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Short Notice
Honor Mission


Ralph E. Andrew
US Navy, WWII Veteran

Hoosick Falls, New York - 02 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Ralph Emerson Andrew has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Andrew, 92 and a Hoosick Falls native passed on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Ralph left Hoosick Falls High School and enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17. After training, he was assigned to the USS Weaver (DE-741), a Cannon-class destroyer escort. The Weaver served in the Pacific Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys. She returned home after the war with nine battle stars, far more than the average for destroyer escorts. Ralph served aboard the Weaver as a Gunners Mate throughout the Pacific during WWII.

After the War, Ralph was a self-employed appliance repairman for seventy years in the Hoosick Falls area. In 2008, he served as Co-Grand Marshall of the Hoosick Falls Memorial Day Parade.

Portions of the above narrative are contained within the Mahar Funeral Home obituary, which can be viewed here:

http://www.maharfuneralhome.com/book...ce-details.php

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and honor the life and service of Ralph Emerson Andrew, "Greatest Generation" hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 12:15 P.M.        Note change in staging time.

Mahar Funeral Home
43 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, New York - 12090


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
518-669-3358


Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. After a brief ceremony, riders will escort to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Hoosick Rural Cemetery
344 Co Rd 95
Hoosick, NY 12089
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ddB3YbojG6K2

Extended forecast is for clear, cold conditions. Please dress appropriately and ride only if conditions permit.


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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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