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Rochester, NY 14612

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Honor Mission

Robert J. Barrett, Veteran

USN - Korea

Hamburg, New York - 21 Mar 2017



We have been requested to stand in Honor of U.S. Navy Veteran Robert J. Barrett of Cassadaga, who passed away on March 15th. Mr. Barrett served from 1948-1952, including service as a Fireman Apprentice aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the Korean War. The USS Valley Forge was the flagship of the U.S. 7th Fleet during the war, and received 8 Battle Stars for its Korean War Service. Mr. Barrett was Honorably Discharged on 18 February 1952. Among his many decorations and awards are: Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Unit Commendation Medal; Navy Occupation Medal (Korea), National Defense Service Medal; Korea Service Medal w/Multiple Stars; United Nations Korean Service Medal; Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Republic of Korea War Service Medal. As you will note in the obituary, Mr. Barrett was also very active in the American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS.


Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the US Naval & Korean War Service of Robert J. Barrett, and to support his loving and proud family.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1


Primary Staging Time: 08:00 A.M.
John J. Kaczor Funeral Home
5453 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, New York - 14075
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
Special Instructions:
Prayer Service at 8:45 AM.
Escort to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.
Escort to Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, 4973 Rogers Road, Hamburg, NY.

Interment with Full Military Honors.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, or a US Navy flag. Dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.

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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Any time is a good 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.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.