US Air Force


Honor Mission

Richard C. Johnson

US Air Force
Vietnam Era Veteran

Hilton, NY - 10/25/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Mr. Richard C. "Dick" Johnson has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service. Mr. Johnson passed October 17, 2022, at the age of 74.

He was a US Air Force veteran, who served four years from 1967-1971. Mr. Johnson served in the 437th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, SC. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5) with a specialty of 43151E, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman - Airframe and Powerplant.

Mr.Johnson Earned: Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksman Ribbon, Cold War Service Medal, Honorable Discharge Commemorative Medal

Mr. Johnson's full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/25/2022 at 9:45 am

Staging Location:

Thomas E Burger Funeral Home, Inc.
735 East Ave
Hilton, NY 14468
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Forsyth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, 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 ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR members will perform a dignified transfer from the funeral home to the hearse. We will then escort the procession to Parma Union Cemetery (approximately five miles). At Parma Cemetery, PGR members will participate in the graveside services, including military honors. Services are expected to begin at 11:00 am.

If you are unable to participate in the escort, please consider forming a flag line at the cemetery for the arrival of the cortege.

Click here for map to cemetery

Please bring a clean 3x5 U.S. flag or Air Force flag and if you plan to do the escort, please ensure your large flags are securely fastened. Dress for the weather, the current forecast calls for temperatures in the 60s.

Thank you for spending time honoring Mr. Johnson's service and supporting his loving family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

bruce forsyth

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BM 10/21; MER



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