US Navy


Honor Mission

Anthony J. Wiles

US Navy
Korean War Era Veteran

Corfu, NY - 01/17/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Anthony J. Wiles has gratefully requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in bringing their loved one to his final resting place. Mr. Wiles of Buffalo, NY passed away on 9 January 2023.

Military information is incomplete at this time, but we know that Mr. Wiles served for almost 4 years on active duty in the US Navy from 1952-1956, including 22 months of foreign/sea service (location TBD.) One of his duty assignments was at Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) at Foley, Alabama. Mr. Wiles was honorably discharged from active duty on 26 April 1956 with the rank of Seaman (E-3), and at a minimum he earned the National Defense Service Medal. Other possible awards are pending research.

The family is holding calling hours on Friday 13 January, but they are unable to attend the interment and Military Honors on Tuesday. PGR will be there to represent the family.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/17/2023 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Western New York National Cemetery
1254 Indian Falls Road
Corfu, NY 14036
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Richard "Dixie" Hancock - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Please stage in the turnaround parking lot. PGR will proceed to the Committal Shelter and standby with a respectful flag line for arrival of Mr. Wiles' cremains, and for the interment ceremony. Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.

The family of Mr. Wiles is very grateful that the PGR will be there to represent them as their loved one is honored and laid to rest.  Thank you for devoting your time to participate in honoring US Navy Veteran Anthony J. Wiles.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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rs 01/13; MER



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