Honor Mission

Raymond N. Bates, Veteran
Medina, New York - 24 May 2018


The patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the military service of Raymond N. Bates of Ridgeway, NY, who passed away on 20 December 2017. 

Additional Military details are pending, but we know Mr. Bates served in the Merchant Marines prior to serving in the US Army from 1946-1947. With an MOS of 578-Observation Station Operator, Mr. Bates was stationed with Battery "A", 1st Guided Missile Battalion, at White Sands Proving Ground (WSPG), New Mexico. Mr. Bates was honorably discharged on 31 December 1947 with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, and earned the WW-II Victory Medal and Carbine M-2 Expert marksmanship Badge.

Obituary: https://www.bogantuttlefunerals.com/...dFrances-Bates

Primary Staging Time: 2:00 P.M.

Bates Road Cemetery
Corner of Bates Road & Route 104 (Ridge Rd.)
Medina, New York - 14103

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag line for arrival of family and friends.
Graveside service with military honors at 3:00 PM.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.

This is a relatively short mission. Please do whatever you're able to help honor the military service of Raymond Bates, and to support his loving and proud 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: Don Higgins
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R1


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