Honor Mission

MAJ James Scott Lewis

GW / WoT Veteran

Multi-City, New York - 07-24-18



The family of MAJ James Scott Lewis has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. MAJ Lewis, 51, passed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Scott was a graduate of Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School, class of 1985, graduate of HVCC in 1999, and earned his Physicians Assistant degree at Touro College. Scott was currently serving as a Major in the New York Army National Guard, most recently serving at Fort Hamilton, NY, as part of the 24th Civil Support Team. He previously served with the Medical Command at the Watervliet Arsenal, NY. His military career began in 1987, in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter crew chief, followed by a career in the United States Army, undergoing Combat Aviation training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served in both Gulf Wars and served during rescue operations at the World Trade Center.

MAJ Lewis’ military decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Medal (2), Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Naval Unit Commendation.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Major Lewis' obituary, available for viewing online at the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home website at:


The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for, and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Major James Scott Lewis.

Staging Time:
 10:15 a.m.

Myers Funeral Home
741 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY  12054

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Services scheduled for 11:00 a.m., followed by dignified transfer and escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with full military honors.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided  
If you have a Large Flag Bike, please bring it
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS:  07-24-18 
Staging Time:  1:30 p.m.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY  12871

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 2:00 p.m.  For those riders staging directly to the cemetery, please be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not pass the Stratton Memorial area until services are concluded.

Members arriving early enough are encouraged to form a flag line at the entrance to the cemetery for the arrival of the escort and funeral cortege.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided  
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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