Short Notice
Honor Mission

Frederick T. Crossman, Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 27 and 29 Jan 2018


I am sad to report that we have lost yet another "Greatest Generation" hero. Mr. Frederick T. Crossman, 94, passed on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Born in Crown Point, NY, Frederick enlisted in the United States Army on September 18, 1942, after graduating from high school. He served as a Radio Operator, High Speed (MOS 766), and saw action in the Aleutian Islands, the Central Pacific (Kwajalein), Luzon (Philippines), New Guinea, Ryukyus and the Southern Philippines. For his service, Frederick was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Philippines Liberation Medal and the WWII Lapel Pin. He was Honorably discharged on October 5, 1945 at the rank of Technician Fourth Grade (TEC4 or T/4).

After the War, Frederick earned his Master's Degree and began a career as a math and science teacher at Wilsboro High School, and later at the North Country Community College as a math professor. Frederick was fortunate enough to have participated in the Spring 2017 Leatherstocking Honor Flight, and was very impressed by the escort and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his sendoff and welcome home.

His full obituary can be viewed online at the Griswold Funeral Home website:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to be able to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Frederick T. Crossman, "Greatest Generation" Hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

Griswold Funeral Home
1867 State St.
Schenectady, New York - 12304

Ride Captain:

Don Miller, Jr.

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of the family and visitors. Visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, followed by Memorial Service.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 29 Jan, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 10:00 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

Don Macomber

Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 10:30 AM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor's Center.

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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