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As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy. 

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The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group codes – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 

 

Important information 

Our Group Fundraiser Code is:  NY0057
Our Location ID is:  NYGSNS

 

To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM

 

 Thank you.

     

 

 

 

Honor Mission

General Albert B. Capuano (Ret.)

USA/USAR
WWII and Korean War Veteran

Troy, New York - 06-19-18

 

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of retired General Albert Bernard Capuano has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. General Capuano, 93, passed on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

At the age of 17, Albert enlisted in the US Army to serve in World War II. He landed in Normandy six days after the initial invasion. He served with a truck company throughout Germany. After the war in 1948, he entered Officer’s Candidate School at Ft. Riley, KS. He served as a First Lieutenant in Korea and later became a Captain before joining the Army Reserves. He retired after 47 years of military service as a General in the NYS Army Reserves. His uniform was donated to the NYS Military Museum in Saratoga Springs and he was honored with a Certificate of Excellence by Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein on June 14, 2018

Albert was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal and later by the Veterans Administration in Albany from 1973-80 before retiring.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in General Capuano's obituary, viewable online at the Parker Brother website:
http://www.parkerbrosmemorial.com/book-of-memories/3536519/Capuano-Albert/obituary.php

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of General Albert Bernard Capuano, United States Army veteran and "Greatest Generation" hero.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-19-18
Staging Time:
 11:00 a.m.

Doran Funeral Home
9 South Lake Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek
porzolek@yahoo.com

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hours are 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,followed by a funeral service.

Interment with military honors will follow;

St. Mary's Cemetery
79 Brunswick Rd.
Troy, NY 12180
http://mapq.st/2jcfSCe

Forecast for Tuesday is clear and in the 80's. Please ensure that you stay hydrated and out of the sun as much as possible.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided  
Large Bike Flags will be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

 

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain
rayspgrny@gmail.com

 

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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

 

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