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Honor Mission

Melbourne Nibe, Retired

USAF - WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Rochester, New York - 22 Apr 2017


Sadly we have lost another warrior from the "Greatest Generation". Retired Lt Col Nibe, age 93, serving proudly in many theaters including WWII, Vietnam and Korea.
He honorably served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during WWII, and in the United States Air Force in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He remained in the military until he retired in 1970. He served throughout the United States and in many foreign countries including Wheelus AFB in Tripoli, Libya North Africa, and Clark AFB in the Philippine Islands. He was an honorable man who loved his Savior, his Family and his Country.


Primary Staging Time: 9:15 A.M.
Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home
777 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York - 14612
Ride Captain:
Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann
R/C Region 2
Special Instructions:
Memorial service 10:00 hours followed by dignified transfer with flag line with escort to cemetery with full military honors.
Oakwood Cemetery
1975 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526

This escort is approximately 19 miles from funeral home depending on the route selected that may include expressways. A pre-escort briefing will occur for safety and instructions to ensure a safe & successful mission.

USAF flag (s) would be welcomed at funeral home & cemetery.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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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.