Honor Mission

Antonio J. Mirabile, Veteran

Albany, New York - 18 Dec 2017


The family of Anthony J. "Tony" Mirabile has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Anthony, 95, passed on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Born in Albany, Anthony enlisted in the United States Navy in November of 1942. He served aboard the USS Card (ACV-11), a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier, and also aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The Intrepid was also known as The Fighting "I", one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. Decommissioned in 1974, in 1982 Intrepid became the foundation of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Anthony was Honorably discharged in December of 1945 as a Quartermaster 3rd Class (QM3). For his service, he was awarded the US Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal w/5 Stars, European African Middle Eastern Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal w/2 Stars.

After the service, Anthony worked as a Carpenter for Local Union 370, retiring in 1988. Subsequent to his retirement, he worked for the City of Albany Parks & Recreation, retiring at the age of 87.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Anthony's obituary, available for viewing online at: http://www.newcomeralbany.com/Obitua...lbany-New-York

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Anthony J. "Tony" Mirabile, "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Avenue
Albany, New York - 12206

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the procession. Upon completion of 10:30 services, members will escort and stand at the cemetery during interment with full military honors:

St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave.
Albany, NY 12204

Monday's forecast is the mid-30's. Please dress appropriately.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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