Honor Mission

Neil R. Heffernan
USAF, Korean War Era Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 14 Feb 2017

The family of Neil R. Heffernan has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend his military honors funeral services.

Narrative: Neil R. Heffernan passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was a United States Air Force Korean War Era veteran who served from September of 1953 to September of 1957. His MOS was 30352C – Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Repair Technician. Neil served one year in Japan, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Airman 2nd Class (E-3). For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Following his service, Neil was a machinist at General Electric Co for many years. He was a life member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa and served on the Honor Guard at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Ballston Spa.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Neil R. Heffernan.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY


Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
Armer Funeral Home 39 East High Street
Ballston Spa, New York -
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin dan1nolin@yahoo.com
Special Instructions:
Staging at 10:30 for the arrival of family. Funeral service at 11:00, followed by dignified transfer and escort to the cemetery.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 14 Feb, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 12:15 P.M.
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery 200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York -
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin dan1nolin@yahoo.com
Special Instructions:
Interment services scheduled for 12:30 PM. For those staging directly at Saratoga National, please do so quietly and be aware of any services in progress. Staging at Interment Shelter 1.

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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:
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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.


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