Honor Mission
Robert A. Belica
US Marine Corps Veteran
Elma, NY - 11/20/2020
***Updated 18 November 2020 - 17:50 hrs***
Mission updated to reflect change of staging location.
Updated information shown below.
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 Marine Corps Veteran Robert A. Belica of Elma, who passed away on 13 November 2020.

Mr. Belica served 4 years on active duty from 1955-1959, with an MOS of 6631-Aircraft Electrician. He was stationed with the Overhaul & Repair Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC. Mr. Belica was honorably discharged on 25 September 1959 with the rank of Corporal (E-4), and earned the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.

Click here to read Mr. Belica's obituary.
Primary Staging Date: 11/20/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:00
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Staging Location: ***Updated***
St. John Lutheran Cemetery
2131 Woodard Road
Elma, NY 14059
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Lead Ride Captain: Don Becker
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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: Because of the new COVID regulations there will NOT be a service at the church and family requests that PGR to go directly to the cemetery to meet the family and Mr. Belica for military honors and final interment.  PGR will then present a plaque to the family.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag, dress for the weather, and ensure the flags on your vehicles are securely attached.

Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the US Marine Corps service of Robert A. Belica, and to support his loving family.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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