Honor Mission
James P. O'Connor
US Navy - Vietnam Era Veteran
Kenmore, NY - 03/20/2021
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 life and service of James P. O'Connor, who passed away on 13 March 2021.

Mr. O'Connor served on active duty in the US Navy from 1968-1970, including 14 months service aboard the USS Waldron (DD-699), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer.
Mr. O'Connor was honorably discharged on 25 September 1970 with the rating of Seaman Apprentice (E-2), and he earned the National Defense Service Medal.
(Note: James O'Connor is the brother of local Army Vietnam War hero and long-time Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court advocate John "Jack" O'Connor.)

Click here to read the obituary.
Primary Staging Date: 03/20/2021
Primary Staging Time: 02:00
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home
3070 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Lead Ride Captain: John Ben
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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 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * 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 face-mask, 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: PGR will stand a brief flag line from 2:30-3:00 PM.
Funeral service is scheduled at 3:00 PM. PGR will present the Plaque at that time.
(Note: Interment with Military Honors is scheduled for Monday, 22 March 2021 at the WNY National Cemetery. However, the family requested that PGR be present for the funeral service.)
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Thank you for taking time to help honor the US Navy service of James P. O'Connor and to support his 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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