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On October 9, 2021, Last Salute conducted a memorial service for United States Marine Corps Fighter Pilot, Captain Jake “Red Stripe” Frederick at Galloway’s Veterans Park on Route 9. Jake died on December 8, 2016, right before Christmas, when his F-18 Hornet went down during a mission. Jake left behind 2 small children and a wife that continue to mourn his loss and honor his life.
The family, originally from Texas, has recently moved to Galloway and we are honored to have them join our community. We also want to help them honor and remember their father and husband Jake.
To do this, we have planted a Pecan tree at the park which was dedicated on October 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM. The Pecan tree is the official state tree of Texas. Jake’s children helped plant the tree and will continue to maintain it.
On October 9, 2021 at 0900, Last Salute performed a complete memorial funeral service including cannon volleys, memorial bell, rifle volleys, Taps and the presentation of 2 flags. One to each of the children.
Additionally, the township of Galloway and Congressman Jeff Van Drew have each issued a proclamation declaring their father, Jake, a National Hero which were presented as part of the ceremony.
We would like to thank all of those who attended to support the family and honor the memory and service of Jake.
Below are photos from the tree planting and memorial service. There are multiple galleries.