On 29 January 2011, the Patriot Guard Riders, many organizations, and individuals had the honor and privilege of standing for PFC Amy R. ("Renee") Bullock Sinkler at West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo, NC and at her resting place at Fair Bluff, NC.

This video is intended to be a respectful tribute in honor of this fallen soldier who gave her life for her country on January 19, 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

PFC Sinkler was assigned to the 109th Transportation Co., 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade ("The Rough Riders“), Ft Richardson, Alaska.

On 27 January 2011, PFC Sinkler returned home and arrived at Columbus County Municipal Airport (Whiteville), North Carolina. The Patriot Guard Riders had the honor and privilege of escorting her to Peoples Funeral Home.

As an association chapter member of the Dogwood Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers, I wore my Gold Star bandana in honor of PFC Sinkler's mother and family on 29 January.

God, please bless Amy Renee Bullock Sinkler, her family, and her friends. Also, please bless those serving now, those who served, their families, and our allies.
Amy Renee Bullock Sinkler
Private First Class
United States Army
January 19, 2011
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"The Army Goes Rolling Along,” Courtesy of Tim Grant;
“America,” US Army Brass Quintet (Public Domain);
“How Great is Our God,” Jaydeen Georgeff (Creative Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0);
“Amazing Grace,” Courtesy of Tim Grant;
“Amazing Grace,” Susan Bailey (Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA 3.0);
“Taps”, US Army Band (Public Domain).

Includes photos courtesy of Dee James, Cindy Lou Williams, and Thomas Sanders.

We respect the privacy of the family and we make every effort to not photograph them during this difficult time.
You will sometimes see reference to Gold Star Mothers and Blue Star Mothers in my videos and Facebook posts. If any of my friends do not know what this is, that's perfectly OK.

A Gold Star Mother lost a child in the service of our country; this group was established shortly after World War I.

A Blue Star Mother now has, or has had, children honorably serving in the military; this group was established during World War II.
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