Project 425 retired its American flag Oct. 4 and presented it at a special service in honor of Paul “Sam” Pefley of Royal Palm Beach, who died Sept. 25.
The flag presentation was to Greg Pefley, Sam’s son, by Major General Wayne P. Jackson at Sam’s celebration of life.
The flag was given to the family to fly over Sam’s farm in The Acreage for remembrance of Sam’s help in the search of parts to restore the mobile static display and the Mohawk flyover at the G&M Ranch for the Project 425 dedication in 2006.
Sam’s remains were transported in the UH1H Huey as a service known as “The Last Ride by Project 425” from the Acts 2 Assembly of God memorial service to Hangar 402 at the Lantana Airport. The family mentioned that Sam always wanted to ride in a Huey.
It was Project 425’s third use of the UH1H Huey for a funeral service.
ABOVE: Major General Wayne Jackson presents Greg Pefley with the Project 425 American flag.