condolences to Pat and family. We will never forget our dear friend Fred Brehony.

by Drem

My thoughts and prayers go out to Fred's wife and their family. My thoughts are also with all his PGR Brothers and Sisters as they also feel this lose. Looking skyward, thank you Fred for your service to our Country and for your willingness to Stand for today's Heroes. There are some very good people awaiting your arrival to guide you along the Golden Highways. Rest easy we have your watch.

by skytex

Fred, gonna miss you old buddy. You were one of the 'rocks' that kept us together. You'll never be forgotten...


by snapperbeck

I couldn't believe my ears and eyes when I found out Fred was killed in an accident on his way to a PGR mission on Friday morning. The news ripped at my heart and tears flowed from my eyes. A dear friend that I can no longer hug when I see him. He made me feel good when around him and he just seemed to be friends with everyone of our PGR family. You will be missed greatly. My family and I are praying for your wife, Pat, and your daughters. May God hold you close in your time of grief. Rest in peace, your mission is complete. Thanks for Fred, for your service to our country and helping the PGR honor US soldiers and veterans and their families. You will be missed, my brother,my friend, my fellow American.

by SheepDawg

Times for services: Thursday, 2:00 pm in Oregon City then to the cemetery on Sprngwater about three miles past Carver. Sunday, 4:00 pm Memorial Service It will be difficult, but an honor to stand this line.

by TAFreeman

I'm totally at a loss for words........I can't even think now... I'm reading the email from Dennis Reynolds, in the driver's area at the Flying J truck stop in St. George, UT with tears running down my face and other drivers wondering what's wrong...
I tell them, they send their condolences, too, as the football game disappears...

Fred was a great friend to me and to all I would have to say. We stood together on more missions than I can count. In fact, I can't remember an Oregon mission I didn't see him at. He was one of the people I looked forward to seeing at any PGR mission (or anywhere), yes - even though....

I feel really bad now, We were supposed to get together for slow speed maneuvering practice but, never got to set up a time to meet.

Fred, I will miss you greatly, my Friend. I know you will be missed greatly by all. We will miss you more than anyone of us can say. I know I will. It will be an honor to stand the Flag line for you.
Fair winds and following seas, my friend. Rest easy, your mission is complete and well done. Thank you for you service to our country, your support for our troops, and your friendship.

Pat & family... My condolences and prayers to you. Thank you for sharing your Hero with us. I will always remember his smile, his laugh, and the sparkle in his eyes.

by Zonie

My thoughts and prayers go out to Fred's family and to the extended PGR family of OR. Fred, it is evident that you are truly loved. Stand down sir...God Bless.

- Zonie

by Jer's

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Fred Brehony, may the good Lord grant this family and friends the peace and strength to deal with the days ahead.

Riding in Honor of my fathers brother SSgt. James C. Guest USMC Fort Custer National Cemetery

by LBaker

Fred was a true hero and a wonderful person. The tears seem to have no end. Fred always had a genuine smile and a warm hug for everyone. The PGR and suffered a huge loss. Fred you will be missed here on earth but I know you will be standing the flagline for each of us as we come home. Rest in Peace my friend. To Pat and his daughters my deepest sympathies. Fred was one of a kind and his absence will be felt by all. Lora Baker PGR, Soldier's Angel

by Don Pearce

To the family and friends of Fred Brehony, Nancy and I send our sincere condolences. We thank Fred for his service to our country and this organization that we love so dearly. Losing a Hero is always hard, but, when it is a member of the (PGR) family who has been so outstanding, it is a terrible and heartwrenching loss. The hole he left will never be filled, but his memory will continue to inspire each and every one of us to strive for the high ideals that Fred epitomized and stood for. Your loss has dimmed our light, but your spirit will never allow it to break. We stand in spirit with our brothers and sisters for Fred. May you now rest forever in the loving arms of Almighty God. We miss you.

by nermal

To the family and friends of Fred Brehony. my sincere condolances .May you find tranquility in knowing that friends and loved ones share in the loss of your loved one ..

