Honor Mission
John Eugene Thompson
US Marine Corps Veteran
Shinglehouse, PA - 07/11/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have invited PGRNY members to join them in Honoring the life and service of John Eugene Thompson, who passed away on 26 June 2020. Mr. Thompson served active duty Honorably in the US Marine Corps from 1963-1967, and the USMC Reserves from 1967-1969. Quoting from PGRPA State Captain Tim Smith: "PGRPA was requested and now inviting PGRNY in Regions 1 and/or 2 to attend, as Mr Thompson was born in Olean, NY and Shinglehouse is just across the border. PGRPA would be honored to have PGRNY to stand with us!"

PGRPA Mission Posting: https://papatriotguard.org/john-eugene-thompson-usmc-11-july-2020-shinglehouse-pa/

Obituary: https://www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com/obituary/John-Thompson
Primary Staging Date: 07/11/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Bolivar, NY Fire Department Parking Lot
460 Main Street (Rt. 417)
Bolivar, NY 14715
Lead Ride Captain: Skip Merrick
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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, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • 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 facemask, 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: Staging in preparation to ride together (KSU @8:30) to the Shinglehouse, PA staging site:
American Legion Post #530
1 Legion Rd, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

Members who prefer to ride directly to the Legion Post, please do so and arrive by 9:00 AM.
Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.
Please be prepared to comply with current social distancing and face covering requirements in the Shinglehouse region.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: This Mission is one of five (5) we have so far on Saturday 11 July. The others are at various times in Scio, East Aurora, Depew, and Hemlock. Please stay tuned for Postings and choose which one(s) you're able to support.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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