US Army


Honor Mission

Curtis J. Ahrens, Sr.

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Hamburg, NY - 02/21/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of US Army Korean War Veteran Curtis J. Ahrens, Sr. has requested that Patriot Guard Riders honor his life and service to our country. Mr.Ahrens passed on Feb.15 2023 at the age of 92 yrs.

Mr. Ahrens served in the United States Army from 1952-1953 and served 12 months in Korea assigned to the Army 919th Engineer Aviation Maintenance Co. as a Wheeled Vehicle Repairman. For his service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal W/2 Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal (Korea),  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Cold War Service Medal, and the Army Honorable Service Commemorative Medal.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/21/2023 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

Lakeside Funeral Home
4199 Lakeshore Rd.
Hamburg, NY  14075

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don Becker - 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:

PGR will stand an honorable silent flagline for the arrival of the family and guests for an 11:00 am funeral service. After a dignified transfer, PGR will escort our hero and his family to Lakeside Cemetery, 4810 Camp Rd., Hamburg, New York for interment with military honors. Please arrive on time with an American or US Army flag. 

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Becker

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