Honor - Bruce J. Shore, Retired
USMC - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
27 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017

About the Mission:
The family of Major Bruce J. Shore, USMC (Ret.) has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his funeral services and celebration of life.

Mr. Shore enlisted in the USMC after graduating from high school in 1945. He served in Japan and Korea and was commissioned as an officer in 1952. After successive promotions, Major Shore was assigned to the Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Albany in 1964 before serving in Vietnam as Battalion Executive Officer at Da Nang and Dong Ha in 1967 and as Assistant Camp Commandant at Dong Ha through 1968. He completed his military service at HQ Marines in Arlington, VA where he was head of reserve individual training for the Marine Corps before he retired in 1969.

For his service, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation w/1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal w/1 Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Korea Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Korea Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After retiring from the Marines, he joined The Schenectady Trust Company in 1973 and served as assistant treasurer and branch manager, assisting in the transition to the bank's current organization as TrustCo Bank until his retirement in 1986.

Bruce volunteered for many years as treasurer and board member for the Federation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, now known as Prevent Child Abuse New York. He served as a scouting advisor and worked with Explorers for many years in the Albany and Schenectady areas, as well as with scout troops visiting bases wherever he was stationed.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand with dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Major Bruce J. Shore, United States Marine.

Primary Staging Details: 27 Jan 2017

Primary Staging Time: 11:45 A.M.
Fredendall Funeral Home
199 Main Street
Altamont, New York -

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Stage at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family, dignified transfer and escort to the cemetery.


Staging #2 Details: 27 Jan, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.
Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York -

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

For those members staging directly at the cemetery, please stage quietly at Interment Shelter 1 and be aware of any services that may be in progress. INterment with military honors scheduled for 2:00 PM


Staging #3 Details: 28 Jan, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 1:45 P.M.
Fredendall Funeral Home
199 Main Street
Altamont, New York -

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at funeral home with flag line for celebration of life from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

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