Honor Mission

TSgt Michael E. Austin, Active Duty

MULTI-CITY, New York - 05 Mar 2018


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services of TSgt Michael E. Austin who passed on February 24, 2018 at the age of 32.

TSgt Austin performed helicopter maintenance with the 106th Rescue Wing, Air National Guard in Westhampton, NY. He had previously been deployed and was soon to be deployed for a second tour of duty. He has been taken too soon from his family.

Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

Werner Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Rd.
Westhampton Beach, New York - 11978

Ride Captain:

Pete Jepson

Special Instructions:

Staging with flag line for the arrival of family at approximately 9 AM. Viewing time of 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by services and escort to Calverton National Cemetery.

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: 05 Mar, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 11:30 A.M.

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, New York - 11933

Ride Captain:

Gene & Sue Froenhoefer

Special Instructions:

A large turnout at Calverton will assist in standing for the two veterans arriving prior to this hero and to then stand in honor for him and his family. ETA approximately 1:10pm

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: Pete Jepson
Position: Senior Ride Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


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Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

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