Grace Washburn
P.G.R Ride Captian & Flag director
Mass .No.Shore..

by Garysgrl

Mrs. Brehony,daughters, family and friends, many before us on this post have said so sincerely how we feel, as that is said, we, like them,will keep you all in our prayers. Ride free Brother Fred with all of the other Heroes that have been called to heaven. Thank you for your service to our great country. Nancy and Gary Schwartz Pittsburgh,PA Riding in Honor of my Dad & Father in law Taylor H. Beech, Jr. Sgt. Army Air Corp WWII 1925-2009

by tomp93 
My heart is heavy with the untimely loss of Fred Brehony. As a biker, this is the nature of the beast, as an RC, the extra miles we do during missions increases our odds exponently for disaster with each mile added. Tragically, his last mile came too soon. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this selfless American, RIP.

by deelove13

We send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the friends and family of Fred Brehony and to the PGR of Oregon. What tragic news and devistation for this dedicated family and extended family. I didn't know Fred, but I know so many like him. His caring and devotion, love for his country and fellow man resonate in the words on these pages and reflects the true nature of the Patriot Guard Riders. The words on these pages are written for a man who gave freely and made a great difference in the lives of so many who will never forget.
This family, the State of Oregon and indeed, the entire PGR have lost a great heart, but that heart will continue in the souls of all who remember his name, his spirit of giving, his devotion and service to his country and his mission.

THANK YOU SIR ! Rest in peace. We've got the watch.
Standing in spirit from RI.

by chance3290

May GOD bless our brother and look after his family.

by Timeless

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family. Rest easy Fred....may your memories live on in all who knew you.

by LynnVaughn

In October 2009 I buried one of my soldiers (I was his First Sergeant) at the Willamette National Cemetery. As I was approaching Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home where the services were to occur, I rounded the hilltop and there proudly stood "FRED" standing at attention with his US Flag wearing his leathers and "TINCUP". patch. As I further entered I noticed there was a great number of similarly dressed guys also holding US Flags. I asked them who was in charge of this group and they said, the big guy inside. I went inside and there was CABBIE.... OH MY GOD I thought to myself... but after talking to him I quickly realized each of these guys standing proudly outside the doors were there for one reason-to honor my solider and his family. I joined PGR that night !!!

I never hesitated to go to missions and at each mission it seemed, there stood Fred, without any complaints of the weather, the time of the day/night or where we were going. Fred was one of the guys I watched a nd admired greatly. It is easy to attend a mission out of respect but I could tell it meant more to Fred and I never forgot that image. Fred was one of the guys that not only talked the talk but walked the walk....

In the Marine Cor;s we have the saying of SEMPER FI which simply means ALWAYS FAITHFUL....
Fred, SEMPER FI my friend, you will be greatly missed but will be remembered in our hearts and minds at every PGR mission we are present. You my friend were ALWAYS FAITHFUL and so we shall also be.

Sempfer Fi
Lynn Vaughn
Retired First Sergeant

by mcalmrl

Oh my goodness, what can we say that will bring comfort and peace to Fred's family and loved ones? Just know that we are praying for all of you that the Lord will sustain you through the coming days. Only His Peace and Comfort will free your heart from the burdens of sorrow and dispair. We will be there for you and will stand for Fred, for he stood for many in their days of sorrow too. Ride on the wings of Eagles Brother, for you have give your all and have paid the Ultimate Price for your country and commrades. God Bless you Fred, and your family and friends. We will miss you for sure, but we also know that you will be waiting for us someday.

Mac & Marilyn McAllister
Roseburg, OR
PGR RC/Bikers for Christ

by Beaconkeeper

It is with sad heart upon hearing of Freds death on Friday morning. Sort of lost for words. Standing by in Port Orchard

by PFC.perry

My thoughts and prayers are out to his wife and kids. I didn't know them, but I did spend time with him before and after missions, that's where I really got to now him. As I got an email letting me know about what had happened, my heart and my mind couldn't stop grieving over the loss. I just couldn't believe that someone I had spent time with getting to know, someone as strong as him, had passed. He will never be forgotten in my heart, and I will always remember him. Thank you God for bringing him into our lives for he has forever changed us all.

