Honor Mission
EO3 Aaron Michael Fish
US Navy - Active Duty
Multi-City, NY - 03/12/2021
***UPDATED - 11 March 2021 - 08:15 hrs***
Time for First Stage changed
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3
About the Mission:
The following excerpt is contained on the official Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five Facebook page:  "Equipment Operator 3rd Class Aaron Fish, from Tully, New York, and assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, died in an automobile accident while traveling to Camp Pendleton on the morning of March 2."

"Fish deployed with NMCB-5 to Detail Guam, where he was vital to the completion of complex engineering taskings, such as assisting with the 150-bed Expeditionary Medical Facility as part of the Department of Defense’s fight against COVID-19 on board Naval Base Guam."

"He was Seabee Combat Warfare qualified, received a Flag Letter of Commendation from the Joint Region Marinas for his COVID-19 recovery efforts, and was recently meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd Class. Fish also volunteered, became certified in CPR, and completed numerous other weapon qualifications—including the M-16 rifle, M-9 pistol, and crew serve weapons."

This 26 yr old Navy Seabee will be arriving at the Rochester International Airport and then escorted by cage to Lafayette, NY.  Specific arrival details will be disseminated at the pre-mission briefing.

Arrangements are not finalized so stay tuned for follow-up to this posting.
Primary Staging Date: 03/12/2021
Primary Staging Time: Updated - 11:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave.
Rochester, NY 14624

Runway Gate 5
Located off service road on East side of airport.
Lead Ride Captain: John P McMullen
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 585-943-4964
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Members will stand an honorable flag line during dignified transfer. Those who are available will escort to Weedsport, NY thruway exit Park and Ride (see map link below) where our Region 3 brothers will pick up the escort.  Estimated departure time from the airport is 1:00 pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 03/12/2021
Second Staging Time: 01:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: NYS Thruway
Exit 40
Park N Ride
Dunn Rd.
Brutus, NY 13166
Click here for map
Second Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Dauer
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Cage escort from Weedsport exit stage point to Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 2584 Field Ln, Lafayette, NY 13084, where members will stand a flag line for dignified transfer.
Submitted by: John P McMullen
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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