Honor Mission
LTC Alburn R. Sleeper
US Air Force, NYANG (Ret.)
Multi-City, NY - 06/12/2021
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 military career of Alburn (Al) R. Sleeper of East Aurora, NY, who passed away on 2 June 2021.

Full military service information for Mr. Sleeper is pending, but we know he served over 26 years of U.S. Air Force and NY Air National Guard duty and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) prior to his retirement.

Obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/east-aurora-ny/alburn-sleeper-10219692
Primary Staging Date: 06/12/2021
Primary Staging Time: 9:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Wood Funeral Home
784 Main Street (Route 20A)
East Aurora, NY 14052
Lead Ride Captain: Bill Brainard
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: The PGR will stand a flag line for the arrival of family and friends.
The funeral service at the funeral home is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM.
Following a dignified transfer, the PGR will provide an escort to Griffins Mills Cemetery, Intersection of Mill Road & West Falls Road, Griffins Mills, NY for interment with Military Honors.
(Map to Cemetery: https://goo.gl/maps/m9Aw2dbpgocQnMaD7)
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or U.S. Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Thank you for taking the time to help honor the military career of Alburn (Al) R. Sleeper, and to support his loving and proud family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
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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