by calamityjane

to the family and friends of Fred Brehony, my deepest sympathies. there is new star in the skies above you watching over you each day.
thank you fred for your service to our country. stand down we will carry on from here

by reconner

It is with a heavy heart that I convey to you, Pat, and the girls, our deepest and most sincere condolences, on behalf of all of us in the State of Washington, for your loss. It is difficult to put into words the caring, comradeship, and love that we have for our Brothers and Sisters in the Patriot Guard Riders, and to lose one to such a senseless cause is miles beyond "I'm sorry". Know that Fred has been, and will remain, our Hero, and that he will truly Never Be Forgotten. Fred, you are among those Heroes who will forever ride their steel horses through the Halls of Valhalla, where heroes go to spend eternity. Ride Free, My Brother, and may the Wind take your spirit along all the highways you always wished to travel. Stand down, Brother, for we are Standing Up for you.

by wotvet

My condolences to the family and friends of Patriot Fred Brehony.

by Bluejeans92126 

"Sleep my sons, your duty done...until freedom's light has come.
Sleep in the silent depths and in your bed of hollowed sod.
Until you hear at dawn the low clear reveille of God." 

Thank you for your service, Fred. It is now your end of watch. Rest easy and in peace. Fair Wind and Following Seas. Sailor, I salute you. 

My heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Patriot Guard, Fred Brehony. We live in the Land of the free, because of the Brave! May you all find peace with time. 

Standing by in San Diego to honor this American Hero.
Bruce aka Bluejeans PO2 USN, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club


My words, no matter how eloquent, can balm your pain. Please know that I am beyond sorry for our loss. Thou I never met Fred I have met thousands of like minded Men and Woman and I know he put our fallen first. Please accept my sincere condolences and know if I could I would ride in his escort.

by ol Bill

I would like to offer my most sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony.
We salute him and render him honor for his service and
sacrifice to our country and to the Partiot Guard Riders. So many of us relate to Fred and his selflessness in the willingness to do what is pressed on our hearts.
His honorable service will not be forgotten. Your mission is complete, rest your oars Sailor. May you forever rest in peace.

ol Bill jammn' in sunny Durham

by poppop 


by BethieA

We here in Southern California were just notified within the last hour or so of this tragic event. As part of one big family that we all are, we all are devastated and mourn the loss of this great man and great patriot one of our own, our brother. I read the Oregon thread written by his friends and this one and how I wish that I had known Fred and his wife Pat. This kind of thing is something we all fear and the reason that every night in my prayers I say "and please, dear Lord, protect my PGR brothers and sisters". It's so hard to find the words here for this...hard like it is when we leave a note for the families of our fallen heroes..or our veteran heroes..somehow in this situation it's even harder. I want to express thanks to Fred for his service in the husband was a retired navy man.."fair winds and flowing seas" Fred. I wish I could just wrap my arms around Pat and their family including all of you..but I know God will and is at this very moment. I would like to say to all of you that you will see Fred again and he will be with you on every mission and in every moment of joy of sadness until you see him again on that distant shore. Love and hugs to all of you...

by stilton

To Know Fred was to have a true friend, even if I only got to see him once a month or so.Every time I ran into him, no matter how long it had been he made me feel like we just talked yesterday. It will be a great honor to stand for you Fred. We will ride together again, oh what a ride that will be !

by Zippy.

My heart goes out to all of you with the loss of Fred. I knew him only through the website and emails but he always had a positive attitude. His loss is felt across the country. May you all find the strength you will need to carry out his mission and to carry on without him.

Fred, your duty is done, rest peacefully knowing your brothers and sisters will carry forward all the love and respect you held for our heroes and their families. You served honorably and we will not forget you, brother.

by Reegie

My condolences to Fred's wife Pat and their family. My heart is heavy for them and they are in my prayers. I am so thankful for everything Fred has done for the PGR, I don't know if I knew him, for the first time I saw the PGR was at my cousin's funeral, Jeremy Loveless, Estacada Oregon, KIA Mosul Iraq May 29, 2006. I know the feeling of being at the services, and how I felt that day with flags flying and such an honor to know so many cared for Jeremy, what he gave, what his family gave, and to know you all cared so much. Shortly after the services I joined PGR myself, because of people like Fred, giving so much, just to show families someone also cared. No words can soften the hurt, but please know others mourn for your loss Pat but are so grateful for everything you and Fred have given to make sure others are not alone. He and you have stood for mine, now I will stand for his. Always in my prayers, always in my thoughts

by Toecutter

Humble condolences and utmost respect offered to the family and loved ones of Fred Brehony. Prayers for gentle healing to all those wounded by this tragedy. We join you in grief and will be honored to stand alongside you in respect for your loved one.

by inabnitt

Fred Brehony, US Navy,
You are a man among men. A true veteran, a friend and a gentleman.

