Honor Mission
George B. Parrish, Jr.
US Marine Corps
WWII Veteran
Alexander, NY - 11/24/2021
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 extraordinary life and service of WWII Veteran George B. Parrish, Jr. of Alexander, NY, who passed away on 20 November 2021.

Mr. Parrish very proudly served 3 years, 5 months of active duty in the US Marine Corps from 1942-1945, including 23 months of foreign duty in the Pacific Theater of Operations. His primary MOS was 763-Search Light Operator, with a secondary MOS of 607-Mortar Gunner. Mr. Parrish's duty stations included Philadelphia, New Zealand, the Marshall Islands and Guam, and he was honorably discharged from active duty on 15 December 1945 with the rank of Corporal (E-3.) Mr. Parrish earned the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW-II Victory Medal, and Weapons Qualification Badges for Rifle, Hand Grenade and Bayonet.

Please read the full obituary to learn about Mr. Parrish's extraordinary life. Full Obituary available by clicking HERE

NOTE: The daughter of Mr. Parrish is a proud retired US Air Force Veteran, and her husband is a 12-year Navy/Army National Guard Vietnam Veteran.  Also, Mr. Parrish is the Uncle & "Second Father" of Arizona PGR State Captain Bill Wooster.
Primary Staging Date: 11/24/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Alexander United Methodist Church
10540 Main Street (Rt. 98)
Alexander, NY 14005
(Near the Alexander Fire Department)
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Lead Ride Captain: George Brown
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: PGR will stage with a respectful flag line for arrival of family and friends. The funeral service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM, followed by Military Honors.  There is no escort or cemetery involved in this Mission.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.

Thank you for your efforts to help honor USMC WW-II Veteran George B. Parrish, Jr., and to support his proud and loving family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
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.
  rs 11/21


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