pgrlogo                                               usn

Honor Mission

Reverend Richard T. Kester

US Navy - Veteran

Allegany, New York - 12-29-18


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the US Navy service of Reverend Richard T. Kester, who passed away on 24 December 2018.

Rev. Kester served 4 years active duty from 1959-1963, with a rating of Machinist's Mate. He served almost 3-1/2 years aboard the USS Fulton (AS-11), a submarine tender assigned to Submarine Squadron-10. During Rev. Kester's duty, the USS Fulton became the world's first nuclear support tender. Mr. Kester was Honorably Discharged from active duty on 10 June 1963 with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) (E-5).

Staging Time:
10:00 a.m.

Allegany Baptist Church
3236 Maple Avenue
Allegany, NY 14716

Ride Captain:

Bill Brainard

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.
Followed by Dignified Transfer and escort to Mt. View Cemetery in Olean for Interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Please do what you're able to help Honor the US Navy service of Reverend Richard T. Kester, and to support his loving and grieving family.
Please note we have 3 Missions Saturday morning in Region-1 (the others being in Amherst and East Aurora.) Please try to support one of the Missions.

Flags & Water:

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

Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1

 (click on flyer to download)

HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C



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!

amazonSmiles New