Honor Mission

James R. Hussar, Veteran
USMC - Vietnam

Buffalo, New York - 12 Apr 2018


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of another Vietnam War hero. James R. Hussar of South Buffalo passed away on April 7, 2018. Mr. Hussar was a proud US Marine Corps veteran, having served from 1967-1970. His MOS was 0311 rifleman, and he served 2 years in Vietnam with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. For heroic achievement on 18 March 1968 PFC Hussar was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Honorably discharged on 12 March 1970, Mr. Hussar was awarded: Bronze Star Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Navy Unit Citation.

Obituary: https://castigliafuneralhome.com/tri...#tribute-start

Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.

Castiglia Funeral Home
873 Abbott Road
Buffalo, New York - 14220

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

We have been requested to stand for the calling hours rather than the funeral on Friday. There are 2 sets of calling hours on Thursday, we will cover the 6:00 - 9:00 PM portion. Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American flag or USMC flag, and dress for the weather. 

Two of Mr. Hassar's sons are active duty Marines, and the family has expressed strong appreciation for what the PGR stands for. Please do whatever you're able to help honor the USMC Vietnam war service of James Hussar, and to support his proud and loving family.

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: Ron Higgins
Position: SRC, R-1

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.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

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

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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