Honor Mission

Edwin F. Murtha

U.S. Army - WW II Veteran
and Firefighter

Middleburgh, New York - 09-22-18


The family of Edwin F. Murtha has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand and honor his service to our country.  Mr. Murtha, who died on September 5th, was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Army serving from 1943 to 1946.  He was a truck driver with an Armored Division.  He was discharged a Tech-5.

Ed was also a volunteer fireman with 50 years dedication to the Town of Broome and recognized as the Fireman-of-the-Year in 2008.

Obituary: https://www.coltrainfuneralhome.com/notices/Edwin-Murtha


Staging Time:
12:30 p.m.

Coltrain Funeral Home
134 River Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122

MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coltrain+Funeral+Home,+LLC/@42.601849,-74.3377637,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dc2ef2cdea502b:0xe0bd81bef9902b9d!8m2!3d42.601849!4d-74.335575

Ride Captain:

Don Macomber

Special Instructions:

The Patriot Guard Riders will stand a flag line for the arrival of family and friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m..  We will reform our flag line again following his service for other military tributes, including the Army Honor Guard presenting a folded flag, The gun salute by The American Legion, and the playing of taps.  In addition, two fire trucks will be on display.

The is a memorial service only, so we will not be doing an escort.

PARKING NOTE:  Parking at the funeral home is limited.  Therefore, I am asking those who can do so, park at the Reformed Church of Middleburgh, 178 River Street, Middleburgh and walk the short distance to the funeral home.

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: Don Macomber
Position: Ride Captain

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