Sailor, you have completed your final watch with Honor, Dignity and Professionalism. It's time to Stand Down and Rest Easy. You have represented yourself, your family the community and The United States Navy with the highest of standards. May God find a resting place for you, worthy of a man of your substance.

I'll darn well miss your company on rides. Gotta end, Love to ya Fred.

by Kodiak

I will miss you. :-( CYA Kodiak

by Harley Harrold

I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony for the loss of this AMERICAN PATRIOT & PGR BROTHER who will not be forgotten. May you ride those streets of Gold forever free in Heaven. Pat I also offer my prayers and condolences for the loss of your love one. I can not imagine how it must feel to witness the loss of your husband. May our Lord be with you and comfort you now and for all time.

by Harley Harrold

I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony for the loss of this AMERICAN PATRIOT & PGR BROTHER who will not be forgotten. May you ride those streets of Gold forever free in Heaven. Pat I also offer my prayers and condolences for the loss of your love one. I can not imagine how it must feel to witness the loss of your husband. May our Lord be with you and comfort you now and for all time.

by Grandude

My family and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony, USN Veteran. Thank you, Fred, for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping our freedom and way of life. I salute you Brother and may you rest in peace wrapped in the loving arms of God Almighty. Stand down your tour is done

by DiskEater

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony. He protected our country and our fallen military member's funerals. It hurts to lose a brother in the PGR. Reading the comments from those who knew him, I know he was a great person. May he now rest in peace with the Lord. Pat, I will be praying for you.

by FlyingTigress

It was my honor to be able, on those missions down in the Portland area, to ride alongside and stand the flagline with Fred.

Rest in Peace, brother. You will be missed. It is, sadly, time for us to stand for you -- as you stood for so many other heroes.

For all of Fred's family, may you find peace in the knowledge of how well respected he was among the PGR.

Stand down, sailor. You've done your duty, and it is time to rest.

by X-Bone

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Pat & the girls, and to all Fred's family and friends. May God give you strength and peace. I was not fortunate enough to know Fred outside of the PGR missions...I always remember the "Tin Can" patch, and the first time I saw him without a leather jacket, thinking, "Dang, that guy's skinnier than me!". It was very rare for me to be on a mission when Fred wasn't there. As has been said, he was indeed ALWAYS FAITHFUL. Thank you for your service to this great nation, and to your fallen brothers. God bless you, Fred, just as we were blessed with your company. Godspeed on your next adventure. It was an honor to stand beside you, and it will be an honor to stand for you.

by Jimmarinr1

Fred, you have protected the freedom of others and served this country with honor and pride, you have honored the fallen and valued your brothers and sisters in arms, you have earned the respect of every Patriot Guard Rider. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. God Bless them in this time of sorrow.
Ride Brother Ride !

by BECKY1965

Thank you again Fred for all you have done for us and our country. I pray that God gives your family and friends the strength and peace to move forward. We will all miss you and love you more than you know. It will be my honor to stand the flagline for you to honor you as the wonderful person that you w ere. You made a huge impact on my life, Gene's life and everyone you came in contact with. What a legacy to leave behind knowing how much everyone respected, cared, loved and thought the world of you. I will forever be a better person for knowing you. Rest in peace Fred. We'll take over from here.

by Pleiku Paul

Our Prayers are with you at your great loss. Paul Kelly

by flag_dave

I am terribly sorry to see this has happened. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Pat, family, and friends. Thoughts and prayers are being sent from central Florida. And Fred sir, my deepest thanks. You are the epitome of honor from what I can see. Rest in peace.

by Quietman

A life well lived... but you will be missed terribly Fred.

Jim "The Mayor" Frost
RFTW California State Coordinator

by Runyon

There are no words. There are so many words. We all are missing you so much. Ride on my good friend. (Fred is on the left)

by SpyderRyder

Thank you for your service Petty Officer Brehony. May you rest in peace.

