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Honor Mission

William Kelly, US Navy
WWII and Korean War Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 12 Oct 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand for Mr. William Kelly. Mr. Kelly, 90, of Brian Ct. died Monday October 9, 2017 at VanRensselaer Manor.

Born in Troy, Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in both World War II and Korea. He received the WW II National Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Occupation Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Korea National Defense US Naval Reserve, the Republic of South Korea, the Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Medal. He was Equipment Operations Supervisor, Equipment Training Supervisor in the 21st Regiment, WW II Navy Seaman, Korea-Seabee CHB2 Cargo Handling Battalion 2 - Equipment Operator. Served on USS Propus-AK-132, USS ABSD-2 Advanced Base Section Dock, USS Selikof AVP-52. Served in Korea, Japan, New Caldonia Island, New Hebrides Island, Eniwetok Island, Gilbert Islands, Marshal Islands, Admiralty Island, Guam, Saipan, Tinian Island, Rota Island, Iwo Jima. Stateside: RMCB 19 21st Naval Construction Regiment - Seabees - EOC Equipment Operator Chief.

Mr. Kelly was a bus driver and retired from Star and Strand Co. in Troy. Prior to that he drove for the Brittonkill School District and was a tractor trailer driver for Cumberland Transport, St. Regis Transport of Scotia and the Freihofer Baking Co. in Albany.

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 Mr. William Kelly, a WWII "Greatest Generation" hero and Korean War Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

Staging directly at Saratoga National for 09:00 interment service with full military honors. Please do not gather at the Visitors Center.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
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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