Honor Mission

John E. Ryan, Veteran

USMC, LEO - Retired

Troy, New York - 14 Jul 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to participate in the military honors funeral for United States Marine Corp PFC John E. Ryan. Request was made by his son, Patriot Guard Rider Ride Captain Bill Ryan.

In 1948 John Eugene Ryan joined the US Marine Corps in order to serve his country. His was assigned to the Corp's Artillery and served honorably until his discharge in 1950. After returning home he worked in the private sector for a while until joining and eventually retiring as a Deputy of the Rensselaer Country Sheriff's Department. John was heavily into the Martial Arts becoming a Karate instructor - to include those members of the Sheriff's Department.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be privileged to be there to render honor, dignity and respect for the life and service of John E. Ryan - to be there to provide some level of comfort for PGR RC Bill Ryan, his brother and sister and for the extended family.


Primary Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.
McDonald & Son Funeral Home
870 2nd Ave.
Troy, New York
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
9:15am - Flag line at funeral home for arrival of family and friends
10:30am - Approx - Flag line for dignified transfer then escort to:

St. Augustine's RC Church
25 115th St.
Troy, NY
11:00am - Flag line for dignified transfer into church. Mass of Christian Burial then:
12:00pm - Approx - Flag line for dignified transfer out of church then escort to:

St. John's Cemetery
250 Cemetery Rd.
Troy, NY
Flag line for dignified transfer to graveside. Flag line present for military honors.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Bill Schaaf
Patriot Guard Riders NY - State Captain 
Veteran Recovery Program - NY State Coordinator
PGR NY Board of Directors - President

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