"Some people's lives can truly make a difference however long or short their lives on earth. They give the gifts of kindness and of caring. They sow the seeds of friendship and self-worth. Some people's lives are beautiful examples of putting others first, and when they are gone, the lives of those they touched are so much richer, and the love they shared lives on and on."

by Epicwoman

There are never the right words to say at the loss of a good man, a great man. To the family, friends and all who loved Fred, I wish we could lift the sadness. We were privileged to have him with us. We say, "Farewell" and thank you for your service to our country, PGR and all the other things that you gave your time and talents to benefit others. We are with you in heart and spirit. With care,

Epicwoman and Reaps
Donnie and Linda Snyder

by Grateful53

Thank you, Fred, for your service to your country. Thank you also for faithfully standing for those who served. May God be with your family and friends during this difficult time, but may they be comforted by the memories you shared with them. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

by Dvldocjoe

Our thoughts and paryers are with the fellow Riders, friends, and family as we say good bye to a great Veteran, Patriot, and Gentleman who stood for his country and community.

You will be greatly missed Fred but never forgotten in the hearts of so many you have met along your journey in life.

by 690MedCo

Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice to defend this great country of ours!! Our thoughts & prayers are with you, your family and friends of this fallen hero to ease them through these difficult times. You will never be forgotten! Rest in peace.

by ron0351

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Marine Lance Corporal Cody A. Roberts. LCpl Roberts is a True American Hero. He choose to join America's finest fighting force during this Global War on Terrorism. He service and sacrifice has made our nation safer. He must never be forgotten. Semper Fi Brother.

by Drxtreme

Every time another hero is called home to rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, we are sad as we must again say farewell to a dwindling response of inspiration to the future generation of this great country. But worry not for you stood for many now we stand for you. To the family of Fred Brehony know this, as long as his storys are retold, as long as his name is spoken, as long as we remember and lift him up before our eyes and our God, he will never truly be gone, only riding a new rode, scouting a new route, planning a new mission for when we rejoin him. Until then Fred Brehony, Vaya Con Dios My Brother! Rest Easy, We have this mission, your watch is over, you mission completed with honor and glory. We now assume the mantle and take up the call in your place. See you down the road good sir!!!!

by PGRLabLuvr

My deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of our Brother, Fred Brehony. Thank you for your service to our great nation as well as the PGR.

Stand down, Fred Brehony, your mission is now complete. May you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace.

by Bikinbabe

Oh Fred, we hoped and prayed it wasn't true. Even though indications told us it was, we had to be sure. Word went out and traveled fast - the world spun crazy, or tilted a little different - something - it was just so hard to comprehend. It has taken me too long to be able to post something here - the words just never seemed right, they still don't.

Fred, you have touched us all in so many ways. You probably never realized the impact you made on so very many lives, you were such a kind and humble man. We always knew what we got with you, a straight-up, honorable guy. Your warm greetings, your smiles and hugs, your "How ya doin'?", your helping hand, the push of a bike, the "Flippin'" whatever, the comfort you always provided, set folks at ease. Although you made a person feel like family, I clearly see there is much we have missed out on. I wish we had had more time... You will always be with us - you have left a profound and indelible impact on all who knew y ou. Thank you for the good times and the good memories, my brother. I will miss you terribly, please ride with me anytime - my pegs are down for you.....

Pat, I have been at a loss for words for you and the 'girls', they seem so insignificant. My warm, silent embrace has had to speak from my heart. Everyone is crushed with this loss, it leaves a tremendous void for us, but none more-so than for all of you . Although Fred always made you feel like you had known him forever, it has only been a few short years for us. You have a lifetime of love and memories that I hope and pray will help bring you comfort and strength. Cherish those memories, my they warm your heart, may they let you feel his arms around you, may they bring a smile to your face. Thank you for allowing us the Honor to stand for Fred...

by Geezer Glide 2001

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fred Brehony,Thanks for being one of our greatest heroes. God Bless. And God Bless, The fellow soldiers that stands for us everyday.Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice to defend this great nation of ours.

We salute you , My Friend

by LynnVaughn

"WELCOME HOME FRED" Your life has been filed with many adventures and has touched many lives which you were not even aware of. Now is is time for you to rest and know our thoughts are always with you and your family. SEMPER FI' My Friend !



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