Honor Mission
Michael M. Walker
US Army
Vietnam Veteran

Corfu, NY - 11/22/2021
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 Michael M. Walker of Amherst, NY who passed away on 10 November 2021.

Mr. Walker served almost 2 years on active duty in the US Army from 1969-1971, with an MOS of 11B20-Light Weapons Infantryman. He was attached to Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment (5/31), 197th Infantry Brigade, and he served 13 months of foreign duty in Vietnam from Oct. 1969-Nov. 1970.

Mr. Walker was honorably discharged from active duty on 3 September 1971 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4), and he earned the following awards: Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; 2 Overseas Bars; and M-14 & M-16 Marksman Qualification Badges.

Per the Amigone Funeral Home obituary: "Michael was past President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77 and the Western District Director of the NYS Council of Vietnam Veterans. Michael dedicated his retirement to the well being and recognition of all veterans."

Click here to read his full obituary online
Primary Staging Date: 11/22/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Town of Pembroke Highway Department/Town Offices
1145 Main Street (Intersection of Routes 77 & 5)
Corfu, NY 14036
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Lead Ride Captain: Terry Garigen
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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: PGR will stand by with a respectful flag line for arrival of the family and funeral director.  KSU at 10:35 AM for the escort to the WNY National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, NY 14036 for Interment with Military Honors at 11:00 AM.
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Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.

Thank you for taking time to help honor the US Army Vietnam service and life-long dedication to Veterans of Michael M. Walker, and to support his loving 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.
  rs 11/24


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