Honor Mission
John E. Mertsock
US Air Force - Vietnam Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 03/13/2020
Mission UPDATE:

As per SRC, Don Higgins, there has been an update to this mission to include a staging at Bath National Cemetery.  Instructions included as "Special Information Update" below.

Updated: Tue., 03/10/2020 at 10:40 am

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 US Air Force Vietnam Veteran John E. Mertsock of Wellsville, who passed away on 5 March 2020.

Mr. Mertsock served 3 years, 5 months active duty from 1963-1966, with an Air Force Specialty of 77150-Air Policeman. He served 11 months at Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam from November 1965-October 1966, with a specialty of Dog Handler. Mr. Mertsock was Honorably Discharged on 12 October 1966 with the rank of Airman First Class (E-4), and he earned the following: Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Mr. Mertsock was a member of the Wellsville VFW Post #2530, Wellsville American Legion Post #702 and AMVETS Post #1 in Cuba.

Obituary: https://www.baker-swan.com/2020-john-e-mertsock.html
Primary Staging Date: 03/13/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Baker-Swan Funeral Home
3256 Riverside Drive (Rt. 19)
Wellsville, NY 14895
Lead Ride Captain: Skip Merrick
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Information Update:

Staging at Bath National Cemetery
1:15 pm - Please stage by the upper flag pole.
Service scheduled for 2:00 pm

Special Information: Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at 11:00 am.
Followed by escort to Bath National Cemetery for Burial with Military Honors.

Note to Bath area PGR members: If you are unable to participate in Wellsville, please consider staging at Bath National Cemetery to receive the contingent and participate in Military Honors.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Air Force flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached for highway speeds to Bath.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the Vietnam War service of John E. Mertsock, 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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