Edward H. Kaczmarek
US Army Air Forces
Multi-City, NY - 01/07/2022
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 1, Region 2|
|About the Mission:||The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of the life and service of another WWII Hero. Edward H. Kaczmarek of Depew, NY passed away on 31 December 2021 at the age of 100-1/2 years old.
Mr. Kaczmarek served in the US Army Air Forces from 1942-1945, and was assigned to the 726th Bombardment Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group (Heavy), Fifteenth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations. Serving as a Radio Operator and Tail Gunner on the B-24 Liberator "Old Tub", Mr. Kaczmarek's bomber was involved in 51 missions during 13 European Campaigns.
He was Honorably Discharged on 8 November 1945 with the rank of Technical Sergeant (E-6), and his awards included: Air Medal; Distinguished Unit Citation (3 Awards); Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/2 Silver & 3 Bronze Campaign Stars (13 Awards); and WW-II Victory Medal.
Mr. Kaczmarek was a proud participant on Honor Flight Buffalo in May 2015.
His full obituary may be viewed online by CLICKING HERE
|Primary Staging Date:||01/07/2022|
|Primary Staging Time:||09:00|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church
496 Terrace Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043
Click here for map
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bob Woodward|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:|
|Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:||
Updated 25 May 2021
|Special Information:||PGR will stand a respectful flag line for arrival of the family and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 AM. Following the Mass and dignified transfer, PGR will provide an escort to St Adalbert's Cemetery, 6200 Broadway (Rt. 20), Lancaster, NY 14086 for interment with Military Honors. Click here for map
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American, US Army or US Air Force flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.
Thank you for taking time to help honor WWII Hero Edward H. Kaczmarek, and to support his very loving and proud family.
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||no|
|Submitted by:||Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1|