James T. Kelley, WW-II, Korea Era, Firefighter (Ret)
U.S. Navy, Buffalo Fire Department
West Seneca, NY - 02/08/2020
|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 T. Kelley, who passed away on 1 February 2020.
Mr. Kelley served a total of 8-1/2 years in the US Navy from 1944-1952, with ratings of Electrician's Mate (EM) and Electrician's Mate-Power & Light (EMP.)
During WW-II he served aboard the landing craft support ship USS LCS (L-3), including participation in the Battle of Okinawa and liberation of the Philippines. During the Korea Conflict, Mr. Kelley served aboard the high-speed transport USS Kleinsmith (APD-134.) Mr. Kelley was Honorably Discharged from active duty on 7 October 1952 with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) (E-5), and he earned the following awards: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 Battle Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, WW-II Victory Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Kelley also retired from a career as a Buffalo Firefighter.
|Primary Staging Date:||02/08/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||12:00|
|AM or PM:||pm|
|Staging Location:||Hoy Funeral Home
3855 Seneca Street
West Seneca, N.Y. 14224
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bob "Trip" Marien|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:|
|Special Information:||Flag Line for the arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at the FH at 1:00 PM, including Military Honors.
There is no cemetery involved in this Mission.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or U.S. Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
We have three (3) Missions in the area on Saturday, please do your best to participate.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the US Navy WW-II and Korea service and 1st Responder career of James T. Kelley, and to support his loving family.
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||no|
|Submitted by:||Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1|