Honor Mission

Gregory M. O'Dea, Veteran

Albany, New York - 29 Jan 2018


The family of Mr. Gregory Murray O'Dea has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Gregory, 68, passed away on January 24, 2018.

Gregory was a US Army, Vietnam Era Veteran. He enlisted on May 3, 1967 and trained as a Field Wireman (MOS 36K20). He spent 16 months in Germany and was Honorably discharged on April 24, 1970 at the rank of Private First Class (E-3). He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a rating as Sharpshooter with the M14 rifle.

Gregory was a highly skilled mechanic, with many special certifications. He was very well known as a master transmission expert. He worked for New York State for over 25 years, retiring from the New York State Canals, in Waterford.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in his obituary, viewable on the McVeigh Funeral Home website at: http://www.mcveighfuneralhome.com/ob...ea/#!/Obituary

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
Albany, New York - 12206

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Funeral Mass scheduled for 10:30 AM, followed by interment with military honors at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

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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