US Navy


Honor Mission

James A. Strauss

US Navy
WWII Veteran, Firefighter
and Law Enforcement Officer

Rochester, NY - 12/10/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

Patriot Guard Riders has been honored with the request to stand a flag line during the funeral service for James A. Strauss, an amazing WWII Veteran. James, 99, passed on Monday, November 14, 2022.

A graduate of Franklin High School, James served in the Navy from 1944 - 1946, stateside, building torpedoes for submarines. He retired from the Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class. James is a Monroe County Sheriff retiree with 20 years of service and a 60 year member of the Lakeshore Fire Department where he is one of 3 members enshrined on the LSFD Wall of Fame.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in James' obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/10/2022 at 10:15am

Staging Location:

Greece Assembly of God Church
750 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY 14612
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John P McMullen - 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:

We will stand an honorable flag line for arrival of guests at the church. At the end of the service, we will assemble in the church for a flag line during playing of Taps. There are no escorts or burial for this mission. Please bring your clean 3x5 flag or a Navy flag to the mission. Weather will be cold so dress accordingly.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

John P McMullen

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