Honor Mission
Vincent F. Gembolys
US Marine Corps - Vietnam Veteran
West Seneca, NY - 01/30/2021
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 Vincent F. Gembolys of Buffalo, who passed away on 24 January 2021.

Mr. Gembolys served on active duty in the US Marine Corps from 1969-1970, including 12 months in combat operations in South Vietnam. His MOS was 0331-Machine Gunner, and he was attached to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Mr. Gembolys was honorably discharged on 5 August 1970 with the rank of Lance Corporal (E-3).  He earned the following awards: National Defense Service Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Bronze Campaign Star; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm & Frame; and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Obituary: https://www.buszkafuneralhome.com/obituaries/Vincent-Gembolys/#!/Obituary
Primary Staging Date: 01/30/2021
Primary Staging Time: 7:30
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Buszka Funeral Home
2085 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
Lead Ride Captain: George Brown
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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:

(NOTE: Calling Hours are scheduled from 4:00-8:00 PM. As per current PGRNY protocol, a flag line will not be provided during calling hours.)

The PGR will participate in the funeral service, scheduled for 8:00 PM, including USMC military honors and presentation of the PGR Plaque.    Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag.

Thank you for your efforts to help honor the Vietnam War service of Vincent Gembolys, and to support his loving family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? No
Fourth Stage - Special Information:  
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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