Honor Mission

Robert A. Gusberti Sr., Veteran

USN - WWII

MULTI-CITY, New York - 10 Feb 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Robert A. Gusberti, Sr. has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the military honors funeral of this "Greatest Generation" hero.

ABOUT THE MISSION:
Robert A. Gusberti, Sr answered his country's call to service during World War II. He enlisted in the US Navy and rose to the rank of Seaman 1st Class. "Gus" served aboard the USS Lamson. The Lamson participated in many campaigns - Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Philippines - at all times provided screening and bombardment in support of these operations. It was during the Leyte Gulf action in December of 1944 that the USS Lamson continually fought off Japanese Kamikaze attacks successfully shooting down many of the attacking aircraft. Luck ran out after one of the Japanese Kamikaze's crashed into the ships superstructure. 25 sailors were killed and 54 were wounded. Gus suffered severe burns and received a Purple Heart for his injuries.

After the war, Robert returned home to marry and raise a family. He retired after 30 yrs working at Benet Labs/Watervliet Arsenal designing large artillery. He also served his fellow man by becoming a member of the Watervliet Fire Dept for a time.

Gus also participated in two Honor Flights to Washington D.C.

Full Obituary can be found at:
http://www.parkerbrosmemorial.com/bo...Printable=true

The Patriot Guard Riders will be honored and privileged to be there to render honor, dignity and respect for the life and service of Robert A. Gusberti, Sr.

Bill Schaaf
Patriot Guard Riders NY - State Captain
Veteran Recovery Program - NY State Coordinator
PGR NY Board of Directors - President
pgrnysc@gmail.com
billschaaf@aol.com
518-542-0608


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10 Feb 2017

Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
Parker Brothers Memorial Funeral Home
2013 Broadway
Watervliet, New York -
Ride Captain:
Bill Schaaf
billschaaf@aol.com
Special Instructions:
0830hrs - Stage for flag line for arrival of family and friends.
0915hrs - Flag line for dignified transfer from funeral home to hearse and escort to cemetery.


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 10 Feb, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 10:15
Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York -
Ride Captain:
Bill Schaaf
billschaaf@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Please stage quietly in Interment Shelter #1, and be aware of any services in progress.
Interment services scheduled for 10:30 AM.

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