PGR Members;

We have been requested to stand in Honor of Iraq War Veteran Joel W. Turner, who passed away on December 20th, at the much too young age of 43.  Mr. Turner served a total of 9 years Active Duty and 11 years Inactive Duty in the US Army.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Staging at 9:30 AM

Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company
329-333 West Main Street (Rt. 63)
Batavia, NY  14020
(Family scheduled to arrive shortly after 10:00 AM)

Memorial Service at 11:00 AM.  Military Honors at Service.  (No Cemetery, No Escort)

Joe Joyce

Mission Narrative:

Obituary:  Click here

Joel W. Turner first entered the US Army in August, 1991 and served 3 years Active Duty.  His MOS was 19D10 - Cavalry Scout, and he was stationed with the 177th Armored Brigade at Ft. Irwin, CA.  During this period, SPC Turner earned the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Rifle & Hand Grenade Qualification Badges.  SPC Turner was then transferred to the Army Reserves.  From 1999 thru 2012 Mr. Turner served 6 more years Active Duty and 6 years Reserves.  During this period his MOS was 88M20 - Motor Transport Operator.  He served a total of 24 months during 2 deployments in Iraq (2007-2009; 2010-2011.)  Mr. Turner was Honorably Discharged on 24 February 2012 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5.)  For his Service to our Nation, Sgt. Turner was awarded: Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 Awards), Army Good Conduct Medal (2 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Awards), Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Awards).

Please do what you are able to ensure we have a good presence in Honor of Mr. Turner's long Service to our Nation, and to support his loving family.   Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a US Army flag, and dress for the weather.

Thank you for your service to the PGRNY.

Don Higgins, SRC
PGRNY Region-1

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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