Honor Mission
Gary Clark
US Army, NYS Army National Guard (Retired)
Vietnam War Veteran, LEO, Fire Fighter

Batavia/Elba, NY - 06/17/2020
Updated Staging time to 8:30 am.
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to participate in Honoring American Hero Gary Clark of Elba and Batavia, who passed away on 12 June 2020.

The following excerpt is from the Gilmartin Funeral Home obituary:
"Gary served as Director of Probation for over 30 years until his retirement in 2006. While serving in Vietnam as a Helicopter Pilot with D Troop 3/5 Air Cavalry from 1968 to 1972, Chief Warrant Officer Clark earned the Distinguished Flying Cross Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Soldiers Medal for Heroism, Air Medal V Device and Air Medal 39 Award, for Heroic and Meritorious Achievement in aerial flight. CW4 Clark joined the New York State National Guard after returning home from Vietnam until his retirement in 1998 where he was awarded his Master Aviator Wings.
While a member of the community, Gary also served as Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia, Iroquois Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America and Council of Probation Administrators for Western New York. Gary was a lifetime member of the Stafford Fire Department."

Full Obituary: https://www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Gary-Clark?obId=15044167#/obituaryInfo
Primary Staging Date: 06/17/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Gilmartin Funeral Home
333 West Main Street (Rt. 5)
Batavia, NY 14020
Lead Ride Captain: Terry Garigen
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

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

  • Stay a minimum of 10 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • 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 facemask, 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: Flag Line for arrival of family at 9:00 AM.
Prayer Service at the FH at 10:00 AM.
Followed by dignified transfer and escort to Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba, NY for Burial with Full Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your flags are securely attached for the escort.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor American Hero Gary Clark, and to support his grieving and loving family.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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